Saturday, December 15, 2012

Displaying My Glitter Houses




Hello, Dear Ones!
I've been waiting for this day for some time now to show you my little Glitter Houses on display.
I started making these little houses and churches way back in the summer
and couldn't wait for Christmas time to set them all up.
If you'd like to see how I made them, you can see my post HERE and HERE.
I'm joining the Pinterest Pinning Party at Debbiedoos

 I painted my little breakfast room hutch with these little houses in mind back in September.
Yes, I do silly stuff like that ~ I really do!
I tossed down three white runners I had made years ago, 
folded them up just right and poked one down on each shelf. 
I just had to have some snow!

 Okay, I'll start with the bottom shelf. I had one extra church and poked it down here.
I think this shelf is where the Baptists live! :)

Second shelf.
Now this little group got lost behind the trim 
so I poked down lots of magazines to lift them up and put the snow on top!
It worked!
I'm so talented like that. You know you know that, don't you?
I really am teasing.

 The very top shelf.
These little houses and church are smaller than the rest but still just as cute.
Don't you love them?

 I'll show you a close up of my little churches.
 Now I made some of my doors and windows myself but found some graphics of doors and windows on the internet I liked and resized them to fit my little buildings and printed them out.
See, I told you I was talented! :)
 Okay, okay! I bragged on myself too soon.
I know this little steeple is crooked.
You know...made by hand...oops! :)
But it's okay with me.
Here's some houses. 
I got a little carried away with the Christmas balls on the one on the left.

 These are the little bitty ones. 
You can see the 'me' made door and window on the house at the left
and the prettier printed out ones on the house at the right.
Do you see the little Christmas tree in the window?
 Here you can really see the Christmas tree and curtains in the window.
I'm feeling talented again! :)
Since I am so talented, :) I didn't put any windows in the blue house. 
I'm sure it gets very cold in there!
 I did have such a wonderful fun time making these little houses and adding all the little accessories.
You have to have little bottle brush trees with your Glitter houses and I found mine at
Michael's and Hobby Lobby along with the little folks and animals.
Some of these are for model train set ups, I'm just sure.

On with the cuties.
Look at this sweet little lambie pie!
 One more little lambie pie and they are hanging out at the church!
I think they are going to be in the Christmas play.
 ...as the shoppers rush home with their treasures.
 ...with every Christmas card I write.
 ...oh, bring me some figgy pudding.
...pretty papers, pretty ribbons of blue.
 ...toy land, toy land.
 Doggies just love Christmas time.
 And they are ever so obedient this time of year. :)

 So grab your keys or...
 just jump into the horse drawn carriage and pop on in to see me.
Hope you've enjoyed seeing my little Glitter houses on display


Pin It
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Silver Bells

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you'll hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, even stoplights
Blinkin' bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa's big day
And above all this bustle you'll hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It's Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there's a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
Soon it will be Christmas day
~ sung by my Glitter Houses




88 comments:

  1. Shelia, you are talented. They are utterly charming. xo, olive

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  2. Shelia your Christmas glitter houses are so sweet! You did an amazing job making each one of them and they look wonderful on your hutch. I like how each one is different with it's own personality. I use Reader's Digests to lift things up on the top of my china hutch too. I have a berry garland in front of them so you can't see them. :) Decorating secrets. LOL Hugs, Pamela

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  3. Hi Shelia, I adore these sweet villages. Love the curtains, Christmas trees, etc. - what tedious work but oh so beautiful. I see you have a wiener dog just like Harriet!
    Hubby is better and I am back to blogging. Visit when you can.
    Take care,

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  4. Oh Shelia, this is so pretty! I have a love for little houses & cottages like these & to think that you made them, wow! You did a wonderful job!

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  5. Shelia, your little houses are so adorable. The fact that you made them all makes them so sweet and sentimental! You really are a talented lady!

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  6. I am telling you Sheila, those are amazing! You are really talented my dear...wow oh wow, love them so much!!
    And I love how you displayed them, what an amazing project!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. You are definitely talented Shelia....I love your little Christmas village...I love how you made it all come " alive"! Seasons Greetings! Shari.

    p.s. I am holding a giveaway pop over and see before the 7th!

