Saturday, December 19, 2009

Silver trees and vintage stocking

Erin found me this neat vintage stocking with a flirtatious (sleepy?) reindeer this year. Love her.(The daughter and the reindeer too.) The small (18 in. silver tree) was from Patricia last year and this year is surrounded by some of the thrifty goodies she collected for me this year. I am not crazy about the way I decorated it this year but I was pretty distracted.... by the one she just brought me today! It's about a four footer and revived my will to decorate more. Jack and Jeff put even more lights outside the house while I got all the rest of my ornaments out and went wild. Even added about 100 more to the big, green tree in the living room. We agreed here, you really can't get too many ornaments on a tree.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Santa Work in Progress

My Santa and his sleigh need some help. The elves are ALL OVER IT. But really, the collection of reindeer goes on. Thrifty friend Pat just came by and gave me this new assortment of goodies for my eventual display. She used styrofoam to hold everything in her gift pack together and totally inspired me... for next year. I need to save styro slabs and get the whole Santa/reindeer show under control. Anyway, here are my new additions from Pat (what a handsome reindeer!) and my last year's collection on the counter. By next year they will all meld together, and maybe the elves can give Santa and the deer some space.

Pat: Thank you, thank you! You are the best.