I'm opening my post today with a photo of my Angel Tree.
Our Dickens Village is one of my favorite decorations. I add little touches every year. This year I added a table skirt and some new bushes, like the front hedge. I also added Ralphie's house as I reported in the last post.
Here is a view before I add the snow. I can not tell you how much difference it makes in creating the illusion of a real town. It also hides those white ceramic feet on the figures.
And After -
Here is the "let's look up the skirt" view of the ugly wiring job. Every year I think I'll do better then I get into it and don't. ha ha.
I was really under pressure from this guy: Mr. Starbuck, who was judging my every move.
The end result. I leave this up all of January to enjoy from the couch.
Here is the framed print of the Lincoln inking that Barbara gifted me. I chose a red silk mat, simple scrolled black frame and museum glass. I had it done at Michaels and they do a wonderful job.
It is part of my "Hall of Presidents"
I have a White House Historical Society ornament tree. Did you know they are less than $20. each and they come in a beautiful box with a booklet all about the history of each years ornament.
One day I'm going to sit down and read each and every one!
I got a wonderful gift this week from Kelly. Do you know what this is? Have you ever received one? Made one?
It's a SURPRISE BALL. How fun is that...? really fun!!!!
You unroll it and surprises fall out - I'll share mine with you.....
Well at last you have come to the end. Sorry it was so long. I have been super busy with a party we had. I'll share more decorations next time.
In parting, this is how coco has been helping me lately......
what a super duper dog -
Hope your Holiday plans, parties and prep are going merrily!