Tuesday, December 12, 2017


a lot of my Christmas things before moving down here to Fl--
a bit over 2 years ago--
but I still --have decided that I have too much--
for this size apt--the apt in NY was 300sq ft larger than this one--
and I had all kinds of furniture and wood cabins to decorate--
here I don't-- so it has been a challenge this year in the decorating department--
but here is what I did this year--
my beloved Christmas quilt did get hung up in the foyer--
and this little tree has angels on it--
I have had these crocheted angels for many years--
this tree is an after Christmas tree that I got last year--
it has red berries and little pinecones on it--
it holds some of my older small ornaments on it--
I did this counted cross stitch on the wall in the last couple years--think  I started it in NY and finished it down here--
and that is a paper angel that I made many years ago at a craft convention --
can't believe how well it has held up--lets see she is over 30 yrs old--ouch!!!
and we remember this tree--
I pinned my collection of knitted mittens to it this year--
(I did have them on one of the small trees--but changed my mine!!)
this is the corner of the living room that I see the most of when in my rocker--
reading or stitching--
The mouse that I had in the bedroom ran out here earlier today and asked if
he could be in the Christmas display--so I said yes and he even got a Santa hat--
I did discover that I have several small wall hanging for Christmas--
and no place to really hang them--I do try to rotate some during the holiday--
so did bring them out and displayed them on this chair so I would remember--
the little tree in the corner has some small old old ornaments on it to--
like some are 50 yrs old--big ouch!!!
and this cross stitch I did back in 2005--oh my!!
a angel and an bird ornament decided to sit on the stool behind my sewing machine--
for me to enjoy when I can get back to sewing!!!
and on the wall by the tree is this little shelf--
With my red truck collection--
and we have some presents under the tree already--santa's elves sent some by mail--
and so they are to there to tease me until Christmas morning--
and now here is the main item--
in all it's glory--
I am basically done-
oh dear--I do have to still do the gingerbread stuff in the kitchen--
but for out here--we are done--right, di?????

And a bit of a sad note--
Remember how much I loved my Country shop in  Watkins Glen, NY and all the things I bought there-- and then they opened up the nice  Cafe next door--welll--they are closing both at the beginning of the year--like in going out of business closed!!!   there is not going to be any little business's left at this rate in downtown Watkins!!!



  1. LOL! I guess you weren't there to support the businesses any more. You must have spent a LOT of money there when you still lived in WG. It is sad though. Your tree is gorgeous! I don't do much decorating any more but the trees are up and the quilts are out. All the important stuff. Must bake cookies tomorrow for a little exchange.

  2. Lol down sized......lol you may of had lots....... Anyway it all looks wonderful welldone......

  3. LOL I think we all have lots but they do bring back sew many memories as we put them all out at Christmas 🎄
    Your home looks lovely.
    Lots of small businesses are closing down sadly. Guess we buy too much online.. 😉

  4. Your decorating looks lovely. I have loads of stuff that I don't have room for now, but I can't mop them out.:)
    Shame about that shop, same thing happening here - several wool and fabric shops are struggling against the online competition.

  5. All your decorations look gorgeous. Gotta LuV this time of year!
    Merry Christmas xox

  6. I love seeing how you decorate your apartment each holiday. You do have a generous amount of decorations. I think I need to make a tree wall hanging that I can swap out ornaments each Christmas.

  7. You've got some very cute holiday decorations. Enjoy the holiday decor. It always seems to me the decorations come down way to quickly.


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