Friday, December 5, 2014

The Year of the House Christmasing


Hello, Dear Ones! Well, you may be sick and tired of me blogging about our move but that's just the way it is right now. So when it came time to decorate the tree, I thought ~ this has been the year of the house and I would decorate our tree accordingly.
The tree is in the living room in front of what we call 'the picture window'. My little mother always called the front living room window 'the picture window'. Have you ever heard that before? Now 'the picture window' is not as grand a place for the Christmas tree as our two story entry was in our Texas house, but I'm really falling in love with this house!
Okie dokie! Do you see anything unusual on the tree? Yep, you're seeing glitter houses! If you follow me you may remember a couple of years ago I made a gazillion little glitter houses and I've also bought much sturdier and larger ones too. I thought I would have enough houses to poke into the tree to pull off this Year of the House Christmas tree theme. Do you like it?
 Have you noticed the tree is very full at the top? Now don't laugh! This is a large thick tree, we love it, but it was 9 1/2 feet tall. Too tall to stand in this house. Well, being the most talented folks we are, Mr. Precious got out the hack saw and just sawed off the top section. Well, the top section came out on its own but he sawed off some of the top of the next section so it would fit! Does it look funny to you?
Since the tree now doesn't go up into a pretty little point, it was up to me to make a topper to disguise that flat top. I gathered lots of ribbons and wet to town making bows and lots of curly streamers. I poked in a few little swirly twigs and thought it looked fine.
I cut and twirled some wired ribbon and poked it in all around the tree too, sometimes just curling the ends. I kinda liked that look. Now I'll show you some closeups of my houses. The smaller glitter houses are the ones I made and the larger ones ~ store bought.
Of course I poked lots of balls and some other things in the tree too. I think I could have used more balls! Are Christmas trees ever done?
It's beginning to get dark outside and now you can see the lights shining on 'the picture window'. One more thing...
Chloe Dawn wanted to show you our new rug! It has really made a difference in the room. It may look a little busy to some of you but I just love it and it has all of my colors in there! This is Chloe Dawn's favorite napping place at the moment. I think she's telling me she doesn't want to lay on the hard wood flooring! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
Take a look in the Five and Ten
Glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see
Is the holly that will be
On your own front door

A pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Bonny and Ben
Dolls that will talk and go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jenn
And mom and dad can hardly wait
For school to start again

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel
One in the park as well
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the Carol that you sing
Right within your heart

A pair of Hop-a-long boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Bonny and Ben
Dolls that will talk and go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jenn
And mom and dad can hardly wait
For school to start again

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the Carol that you sing
Right within your heart, right within your hear
~ sung by all of us