Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Time is Here

Hello, and Season's Greetings, Readers.
I hope everyone is having a good, not too stressful Christmas/Holiday season. 

My month has had it's moments, but I've managed to adjust, and sail on.

I was excited come December 1st to pack away the Fall decor and be able to get out the Christmas stuff.

 The sheetrock is torn off this wall so we can get to the plumbing in the bathroom on the other side of the wall, so I covered it with a sheet and borrowed the idea - likely as seen on Pinterest - of hanging Dollar Tree plastic table cloths.

The (Gemmy) Santa that J rescued from the dumpster at work before someone threw him away. I think he's awesome....even if his head does fall off sometimes, lol.

The "gift" is an old framed print wrapped in Dollar Tree wrapping paper/ribbon/bow.

My Grannie's old ceramic vase holds branches from the yard to display some of my old glass ornament balls.

The mantel decor didn't go so well. Couldn't get it to come together.

Little red tinsel tree with cinnamon-applesauce ornaments, and a little gingerbread couple hanging out below.

My "snow village" didn't work out too well, either.

Charlie Brown tree by the tv, because it made sense....Charlie Brown Christmas was one of the Christmas programs we watched on tv every year when I was growing up.

My little collection of Nativities, and a Church. Another 'I can't get this to arrange right' issue.

J's fireman-Baby Jesus print, with the glass cross from a basket from his Daddy's funeral.  
My Aunt made me the lighted glass block a few years ago, and the oil lamp I bought as a souvineer from Jamestown, VA last year. 
It's all something of a "This Little Light of Mine"/Christmas Star/Jesus is Born theme.

And a fuzzy picture of our Christmas tree.
With the new camera I bought myself on Black Friday in hopes of being able to take better pictures.

We've been doing some work in our ugly stairwell - got one wall of sheetrock up - but haven't been very excited to do the other side and finish it yet....

Anyway I saw this Stairway Christmas Tree - on Pinterest, natch - and wanted to give it a shot.

It's made from shelf-liner paper. You can use white or any color, I just had white with pastel polka-dots in my stash-of-stuff, so that's what I used.
(The whiter looking parts on it is reflections from the glass of the door.)

It's the first thing you see when you come in the carport door. The three or four visitors I've had have thought it was pretty neat.