Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Deck the Halls...

...and walls, and every other surface that will allow it! Not much done so far, but here's the beginning:

The Great Wall of Rubbermaid has been reconstructed! This is 6 trips from the storage unit; doesn't include the trees, which are currently out on the front porch, or some of the Village houses, but you can get the general idea. Yes, there is such a thing as excess.

Although I don't think Susan would think I'm excessive!

Christmas mugs are fun. Yes, there are a lot of these; I probably won't be keeping every one of them, because I have others that I like better. But they will definitely have to go to good homes.

I think.

Then there's the feather-tree quilts. I made these little guys many many years ago; they are trimmed with buttons, many of which came from my mother's button box. Yes, there are two; they look very similar, but one is more muted colors and has more vintage buttons. The other has a brighter red and more of the "new" buttons I've collected over the years.

There are pictures of both of them on my Flickr page if you want to compare.

I have a couple more Christmassy quilts, which are still among the "missing." I can't tell if they are in the Great Wall or not, but it doesn't look like it. I'm sure they are here somewhere, because they were out last year.

More updates as we make more progress. The manger scene has now been set up; the Baby Jesus is hidden away (he comes out at midnight on Christmas Eve) and the Wise Guys have started their trek, although right now they are on the mantel, clear across the room. (They will arrive on Epiphany, unless we just can't stand it any longer!)


Annette said...

I'm decking the halls over here too. The tree is up, but not fully decorated. I'm going to finish today!

Sheepish Annie said...

How wonderful! I've been lacking in spirit this year, but photos like that make it flicker just a bit. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I need to get my stuff out finally! (This 8 hrs a day at work really drags on the important stuff)

Send me a couple of mugs and we will raise one to you! Your grand-bugs would love them for their new nighttime tea ritual :-)

Haul out the holly..la,la,la

Anonymous said...

I love that it takes the wise ones 3 days to cross the mantle but then make the trek to the next flat surface 8 feet away in one night. Always makes me giggle.-Trink

catsmum said...

Of COURSE I don't think that's excessive - seems just about right to me :]
sorry I'm late in with the comment but I was minus the 'puter when you posted and I'm still catching up on my blog reading ]
Happy New Year my friend