Friday, December 9, 2011

More is better ?

In clothes dressing with accessories less is better(some say) but I think for Christmas more is better around my house. Usually every room in my house has Christmas decorations even my bathrooms.

I told a Christmas story the other day about when I was a child we got one thing for Christmas, except the year I was about 4 1/2 I got a doll and a doll buggy. I have a picture of me my rich cousin from St Louis and my brother under my grandparents children tree we cut down back in Grandpa's woods.
My Aunt Lou always brought me Marilou's hand me downs and I loved it because she always had beautiful clothes. In this picture I had on an Easter bonnet  that was in my hand me down box. I was always so happy to see my Aunt & Uncle and cousin visit. I was thinking why would they leave their beautiful new house in the city and drive their new Cadillac over the woods  and across the state line to our house in the country?

Here is a little teapot cup & saucer I ordered a couple years ago from Victorian Trading Company

I decorated my cloche with a few little animals, the little white lamb a very special little boy made it for me

I have been working on putting bottle brush trees in jars turned upside down and came across this toile pencil box and well just stuck a tree in it. I am also making a few altered art Christmas cards for special people in my life. Some people just don't get it, I mean the home made cards etc. A friend seen some and just died laughing ( she's just not with it) couldn't understand why anyone would want them. I had to explain the era of re purpose LOL. I gave her a lesson on altered art, She still laughed LOL

Here is one of  4 of my gold glitter church's I bought at Pier One after Christmas I think last year maybe year before
 I am slowly getting it all out since I am not having my annual ladies Christmas party this year due to my incident it doesn't all have to be out at any certain time
I am having family over the 18th of this month for dinner and happy times                                                            
                                              Linky parties you might want to look at

My Romantic Home                  How Sweet The Sound
French Country  Cottage           Be Different act Normal
The Shabby Nest                          Funky Junl Interiors
Finding Fabulous
AT The Pickett Fence
Fignerprints on the Fridge
Commond Ground                               


  1. I wasn't going to break out the Christmas dinnerware this year but you've convinced me otherwise. I'm jealous that your tree is already decorated. Thanks for visiting my post on the Eiffel Tower. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

  2. My friend, More is always Better. One more day till the big party. Nancy and I are cooking tonite. More pictures when all done. Glad you are getting along. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  3. I love the tree in the toile box. Yes, some people just don't get it. My vintage and handmade presents are always met with the most excitement. Recipients still talk about them years later.

  4. High five *slap* girlfriend! More Christmas decor is always better! And why is your friend laughing at your handmade cards? Handmade ones are the best! Sheesh some people really DON'T get it....I thought it was just my family *winks* I wish you had pictures of you in all your hand me down finery. I had a cousin who gave me things, and I adored them because I wanted to be just like her.... older and glamorous... Vanna

  5. I love your glass cloche on the plateau mirror! Very pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It reminded me to visit yours....I haven't been here in far too long!

  6. more IS better - you betcha! I love the way you've decorated for Christmas.

  7. Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to read about my "detour" in life.

    WoW! what a fabulous blog you have here!! I love the Koki fish swimming up the wall. Koki are a symbol of determination as they must swim up stream against the current...

    I'm with you at Christmas more is just fine! As for why they would leave their new home, cross woods in new caddy... One may have all the money in the world ... but simplicity and warmth of family is priceless!! xo HHL

  8. I agree 100%! The simpler Christmas decorations the better and yours are perfect!

  9. Janice, I'm so sorry to hear of your health problems! I'm glad you're going to be must be hard to type on the blog with the double vision. Your holiday decor is really lovely and festive! XO

  10. The tree in the box is adorable! I get it! ;)
    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!