Friday, December 30, 2016

A Little More Christmasing

 Hello, Dear Ones! I know Christmas is over but I was so pleased with my mantel in the den this year that I wanted to share it with you. Oh, we leave our Christmasing up until after the new year. Do you? I've read that some of you have already taken it all down! I just want to enjoy it as long as I can.
 Okie dokie! Some of you may remember that a few years ago I made a gazillion little glitter houses. You can go here if you'd like to see my process of making them. Like I said, mine were little and when I would be out and see bigger ones I would have to buy them. So I've accumulated quite a few and they wanted to sit on my mantel!
I made this wreath so many years ago before I started blogging and it still comes out each year. It's actually two wreaths. One is just the Christmas balls and then a few years later I bought a larger wreath and sprayed a little white paint on it and then combined the two! I'm so talented like that you know! :)
 So I started poking down little houses and my little 'icing looking' Christmas trees got planted in the neighborhood too.



I'll start at one end and show you my glitter houses. The little bitty ones are the ones I've made.
Here's the other side. There is also a little string of lights on a timer that come on at the appropriate time. Also that garland is so sparkly it looks like it is lit up! See the reflection on the wood? Cool!
 I'll just continue and show you the shelves on either side of the fireplace. I had my Staffy's arranged with things and books. But I decided to take everything out and start over for my Christmasing. Dogs and glitter houses mostly and a few pictures of family.
 The Staffy's were so happy to have a little neighborhood by themselves.


See? Staffy and glitter house love.
 You know how I love olden things. I bring this little embroidery out each year too. I made this around 1978. It is still cute even though it's little frame is dented and scarred a little.
 Cute here.
Cute there and cute everywhere. Thanks for putting up with a little more Christmasing with me.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Day After Christmas

 Here comes the letdown Christmas is over
Here comes the meltdown, there goes the cheer
But before we have a breakdown, let us remember
The light of the world is still here

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world

Come January I’m ready for summer
The Super Bowl’s over and I’ll settle for spring
Sometimes we all need a change in the weather
But it won’t change the reason we sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
The light of the world
The light of the world
The light of the world

So take down the stockings, take back the sweaters
Take down the lights and the star and the tree
But don’t let this world take your joy after Christmas
Take joy to the world and just sing

Happy day after Christmas
And merry rest of the year
Even when Christmas is over
The light of the world is still here
~ by Matthew West



30 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks lovely - as do all of your pretty little houses! They are so nicely detailed. I've read your Christmas posts and see you had a wonderful time! My Christmas was spent with my 3 Pups...and we enjoyed our day.

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  2. Shelia....as always, you do an amazing job decorating. Your wreath is just stunning! Yes...enjoy it for a little while longer! Happy New Year darling!

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  3. I leave my tree and most of decorations up until New Year's. It's enjoyable to me the week after Christmas to relax with the lights and really enjoy it. I love your glittery houses. If I had a mantel...well how many times have I said that! Hugs to you Shelia. Happy New Year!

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  4. I love your village of glittery houses. I really like your Staffordshire dogs too. I still have our tree up to enjoy and some outdoor things. Some times I like to cling to the good feeling by looking at the decorations longer too. Blessings to you Shelia and your wonderful family for a new year of happiness and good health. xoxo, Susie

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  5. Christmasing! I have a new favorite verb...

    Your wreath is fantastic!

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  6. Such a pretty mantel. I love the little houses.That wreath is really nice over it. ALso loving your shelves with the Staffies. So cute. Glad you had a nice Christmas! Happy New Year!

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  7. Your mantle is just beautiful! I love that wreath. And the little village is just adorable! I leave my things up until after Christmas too. The Christmas season is so short. But just a few days and my things will be replaced with snowflakes and snowmen. I just can't bear to leave things empty after Christmas is over.

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  8. The glitter houses are just the cutest! I need to try to make some to have for next year. We listened to Christmas music today while I cooked. I love this week! Happy New year! Hugs, Diane

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  9. Well, you can't have too much Christmassing for me and I'm one of the people you will never hear has started taking down their decorations before New Year or even Epiphany (and on occasion Valentines Day, but Solstice is too much!). Some, the snow folk and white woodland trees will stay up far into the New Year.

    I adore your mantle. I want every single thing on your mantle -- the houses, the wreath, the whole shebang! It's fabulous and I especially love that you actually made many of them. Three Cheers! Happy New Year, my friend!

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  10. That's my favorite mantel ever - love the glitter houses all lined up with the icing-ed trees, too. Your wreath is incredible, I bring mine out every year. I was never able to load my Christmas pics onto my blog this year, the older I get the harder things are to do, and so I enjoy what everyone else does. You always share the best!
    Mary

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  11. A winter wonderland village, with pretty ornaments shining down. Awww love the Christmas embroidery you made many moons ago, looks 70s-ish:). I have one my mom made in the 70s, rattan fan chair with a fern hanging down, kitty on the chair too.
    Happy New year! Kathleen in Az

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  12. Your mantel piece is stunning, I love it.
    I always take my Christmas things down about the 7th January, which I think is twelfth night. I haven't done a lot this year but the tree is up and a few things on flat surfaces, it's still Christmassy :)

    Diana

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  13. Love your little houses and the dogs too!! My holiday décor is never put away until after Jan. 6 and usually into Feb...... I like the color and festivity, in the north, winter can be pretty bleak........xoxoxo

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  14. I love what you done on your mantel. Your little houses always make me think I should make some, too. Our Christmas is still up. We are caring round the clock for my dear, little mother right now so the decorations might stay up longer than usual.
    @~Adrienne~

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  15. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! Thanks for sharing your lovely holiday home with us.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  16. Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! Thanks for sharing your lovely holiday home with us.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  17. Beautiful Shelia! Happy New Year!!

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  18. Your mantel is so pretty! I love your little houses. When I see them in the stores, they are just so expensive, that I don't buy them. I should get a few though!! I hope you and your sweet family have a wonderful, prosperous, and healthy new year! Blessings to you!!

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  19. Its all so pretty and i love your "staffy" dogs---ive not been able to find any yet!

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  20. Hi Shelia, your home was just gorgeous for Christmas and I'm so glad I didn't miss this Christmasy post!! Love your mantel and the darling snow cottages. Wishing you a wonderful new year sweet friend. Blessings to you and your family. xo

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  21. Such a pretty mantel Sheila!!! I love your gorgeous little houses! I haven't
    "de Christmatized" my house as of yet either! I like to enjoy the season as long as possible!
    Happy New Year!
    Rebeca

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  22. Your mantel is fabulous and love those houses you made!....I wish you and your family and most wonderful New Year...here's to a great 2017!!!

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  23. Shelia ~ your Christmas decor is so charming, don't take it down yet!! I love it and your darling little glitter houses too. Wish you didn't live so far away!! Happy New Year to you and your precious family.

    Loads of Love,
    Susan and Bentley

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  24. Sheila, Your mantel is perfection! Love the wreath and the little village! May 2017 bring you health and joy.

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  25. I love your mantel. Last year I tried to make a wreath like that. This year I found one (smaller) to buy :) I took my trees down already so they would be down before my surgery. I miss the tree lights. I think I need to hang twinkling white lights up somewhere. I did paint some of the little glitter houses. They are still out. :)

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  26. Shelia,
    LOVE all your beautiful houses!! I have a tendency to buy every one I see too!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  27. Your little houses are amazing!!!! The mantel is gorgeous....
    Can you tell me about the plates you have hanging on each side? They are beautiful and the center "Christmas Tree" is like my dishes.
    Many thanks and blessings to you,
    J

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)