Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It Takes a Village

Hello, Dear Ones!
As I'm popping around Blogland, I see you all are really Christmasing up your homes and I thank you for all of the beautiful inspirations. 
I'm bringing you into my den today to show you what I've been up to.
 Last year I made a gazillion little glitter houses for Christmas.
I had so much fun and glitter was all over the place!
I loved it.
If you'd like to see how I made them you can go HERE
This is where I had them last year, in my breakfast room hutch.
I just loved this display but didn't want to do the same thing this year so...
 I decided to use my builtins.
I just popped down some 'snow' over my stacks of books and poked houses on top.
I'm so talented like that you know! ;)

 Here you can see a little bit closer.
Smile, you're on candid camera. Yep, that's a camera. Mr. Precious has his cameras around our home so when we're away he can 'check up on it'. So don't you try to break in and set off the alarm because this little camera will start recording you and you'll go to jail. I would just hate that! :)
Mr. Precious is obsessed, what can I say! :)
 Now here's the other side. 
I had to poke other things among my little houses to help fill up the shelves.
Then the center and not one little house at all!
 I'm being a bit lazy this year as I just poked the little Christmas tray right in front of the other tray that I keep up all year long. The Christmas tray was in my house when I was a little girl.
In about 1978 I made the little JOY picture. Remember crewel embroidery?
 I just have to bring it out each year.
 Here comes Santie Claus!
 Here's one little house close up.
Now dear ones, I tell ya ~ I'm not going to make any more glitter or glitterless houses.
I went to Tuesday Mornings yesterday and picked up 3 glitter houses ~ five times bigger than mine with little lights on the inside and much more sturdy. And guess what? They only cost $6.99 each! Poop! I worked for months on mine. 
Never. Again. Never. Again, I tell ya! I'll show them to you later.
Okie dokie! That's what I've been up to. I must tell you by touching all of my glitter houses I'm covered again with glitter. I do look much more gorgeous when I'm glittered! :)
Know I'm teasing.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year

Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share

Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there

Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...
~ from A Charlie Brown Christmas