Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finally... a bit of Christmas!

Santa's helpers finally showed up...

After they helped me decorate a couple stayed behind to hang out on the wreath...

We made this wreath by hot gluing different types of moss to a Styrofoam wreath base.  We then added bits of pepper berry and bark with a couple of beaded flowers for sparkle.

The tree...  we got a tiny one this year (because the house is so full!!)

Sorry I am not a photographer!  I tried to capture the lights at night...  it didn't work too well.

I love to add natural bits in like Heather, Succulents and Eucalyptus.  It makes the tree look full and pretty even in the day time.

A drawer full of elves and Santas..

A collection of Nutcrackers, some from my mom and snow globes too...

My all time favorite story...  Peter Pan.  This globe is so fun. When you wind up the music box Peter flies around Big Ben.  Wendy, Michael and John are shown on the bottom flying around the buildings of London.

A Santa globe.

A little village scene...

I wish I could shrink down to a pixy size and play in the houses, except my cats would probably catch me and eat me!

There are only two of us but I have stockings for lots of feet!  They are just so fun!  Since we do not have a fireplace I just hang them around the walls.

Assorted books spanning my childhood up to the present.  "The Night Before Christmas" on the right I have had since I was one.

"The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads"

As a kid I used to look at this picture for hours desperately wanting to fall into it...  It is probably part of the reason I am obsessed with faries now.

Anyway just some fun bits to show you...   In the next post I will have a tutorial on how to make custom garland of which I made about 100 feet today!

Enjoy the festive season, don't forget to go play and have fun in the midst of all the craziness!