Sunny and cool here in Southern California..It's been cold at night but by 8am it's about 40 degrees on the back patio. But sitting on the front porch and chatting with a good friend and having a cup of coffee...it's perfect.
Then it hit me..just two days and visitors would begin to arrive and a family dinner on Sunday. I NEED to finish the decorating.
Thursday. It's has to be finished by Thursday!!
I'm still in pj's when I realize I need to get dressed first. I have a coffee buzz going on and the need for speed is overwhelming!
I got started and finished the Living Room..except for some minor tweaking. I collected a few of these hand made Santa's ..sculpted little faces..I fell in love with them.
I always have a table with "A Cup Of Christmas Tea" on it. It's one of my very favorite Christmas stories.
This copy is an autographed copy. Of course the lady in the photo is my Grandmother. Her name was Lilly. She was a school teacher. She was Married on New Years Eve 1900. I was married New Years Eve exactly 100 years later. (Not really important to anyone but me. :)
This is the top of my piano. I've decided to make it a Candy Cane Christmas so I began by filling every container I could find with Candy Canes.. The little Christmas tree you see is a white feather tree. It's been missing for the past two years ...I think. I found it this past weekend!! Maketh me happy! *smilin'* here.
The baby girl is my Erin Kathleen. She is the third from the youngest.
This is the little sofa table I found at an Estate Sale. I can't remember the price but it wasn't much.
Every single thing on the table is second hand...except the skates. No, WAIT, those are second hand too. Every single thing in this picture is second hand. Garage sales...yes, even all the books and the Mandolin. I think that's what it is. Has a rounded bottom. ?? I play the piano..nothing with strings.
Yep..second hand..even the coffee table..pillows, but not the furniture.
Again..lamp, little pitcher, picture frames, plate, plate stand, crocheted doily..all bought at garage sales. The end table was bought from a friend many years ago. I bought both end tables from her. The flowers...I bought from stores over the years.
The other little end table I bought from the same friend.
Living room... Yikes! The coffee table needs help!
I've already changed the coffee table since the picture was taken. :) Tweak, tweak!
I added this candy cane to the center of the front door wreath. It added a little something.
I showed most of the front room. I skipped the doll house, table and chairs and dolls, doll carriage, wicker highchair with the doll in it the old antique wicker buggy, blah, blah, blah.
I will show them when I finish decorating them. *puff puff*
I'm getting there..:)
It's fun to do it for the family..and yes, I do it for myself. It's fun! A LOT of fun.
See you tomorrow...
This post was a wee long...sorry...