Tag Archives: Christmas

the putz tree

Those who know me well, know that we put up more than twenty Christmas trees to celebrate the holiday season. A new one for us this past Christmas was the putz tree in our bedroom. Putz houses, also known as little glitter houses, were popular from the 1920s through the 1950s. There were small cardboard […]

Christmas day

Christmas morning, we were up around 7:00. Breakfast first! Or perhaps I should say “first breakfast.” The twins had some fruit in the kitchen, then joined everyone about an hour later for breakfast casserole and apple dumplings before opening presents. Once we were all gathered in the living room, it was time to hear the […]

just one more sleep till Christmas!

two more sleeps till Christmas…

little glitter houses

I have stored this magazine page in my Christmas Notebook since 2003. I wanted to make one for myself. As you can imagine, Martha’s was a little pricey for my budget. Personally, I think the deer are a bit large for this display. My daughter calls them “deerzillas.” Anyway, I have been collecting pictures and […]

guest room in blue

Last year, we remodeled the addition, changing the colors, the floors, counter tops, etc. When it came to Christmas decorating, changes had to be made to accommodate that. The guest room used to look like this: We bought this house in 1994 and renovated it before moving into the house in 1996. The wallpaper, carpet, […]

house concert

What can I say?? It was a *wonderful* evening! We had so much fun and everyone seemed to enjoy the music and the accompanying Christmas cheer. After the concert, guests complimented the music with words like “comforting, relaxing, calming, soothing, delightful,” etc. With 65 guests, we packed them in. They were sitting in the front […]

Christmas open house

As usual, we did not take nearly enough pictures. We were having too much fun visiting with our company. My son took many of these shots for me just as the party was getting underway. Living room A gaggle of great guys in the living room. And time to catch up with friends. Dining room, […]

a few things we’ve been doing this week

After Thanksgiving dinner, we went to work on the living room tree. Buttercup slept near the tinsel. Julie decorated the box grand in the living room. I replaced the lights on this little tree. All better! We decorated the front porch. And Buttercup slept on ornament storage boxes. I made chocolate creams. I wrapped my […]

silver and blue

The Christmas tree in the guest room has a silver and blue theme, with a lean toward a vintage feel. The tree has white LED lights that have a bluish cast. The tree rotates. So much prettier in person, but you get the idea. 🙂 By the way, this is the tree I spray painted […]