In October when I had a yard sale I was left with a bunch of old, tired and less than desirable Christmas decorations that didn’t sell.
At which time I had the brilliant idea that this Christmas, instead of going up and down the attic steps a gazillion times hauling box after box of decorations; that I would challenge myself to use all those unsold crummy ornaments. I packed them up and put them in a place that would be easy to reach come December.
Then I talked myself out of it, ’cause I really love Christmas and I love to decorate and I have so many beautiful old ornaments.
And just any ole crummy yard sale ornament wouldn’t do.
But then something unexpected occurred.
I got super busy with orders. Busy like I haven’t been in years.
Time was getting away from me and I got tired of looking at my naked Christmas tree. I decided it was going to be those old crummy un-loved ornaments or nothing, because I was running out of time and energy.
I pulled out all those ratty tatty ornaments and got to work.
Mr. and Mrs. Clause – you can hardly even tell where the mice have been chewing on them.
A gold bell missing half of the glitter.
A dirty snowflake
What does a penguin have to do with anything?
Not sure about this blue kind-of -fury glittery ornament
A little twinkling and glowing from the white lights and I’m loving my tree and all those crummy ornaments!
Some of my vintage and antique decorations were put up in the kitchen before Thanksgiving, I’ve never gotten around to putting up the finishing touches.
No matter, I’m loving the glow from it all.
These plastic candles from the 40’s are one of my personal favorites. Charles rescued them years ago out of an attic he was doing work in. The owners did not want them and told him he could have them.
There’s a snowman too.
A tiny village beside the kitchen door.
and one under the tree
another by the front door
Top of the refrigerator is covered in twinkle lights and Santa.
The bar glows – is it wrong to have the choir boy candles on the bar?
Hope you have a little glow to warm your home too.
Until next time,