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  8. You were very busy this past summer! They are so cute, and worth all of your talented effort. Sally

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  9. I love your sweet little glitter houses!! Wish that I had started making some in July like you did!!
    Now I understand why Atticus misbehaves in spite of the fact that it is Christmas time, he is a cat, not a doggie!!

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  10. I am loving the glitter cottage Putz houses this year!! You have an awesome collection of them!! My girls would adore it-


    ♥Linsey

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  11. Hello Sheila,

    Love them! Love your little ladies. I am finishing up puttign together mine now.


    Gabriela

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  12. You ARE quite talented, and I'm not teasing! I love your glittery village, especially the BLUE house. Really, my favorite is the brown dog, perhaps because he looks like my last one.

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  13. Such fun little houses that made me smile. They are so good looking in the pastels. What a great project. Joni

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  14. I don't blame you for painting your hutch to house the pretty little villages! You are a talented lady. A lot of talented work went into building your villages. Very pretty!

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  15. Sheila, I just love your little glitter houses!!! You ARE very talented to do all this!!! I like how you used your runners for snow. Yes, alot of the little people and animals are probably for trains. I should know:):) XO, Pinky

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  16. Yes, you ARE talented like that. ;) I love your village and wish that I could live in it for a day or two. Life looks so simple and festive in your village and full of the Christmas spirit. Great "snow," too!

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  17. Shelia- Those houses are just adorable and I love the way you have them displayed on the hutch. You did a marvelous job on them. Wouldn't you love to shrink yourself down and walk through that little village for just a day?....or am I the only loon out here? No need to answer that- xo Diana

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  18. You really are very talented, Shelia. The amount of work for each piece of this precious village just boggles the mind (my mind, at least!). Love the adorable accessories like the sweet lambs and doggies. Hutch looks wonderful. Miss Carter is going to love it! xo

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  19. They are absolutely darling housed collectively in your hutch! What beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail on your wee homes! The churches are my favs!

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  20. I just love it! It must have been so much fun making each house/church, and the bottle brushes and the little people - and dogs! - are just perfect. Little Carter is going to be fascinated by them. Hugs ~ Mary

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  21. YOU are one talented lady! Those look great the way you displayed them.

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  22. Hi Shelia!

    I remember when you were making these and thought I might do the same. Well of course now it is just too late and the ones at the store are so expensive! I love the pastels that you used and I just knew that you would be displaying them on you newly paint hutch :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  23. Shelia, these houses and churches are fabulous. And you made a whole town. I thought about making a putz house and was overwhelmed. Thanks for the instructions. I do think a glue gun would be easier than Elmer's too.

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  24. Shelia, I'm so proud of you! Those are beautiful little glitter houses. I love the details you put on all the houses...crooked steeple and all. How many times have you seen an olden church with a steeple that was crooked? Sure!

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  25. I am still amazed at your wonderful little houses, Shelia! They really are little treasures! Hugs...Debbie

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  26. Shelia, Your Header is GORGEOUS!!!
    Sweet to visit your place this evening.
    d

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  27. Sheila, this is all so cute. You did an outstanding job on these little glitter houses.

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  28. How cute! I love the way you have displayed them...VERY sweet. I have a set of those little glitter houses...but..didn't put them out this year. I totally forgot I had a new lovely table to display them all on...maybe next year.
    Yours are so sweet. Quite a collection.

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  29. Thank you, Sheila, for the smiles this gave me tonight! Your glitter house village is just perfect! And that cabinet makes it look all the cuter! Wonderful! Sweet, just too Sweet!
    Love and Happy Holidays to you,
    Lily, WA, USA

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words about my little houses. I'm so glad you've enjoyed them. I know what a wonderful time I had creatiing them. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  30. Shelia,
    This is the post I"VE been waiting for since you madethese adorable houses and churches back in the Summer!!!You did an amazing job of displaying them on your sweet hutch!!! I can only imagine the sweetness of the look on Little Carter's face when she sees these! Thanks for sharing all your creative talents with us!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  31. I absolutely love this display - It's so charming!

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  32. How beautiful. I cannot believe you made those. I think my favorite is the golden church and trees.

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  33. You have a right to brag on your self! You created a work of art. Its lovely!

