Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Workin' On It

 I'm working on my Christmas decorating.  Seems like it takes me until Christmas Eve to finish playing.  But I have some white things for White Wednesday at Kathleen's Faded Charm.  I haven't participated because I don't like to join in unless I have time to visit the other lovely entries.  Oh, I just popped over there to get the link, lots of yummy things to see, I'm going to be busy.

So my whites never seem as white as Kathleen's but then she should know best right, if she's hosting, right.  So I'm not going to beat myself up for showing you my off whites and a couple blurry pictures.  Apologies in advance.  So here goes.  So I'll stop with the so's now.

A friend of mine saved the fresh cuts from their tree bottoms each year.  Her kids named each of their trees, cute huh?  But I started this kinda late in our family life and usually just put the year.  A couple notes though, one for a new house and anther for a tree brought down from my mom's house in Michigan.  Btw, the best tree we ever got, as far as long lasting, was a tree we picked out in the pouring rain.

Next picture is not my house.

You may remember this picture from the Bachman Idea house, see the post here.  I have alot of Reader's Digest books because I love the covers and want to do something clever with them.  I'll let you know what that is when I figure it out myself.  Anyway, I like this cause it's retro/recycling.  And here's my attempt.....

 Ya, not so much.  Now that I look at the Bachman picture I see I need some greenery.  I went last night to Walmart but they didn't get any fake snow in this year.  What's up with that?  I asked a friend if they looked like trees and she said she'd need another drink first.

See the top needs something.  That decorating until Christmas Eve and all, gotta leave something for me to do.

In Minnesota we had a fireplace in the family room and I'd load the mantel up with snowmen.  But my Mr. Wonderful would wake up from a nap and think they were all staring at him.  Sheesh!  The things I do for that man!  Hopefully he's not falling asleep at the dining room table.

Some of this garland has been put up.  I just got the old bulbs at an estate sale and plan to put them on the tree that is yet to be picked out.

My favorite snowman!

Staircase done and seeds from pinecone garland vacuumed.

And a sneak peak for a Vintage Inspiration Friday post with Debra at Common Ground.

I'm sure Mr. Wonderful is wondering what the @#$%&* this is doing in the living room!  

I just here to exercise his heart.  I do my best.


  1. Looks like you're making good progress. I love the stacked books. Who cares whether they look like trees or not - they just look cool.

  2. Love the Christmas cuts, Susanne!!! You do my husband proud!!! I liked the books... I thought they looked like houses. And your home is lovely! This year I keep buying more ornaments for the tree.

  3. I so love your ladder and your display of Christmas goodies! They all look wonderful together!

    Stopping by from WW and Merry Christmas to you!

  4. The Christmas trees cuts are really charming...and I love your photo header!

  5. All your goodies look so pretty. I actually like your book trees better. I love that little snowman, my mom makes those and so we have a few of them around the house. Merry Christmas to you.