Friday, December 16, 2011

I'm getting there

It is a slow process, but I'm getting there. (and I've just marked some things off 'cause there is just no way it is all getting done) I won't bore you with all the things that have been keeping me from getting things done around here, but I've missed three whole days this week. We are going to finish this tour before Christmas though, so let's move downstairs.

Mr. Snowman will greet you when you come in the front door.

Looking straight in from the front door.

A few touches mixed in with my Blue Willow dishes.

Looking back into the dining room. I would have turned the tree lights on for ya, but that would have meant crawling around on the floor - how about I just get one later. :) I keep having to fix the 'tree skirts' (felt) Seems they are attractive to doggies. Not sure if they have been napping there are just moving them around looking to see what is under them.

These trees are in the two front facing windows.

Doesn't everything look special when you put it under glass?

(almost everything in this room is pretty much like it was last year except the placemats on the table)

Looking back into the entry. I'm loving the stockings hanging here! I added a little basket to the bench to hold Christmas cards. I finally mailed my cards - no letter this year. I've been writing a 'newsletter' for Christmas cards since 1995 but it was one of those things that just got marked off as not happening this year. I should have taken a close up of the little gingerbread boy and girl - maybe I'll get that when I get the lighted tree shots. I've had them for years but they are still cute!

I'm off to wrap a few more packages!


aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

Everything and every room looks wonderful Tina !! Very Festive!!
I love looking at your pictures!

Patty C. said...

Everything looks so festive -well done :)

Mouse said...

ohhhh it looks lovely and those baubles etc under the glass domes look lovely ... and those stockings perfect :) love mouse xxxxx

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love your little 'welcome' snowman...he is adorable. :)
Have you ever thought about using timers for your little Christmas trees so that you don't have to crawl around on the floor trying to plug them in? I use them for everything that has lights and I LOVE it!!! Makes everything so much easier.