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  34. My gosh, I love every little itsy bitsy piece of your display!!! You really are very talented, creative and oh, so very patient!!! Little Carter is gonna love this!!!

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  35. Your 'Vision' turned into a reality !!
    And such an Adorable reality too !!
    xoxo

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  36. Oh, Shelia, you are amazing. Such patience and love in these little houses. They are so cute and set up so beautifully..Happy Tuesday..Judy

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  37. Shelia, what a gorgeous display!!! I have been loving these little homes for a long time and I think this year I will start collecting them. So beautiful!

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  38. Your glittery villages are wonderful and a little girl whose name starts with a C is going to be charmed, I'm sure!

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  39. What an incredible display you've created! I'll bet that any visitor to your home will spend a long while admiring your work.

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  40. Oh Sheila, I just love your little village. You did a fabulous job on the houses, and all the little people...they are adorable!! Girl, you rock! Beautiful!!!

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  41. Sheila,
    It is all just darling. I love the old truck and the dog. What a great display you have going there!

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  42. Sooo cute! Love them! I like how you added the little accessories too - the people and animals.

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  43. I love these .... I enjoyed seeing how you made them, but oh, my, they seemed too tedious for me!!! But after all your hard work, you have treasures for sure!!! And I adore all the wonderful accessories, the little folk are so charming!!!

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  44. AMazing and pretty. Love all the added touches, like the windows and the little figures.

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  45. Merry Christmas, Shelia! Good to hear from you. Thx for stopping by for a visit at Home Haven. Yep, my hair is naturally curly. Hair and I have had a disagreement a time or two and come away with a bad hair day or looking like I slept in my hair! grins. It's a challenge.

    Your home looks awesome.....so very fesitive.
    May you have a super day,
    d

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  46. Oh your Christmas decor is so pretty! It makes me feel so cheery and festive. If you ever tire of the dear doxie there's a home for him. :)

    May the peace and joy of the season be yours.

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  47. This is just SOOOOOOO cute, Shelia! I love every inch of it, and I particularly love those houses you made. How did you do this??? It's wonderful!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  48. Oh my goodness, I'm in bottle tree heaven. It's so beautiful.

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  49. Perfect poking! Thanks for posting Shelia! ♥

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  50. Oh my goodness, Shelia, your little village is beyond adorable! You should be so proud of yourself, and you ARE super-talented dear lady! I'll bet your little granddaughter loves looking at this display.

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  51. It's all perfectly adorable, you did a fabulous job of it all. I love them all, especially the churches. I always enjoy your sense of humour. Love and hugs, Cindy

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  52. What a lovely display, Shelia! You've done such a great job on your houses. I love the other pieces you've added in to make a charming village on your hutch.

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  53. Now you know my dear Shelia that I am right now steaming with jealousy, lol!!! My goodness they are beyond fabulous!! Every little detail and so many of them! I worked over a month on ONE!! They are beautiful and special and so very authentic too. Just lovely:-)

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  54. You really ARE talented. These are so pretty and so charming. I want to move into your little village. What a great idea to set the village up on your hutch. laurie

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  55. Shelia, wow this is so nice! I love Christmas villages, and what a really good idea to put on on a hutch! So great!

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  56. Most adorable! I've been waiting to see these!
    You did an excellent job! You are very talented!
    I wish I could see these up close and personal!

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  57. Hi Shelia...I think it's you that is a sweetie! How I love your prim little Christmas village. You have created a winter wonderland with all the trimmings!
    Thank you for your loving comments and visits on my blog!
    Happy Christmas, my sweet friend!
    Carolynn xxx

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  58. Sheila, your glitter houses are adorable! You did an amazing job creating them! So pretty! :)

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  59. Utterly charming. The details are so fun! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas....

    ciao!

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  60. Shelia, you are one talented little lady!!! This village is one of the cutest things I've ever seen -- I love it!! I think it's amazing that you made every single building, and you were smart to think of using the colored card stock. I wouldn't call it cheating; I'd call it a shortcut, and I love shortcuts. :-D

    All the people and trees and vehicles just make it all complete, but I especially love that you added the lambs and the dogs. This is a wonderful project and you can pass it on to your darling grand daughter one day. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Denise

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  61. You made these? Really!!! They are fabulous! I have a collection of vintage ones that I love taking out every year too.

