Do you see a certain kitty photo bombing from the window? I will show a closeup of the porch next week.
My husband felt a little better yesterday so we got outside together and (finally) we were able to check a huge chore off the To Do list. The hedges that have been taking over the house are now nicely trimmed. I helped a little on those but mainly stuck to pruning the seedlings growing up at the fence-line.
The forest is always trying to take back the land. Yesterday was the one day in the forecast we could tackle this project. The wind chill today would make it too cold and next week is calling for the return of warm temperatures and rain. :(
So here is Christmas at my home this year, when I chose to decorate like crazy and sparkle.
|Without the flash...|
|A corner of the family room. The walls are actually a soft butter yellow.|
|The entryway. I love that Christmas painting, purchased at the Salvation Army thrift shop last year. Of course, the little aluminum tree is what was on clearance for $10.00 this year.|
|The centerpiece is enjoying its' new location on the family room coffee table this year.|
|A mish-mash of Christmas items in the family room.|
|My sister, Bonnie, gave me this antique container many years ago. She was once an antique dealer. We aren't sure what it was used for but it is definitely primitive... so beautiful with the very modern silk greenery in it.|
|The same old gang with a new Christmas tree and two "new" thrifted melting snowmen.|
|My obsession... and I have sent a lot to charity! Those left are much beloved, often given to me by a friend or relative.|
|Title this "close up with flash"...|
|This bell garland is the same as the one I cut up for the centerpiece shown a few photos earlier.|
|A kind of closeup of the remaining bears in my collection. There are a few in the study.|
I hope you liked this little tour. I will try to get an official My World this Week posted... next week.