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