Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Decor

Last year I created this little vignette on top of my Sweetheart cabinet, including my little Silver Christmas tree.

I found the tree at the Dollar Tree some year or years before I actually got it out and used it. I liked it because it reminded me of the tree my family had when I was a kid.

At first I only had the tree, and it looked kind of plain, so I set out to find some mini-tree ornaments. I found the mini-ornament balls at Target for $2.00.

This year I was able to find a string of battery-operated Tiny lights at Dollar Tree, and a Star tree topper at Micheal's craft store for $1.99.

I think I still need to find or make it a tree skirt, now that I'm using it in a different way.

Awhile back I posted about Play Scale, Barbie, Dioramas, ect.  Here's the result:

I ended up not even using any of my old Barbie dolls. I never could find any clothes for One-Arm-Ken, and it just seemed kind of dumb to rob Joe of his clothes when he would work just fine (redhead Barbie liked him better, actually) in the set-up.
I had Army Specialist GI Joe for a good many years, still in the box (his twin brother is still upstairs in his box). They were on clearance at Target one year so I bought a couple to save as collectibles, but now I figure they probably aren't ever going to be as popular because today's kids mostly aren't growing up playing with them like kids from the 60's and 70's did.

The Barbie I found a couple of weeks ago at the Goodwill store when I was looking for Barbie clothes. She's a Redhead Barbie, I couldn't pass her up. (Having three boys, I haven't kept up much with Barbie dolls since like the early 90's, so I don't know what Barbie this is. I didn't even know there were any redheaded Barbies.) Her dress and shoes came from the Dollar Tree also.

They are sitting on my fireplace mantle because I didn't have any place else to put them right now. Maybe later I can build (by "I" I mean J of course) a little 1-room house/livingroom box with walls and a fireplace mantle and such that I can decorate up.
Gingerbread cookies and Candy Canes snacks.
Joe's getting a new Rifle for Christmas.
I think the little wagon is for Barbie's niece because she
and Joe don't have any kids and probably never will.
Joe shopped for Barbie at Victoria Secret, but the famous Pink gift bag hasn't made it under the tree yet. Although I have to wonder if that's really a gift for Barbie, or him.

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