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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


As you know, I got help from the grandkids putting up the tree but I discovered two totes of ornaments that were left  when we had to go to the barn for the routine chores. We had supper and they were picked up by their mom.

There were clear plastic totes all over the livingroom and I just finished  putting everything away this evening.  I put some lights in my Hoya plants  just for some ambiance. I took some photos that I was supposed to take yesterday but never got around to it until tonight.

                                This is a photo of the Christmas tree taken with a flash

                                          This is a photo taken without flash at night.

My incomplete ceramic village I started before the flood and now all the molds have been damaged and I could only save a small school that has yet to be painted. I always bisqued some for the customers thinking that I had plenty of time to paint some later on. Yeah, right...  

Here is a nativity bought by my daughter Christine as a Christmas gift in 2001. It is porcelain and I cherish it. 

This is a small winter ceramic scene that I made for myself and broke the front piece when moving things from the basement just before the water came in. Now I no longer have the mold as it was damaged in the flood too.  So I just add a couple of things in front and add fake snow to hide the light.

                                         I'm running out of place to put my nutcrackers.

                Have you noticed the hog podge  furniture in my house. My husband bought this for $5.00

I added some lights on one of my Hoya plants for added atmosphere for the grandkids at Christmas time..

I don't usually buy Pointsettias for myself but for $5.99 I couldn't resist this colorful plant.
                                                                Some of my secondhand finds

                                                                     Dollar Store greetings

                                               View of the tree from the diningroom 's point of view

View from the kitchen where it gets pretty busy at Christmas time with dinner preparations.

I bought  these two pieces for $2.99 at Value Village and cut a slit in the back and stuffed my old couch pillows in for a more festive look.  I love old World Santas.

I will zig zag the slit after the Holidays when I remove them. These are washable as the label says.

I hope that I didn't bore you with my insanity.  Thanks for stopping by for a little visit. I appreciate your comments how ever short cause I know that commenting on blogs is VERY TIME CONSUMING.   JB