Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmasing in the Den

Hello, Dear Ones! Here's some little snaps from around the den at my house. I'll apologize right up front for the not too niceness of snapping. Both of these areas are just so hard to photograph with my little point and click camera. Just sayin'... ;) You'll still love me won't you?

Okay, this is what I call my Crystal Bar - no strong drink - just strong cut glass and crystal.

Years and years ago I made this ornament wreath. I used all non breakable balls.
I thought that was so smart because I knew in my house if I used glass balls the wreath wouldn't make it the next year! I use a wreath of some sort hanging here on the glass all year round. You can see the mantle across the room peeping through. :)

I've told you many times, but our house is a 1970s house and it has mirrors everywhere. My Crystal Bar has mirrors on three sides here, so reflections galore. Lots of Fostoria passed down to me from my aunt Alma. You can see my most dainty shoulder and arm with a camera attached! :)

Here's the other side of the Crystal Bar. Some more olden Fostoria and other crystal pieces. You can see my most fluffy, um, tiny side here in the mirror.

You can see I've poked down a few Christmas balls to try and tie in with the bright colors from my ornament wreath.

I also have a few of these little bubble night lights. This one is so sweet and the little flame part has glitter in it and it just dances all around as long as the light is on.

Here's another area of the den and it's dark also. I always have that lamp turned on because this is just a dark spot. If you visit me often you may notice we hung the cuckoo clock here because there is a stud in the wall. Little cuckoo was hanging on another wall and I just happened to look up at it and it had just about ticked and tocked itself off the wall!

So you can see I have set up a tiny village, various kinds of buildings. These are really Mr. Precious' little houses. He doesn't care what brand they are - he just loves them.

This is a little piece that used to light up - it died. I bought the special little bulb for it, plugged it up and it shone so sweetly for about ten minutes and then it died again. So it's cute, but it's dead!

This is my favorite of Mr. Precious' little buildings.

Now this excites me. I used this picture last year as I had the table set up almost the same way. It actually snowed here in Galveston a few years back and this is the snap I took of our home in the snow. Well, I took it to Photoscape and played with it and made it look more like a watercolor and framed it to sit here with Mr. Precious' village. I'm talented like that, you know! :)

Then I poked down some faux berries and a golden beaded garland and was done!

There you have it - a couple of little spots all Christmased out for you to see! Now just pretend you do not see my extention cords poked under the table. :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

The fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still goodbying
But as long as you love me so
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
~ sung by my little village


  1. Sheila, it is all so sparkly and beautiful like you. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Very you do have the crystal!!!

  3. Everything sparkles! Hope you and your family have happy holidays. Enjoy that baby! ~ Sarah

  4. That is all so bright and beautiful..perfect for Christmas Shelia, thanks for sharing it all. I love that candle bubble light and the villages..all so cute! ;D

  5. You have the perfect place to show your crystal pieces and its good that you made a place to show off Mr precious little houses ...they are cute this time of year.God Bless Trish

  6. It's all so beautiful, Shelia but the ornament wreath is fantabulous!

  7. Oh Sheila Sweetie...
    Everything, I do mean everything, looks so beautiful. I love the wreath. You would never know that it isn't glass, it is beautiful. It really frames that area of the room, and brings such happiness to the air space. I love it.

    I also love the village pieces. They are so serene nestled in that corner, and your fostoria is beautiful. I have a complete set of glasses that belonged to my grandmother. They have been packed away for a very long time. This next year, I plan to bring them down and start sharing them in my china cabinet.

    Thank you for sharing this evening Sheila. I have so enjoyed my visit tonight at Note Songs. May God richly bless your family this Christmas holiday. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  8. That is one fine set of looking crystal. I love all the sparkle! Very pretty Sheila. Enjoy it all, as your home looks so very pretty!

  9. Love, Love the are SO creative....

    Have a wonderful week

  10. What a beautiful crystal collection! The ornament wreath is gorgeous and looks wonderful with the crystal!


  11. Hi Shelia,
    Your decor looks all sparkly and bright. I love it all.
    I always love visiting your blog and I love to try and guess what song you will have at the end! I don't always guess it right. But it's fun!

    You are such a dear.


  12. My favorite is the village because of all the detail. I love what you did with the snow photo to incorporate it into the village.

    You have a beautiful home and I love all your holiday decor!

  13. Oh your pictures are did a wonderful job of your village..mine are too far away!
    Everything is beautiful...and from this Texan...I bet we neither see snow this year...but we did last year on Christmas Eve and Day...what a miracle.
    Merry Christmas...just beautiful!!!

  14. Shelia,your den is lovely with all of it's Christmas finery. Happy Holidays! hugs ~lynne~

  15. OMGoodness, how I LOVE your SPARKLY, crystal bar!!!! It is gorgeous!!! I love Mr. P's little houses too. The oic of your house is so pretty, I would frame it too! Wishing you a beautiful, blessed Christmas!!! XO, Pinky

  16. Hi Shelia, what a lovely, light-filled, and shiney bar area. Everything looks so pretty and to sparkley! Home you have a wonderful Christmas and some special time with that sweet little baby! Linda

  17. Hi Sheila, All your crystal pieces are so absolutely gorgeous! I love the reflection of the crystal in the mirrors. And the ornaments that you've placed in many of the glasses add extra sparkle! Beautiful. ~ Susie

  18. You have so many pretty spaces Sheila!
    I love the wreath you made, and the village is quite wonderful!
    You have the decorating knack and it shows!

  19. I love your decorations. Your Aunt Alma's Fostoria really touched my heart - I have my grandmother's Fostoria in the same pattern, Americana. I had an Aunt Alma who was very dear to me. Mr. Precious' village collection is wonderful!

  20. Shelia, I just love that fabulous ornament wreath! So colorful! Enjoyed the peek at your pretty crystal and village settings. I bet the bubble nightlight is fun to watch, too! Bess

  21. Hi Shelia! everything looks so pretty! I love that wreath! Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

  22. Oh Shilia, it's a fantasy world, just as sparkly as can be!

    Have missed you!

    Trying to catch up!


  23. Your crystal bar is so pretty. I love the little village too. I've always wanted one, but have no where to put one!

  24. You know I am nuts for your Crystal Bar! I, too, have my mother's Fostoria American which I love, and I also adore your American Brilliant footed bowl! Simply exquisite!

  25. What a beautiful collection you have in your Christmas bar! It is so sparkly and festive all on its own. I am so glad you came to visit. Thank you for your sweet comments. May you have a wonderful Christmas.

  26. Hi Sheila...
    Everything looks beautiful and I just love all your crystal!
    Merry Christmas!

  27. Amazing!!!
    I'd like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and joyously happy and healthy New Year!

  28. Hi Sheila,
    I am left speechless at how pretty your glass collection is with all the mirrors and Christmas balls...just so pretty!
    Merry Christmas,
    The Tattered Tassel


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