Hello and thanks for dropping by. :-) The boys have been wanting to decorate the tree, really bad.. so after a week of being busy.. last night we did it. Now.. this photo is unedited, a tree decorated by me and two 4 foot tall grandsons. If you look closely, the top of the tree is.. unadorned. And there are ornaments hanging right down to the floor. So, shhhhh.. don't tell the boys.. but I may do a little re-arranging on the sly. I also have some crocheted snowflakes and hearts to add.. so this is not the finished product. But you know what? I'm happy to be to this point! I'll get some better photos later.
The mantel looks good.. but half the lights seem to be missing on the wreath.. SO.. I might have to take all those off and start over.
I'm *SO* happy with my Jim Shore nativity scene.. I little a little tea light candle to illuminate the stable.. and I'm thrilled that I found 3 camels after Christmas last year to add to the scene.
I just love seeing my collection of ornaments again, it's like seeing old friends. We got the brass lantern when we took all our grandkids on the Polar Express - the real steam engine - and afterwards they had a sales area and I got all the kids this lantern for their tree and one for Dayle. (A retired railroad engineer).
Gracie, did you make this for me last year? I think so!
A precious glass barn.
My ever growing collection of Italian cherubs.. thank you eBay.
Last year I crocheted this heart using sparkly little Bonbon yarns. I think this is Lucy at Attic24's design. But I just looked on her list of patterns and did not find this.. hmm.
The middle jar snow scene was one I made for friends and family last year.
Our grandsons were out in the garage helping their mom look for some things and excitedly ran in to show me they found ones we made for them last year. Cute, huh?
Ok, I must race off through the bitter cold to jump in a pool of chilly water to swim for an hour with my blog friend Gracie.. argh! Talk again soon.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
PS - How is your decorating coming?