Saturday, December 15, 2012
In addition to the decorations in my living room, I decided to decorate my dining room as well. I have collected Snoopy stuff since high school, and have about 400 Snoopy Christmas ornaments, as well as all the other misc. decorations. I haven't put out the Snoopy stuff for a couple of years (it's A LOT of work), but I was in the mood for it this year, and love the fact that after so many years of living in a small apartment, I now have enough room to go a little crazy with the Christmas decorating. Here are some scenes from my dining room:
Yeah, I know, it's all pretty over-the-top and crazy, but it makes me smile, and my guests always enjoy it. It's hard to feel sad when you see all those smiling Snoopies. And it's hard to feel sad with this one around:
Friday, November 30, 2012
This is what the tree looked like when I bought the house:
This is my tree now:
Friday, November 23, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
I wish I could get a better picture of her, but she never stops moving!!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Now, on to the REAL post:
I've been working on several craft projets, one of them being a couple of collages. I've been collecting collage materials for years: old postcards, vintage greeting cards, old calendars, stationary, gift wrap, pressed flowers, old photographs, vintage wallpapers, magazine clippings, glitter, feathers, etc. I go to thrift stores and garage sales to try to find cheap picture frames for my projects. I feel kind of shy about sharing these (what if everyone thinks they suck?), but I thought I would do so anyway. So, here are a few of them (Sorry for the poor quality of the photos; can't get the lighting or the color right and having a hard time losing the glare on the picture frame glass).
This is my latest. I titled this one "The Garment of God":
A few others that have been hanging on my walls for years:
This one is my favorite. I call it "A Charmed Life":
"Love and Roses": I kind of wish I had not placed the images on this one in such a rigid, angular manner. Oh well, I can always go back and change it when I get the chance.
I'm now working on a couple of collages for Christmas. I love the Christmas cards, gift wrap and gift tags from the 1930's, 40's and 50's. So cute. I've got these to work with:
This card, sent in 1954, is one of my favorites:
Except for the last card, these dog cards are actually reproductions. I think they're just darling.
I absolutely love Christmas and decorate lavishly for it. Someday, when finances are better, I want to have one of those houses that goes all out on the outdoor decorations. But, for this year, I'll just have to concentrate on decorating inside. Can't wait for it!
Thanks so much for your visiting, and for listening to me whine. And for posting your comments. I love reading them.