Once upon a time there were two lively OLD people...locked in their home, with no promise of company or prying eyes...to see their decorating Faux Pas.
Shock above shock---they decorated for themselves and no one else, after killing their backs and knees decorating the OUTSIDE for everyone else!
Exhaustion had set in ...when Hubby said, let's use the decorated tree in the closet down stairs, up here.
The thought of facing fifteen totes of decorations for the usual Tree...I quickly agreed. The tree from the Rec Room, was a woodsy-
and would easily fit on top of our window table! A few snowmen and Belsnickles were on it also!
So up it came, ker-poof, add a string of thrift shop gaudy lights and Wha-La!
DONE...It's been on every night and all the gray days! I only had to displace one lamp, instead of an exercise bike, 7 plants...
a 6 foot table and probably a rocking chair...and who knows what else! HECK---no one is going to see it but us, and it is definitely ENOUGH for this year!
Actually it was fun to revisit this tree, as when we have everyone for Christmas, I never get to be in the basement because I'm too busy--! I love these little gourd snowmen...I think we have four of them. All hand made, oiled and polished from real gourds.
And the handwoven deer---we have eight of those...of course you have to have eight.
A dilapidated fishing shack, the red bead lights, which are pretty in the daytime and add a pop of red!
Totally exact miniature hurricane lamp...a silly wood reindeer, and a fish up a paddle, lol.
THE Bald Eagle sits on top...why...? Because he can and who is going to try and stop him.
I totally love the harbor float lights...those I found in Hubby's hometown. The Loon is for a special memory on a lake in upper Wisconsin.
The rope balls, are hand made, and another snowman! Look at his corn cob pipe...too FUN!
I love mushroom birds, and this little cottage made of all mushrooms and natural materials, so woodsy!
Another deer---they have such energy and weigh nothing!
I hope you are decorating for YOU--what makes you happy. Hubby is as pleased as landing a 4# Bass! LOL.
And the best part-----
I put a tree in the bedroom with
Dolls, Pearls, Shoes, hats, a pair of Granny's gloves...as I find more things, I will add. It throws a sweet light...and looks great with the few ornaments I have found over the past couple of years.
Barbie and her little sister!
Holiday dolls, a swing Barbie
The tiniest dollhouse
hats, shoes, pearls and a sweet pink Barbie
The detail on the foldout Barbie house-Amazing!
A pink poodle
Busy Gal with her portfolio
A mini Barbie case
Another holiday doll
My Grandmother's pearls and bracelets. A Chinese Barbie.
Another Christmas doll
Great 5-string of pink, gray, and cream pearls.
An Anniversary doll
closeup of the shoe...I have others to add, somewhere.
This may stay up for a long time, I love the shimmering lights on a winter's night!
And, Hubby says fine with him!
ARE YOU DECORATING FOR YOURSELF?
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