Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year!

I'm back! After a long hiatus without a PC, my kids got me a laptop for Christmas so I can download photos again, and return to blogging - yipee!

It's a New Year, and that means it's time to tear down Christmas and shove it in the garage for another 11 months. I took a few photos this morning before commencing the task of un-decking. This is my sunroom garland.

The little sunroom tree in a nail barrel:

Sunroom china cabinet - this is displaying my cheapie K-mart Christmas china that I bought 15 or 20 years ago for about $25 for the 8 five-piece place settings. It has a simple holly design that has never gone out of style. My paperwhites are starting to topple.

I had visions of filling these glass containers with colorful sweets, but I only got the small ones filled. Good thing, too, since everyone is going on a diet today and I have to just get rid of this stuff anyway.

Below is one of a couple of new things that I got this year. I worked a seasonal part-time second job in a local nursery/gift shop and they carry great Christmas stuff. I love these LED branches, and I got them at a 40% discount before Christmas. I stuck them in a watering can with some fake greens and berries.

The dining room has the same theme of brown and metallics as last year, I just moved things around a bit for some variety.

Here is a cozy corner in my country living room. I got my bear collection out just for Christmas. I think I may do that every year. My mom gave me the big Longaberger basket this year - it looks great with my blankets piled in it.

Shelf over the sofa:

Now to get to work taking it down... Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Mel said...

You have so many beautiful things. A lot of them will work year round too; I love that.


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