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  62. Your houses turned out beautifully. I admit when you first started, I tried doing one too-it turned out aweful and it went in the garbage.Of course I knew when I started I couldn't cut a straight line! Oh well, I will just enjoy yours!

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  63. Shelia...you are truly talented!! Your houses are just the cutest, sweetest things I've seen. What a treasure they are and I know you had so much fun making them.

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  64. Shelia, me fascina como te ha quedado tu villa navideña, es hermosa. Tienes manos muy talentosas. Saludos desde C.R.

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
      be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  65. Sheila, they are absolutely stunning! I can't believe you made them! My DIL just bought several. I had to pin these and am going to show her your beautiful collection.

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  66. Thanks for linking up the is week over at the cabin:) Great idea to start the project in the Summer that way it is ready in time for blogging.

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  67. You sure have a gorgeous collection of glitter houses Sheila. All displayed so pretty too. Now I am dying to know what your son called you? LOL

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  68. Beautiful collection of glitter houses. The little accessories are so cute. The fact that you made these, makes it more special.

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  69. O, aren't these just the sweetest. I must make some little glitter houses...too cute, Shelia. You did such a great job...
    xo bj

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  70. Sheila you stole my heart....
    What a lovely collection!!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  71. Stopping by from the Katherine's Corner link up today! What a SWEET little idea. You see so many store bought Christmas villages , but not ones like this! It is just the kind of project I would be interested in :) I especially love the church with the cross on the steeple. And let's not forget all that glitter! So pretty. Good job, and it was fun stopping by. ~Rebekah from We Live Inspired!

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  72. How cute the houses are! You have been a busy glitter house elf for sure. On my way to read how you did it now.
    Rhonda

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  73. Hi Shelia,

    How wonderful your little houses are....so festive and cheerful!!

    xoBarb

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  74. Hi, Shelia

    You have such a lovely collections. I love all the details you put. By the way, looked around your other post and your Christmas decoration is lovely. Have a great weekend.

    Vanessa

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  75. Hi, Shelia

    I forgot to add I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

    Thanks,

    Vanessa

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  76. You have the best glitter house collection ever! And apparently everyone agrees with me based on the many comments!! I have to look at the pictures several times to take it all in. Love it!

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  77. Shelia, this is absolutely darling. Just wonderful! Thank you for giving all the details. I love knowing all the little things, like the fact that you used magazines to elevate the items on the second shelf (you're so smart!). But the best detail? That the Baptists live on the first shelf. Love that! :)

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home!

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  78. I'm a new Sweetie to your blog :) I love these beautiful glittered houses, my aunt and uncle had them and I had so much fun as a kid looking at them. (they put them high up so we wouldn't play with them as well).
    New follower! I would love if you stopped by, feel free to follow back
    www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  79. Oh Shelia, these are so wonderful, I can't believe you made these!!! just amazing!! I'm pinning these for Debbie's Pin Party!! Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!

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  80. Best collection of glitter houses I've seen!! I was going to make some this year but it didn't happen. :( I do so enjoy looking at yours. :)

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  81. Wow, that is so cute, Sheila! Amazing :) Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  82. I am so glad that you stopped by and told me about your putz houses. I so enjoyed seeing all your work and how cute they are. So fun, don't you think? Love them all!

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  83. OMG!!

    You know I loved these sweet little houses when you shared them in the summer but now, seeing them on display, they are just so darn precious!! Totally loving them! I am playing catch up as I am finally finished decorating!! 19 trees this year.... Yes, it is a sickness!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  84. Shelia-I can't find your email....but...did I send you the graphic for the day of Silence and Support for Tuesday? If not let me know and I will email it for you. The blog world (supposedly) is going silent on Tuesday- several other bloggers, like you, are doing it for longer, too. God bless you- I, too, am heartbroken and feel just sick.

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  85. Your glitter houses are so charming! Everything looks so wonderful and festive.

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  86. Lovely and sweet glitter house, just saw your share right now and just got amazed, the doggies are too cute and just enhancing the appearance of your home.

    Oxmo udsalg

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