Sunday, December 15, 2013

I'm Ready!

Yes, I am all done and well prepared for Christmas (except for baking cookies).  It was a lot of fun decorating this year because I made it practically stress-free.  In years gone by, I would haul out just about every "Christmassy" thing I had, take down my other nic nacs, pictures, etc and put them away for a month. The first week in January I would have to reverse the process and sometimes I had a real mess on my hands.  First of all, I won't be hosting any parties.  The den and the dinning room are the only two rooms I decorated because they are the first two rooms you see when you enter my house.  So, if someone stops by, at least I have something up.  Secondly, it's just going to be my husband and I for the most part.  I am very content with having nothing in the bathrooms, living room or bedrooms.  Some people will consider this "Scrooge like" but I call it stress free.  There are, however, a few things I put up every year without fail.  My Nativity set and...my Christmas tree collection..  This picture is my all time favorite.  It is nearly 12" tall and 7" wide so I think it's better suited for playscale

I wish I was a better photographer because this picture does not do it justice.  Hopefully, you will be able to enlarge it.  I have made quite a few of these through the years ( in various colors ) and did really well at craft shows.  But then in the early 2000's, I gave up craft shows altogether. I still have quite a few "naked" trees left and in smaller sizes so may try to sell some over the internet.  I hope you like this a well as I do.

In the next few months, I will be changing the look of my blog a little.  You may have already noticed the I went from a two-column template to a three-column one.  I wasn't sure if I could do this but I was successful.
I have also started a Twitter account and although i haven't tweeted much yet, I will in the future

Take care and have a wonderful Holiday!

Til next time
Diane

3 comments:

  1. It's a very nice tree.
    Greetings, Faby

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  2. Beautiful tree! I also like your 3 column blog. I find this works better for me too. :-) I found you on twitter and am one of your followers. Can't wait to see what you do with the blog!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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