Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Pop Culture Tree 2023

 The Pop Culture tree this year was on a revolving stand, one side mostly The Nightmare Before Christmas and the other side Harry Potter themed ornaments. The middle strand of lights went out halfway through decorating so I replaced them without knowing they were garish LED colors. Went forward anyway since Christmas was fast approaching!

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Star Wars tree

 One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching "The Empire Strikes Back" while we decorate our Star Wars tree. I collected my first ornament for it in 1997 when Billy was born. He did the ornaments and I did the lights on this one. I know this may not seem Chritsmas-y to some but we love it! WE also watch Die Hard in Christmas Eve. 

Friday, December 15, 2023


 Oh my, I found this beautiful blown glass tree at the thrift store today for $3.50. It is so much more beautiful in real life and the ornaments reflect up from the mirrored base. 

Easel Card

I love this easel card fold, it's easy to do and adds a bit of fun. When I was a kid I always loved cards that were a little bit interactive, and really loved the ones that had cash! My Grandmothers and Aunts used to tape quarters inside and it was like we won the lottery.  


I keep saying that's enough decorating but I don't seem to listen. The Santa tree is a revolving music box playing "White Christmas". I can't remember where I got it but I've had it for a long time. The ceramic Santa is Hallmark Santas of the World- England. Love it.


Arteza Advent Calendar

 This is everything that was inside this year's advent calendar by Arteza. I "had" to open everything, the box was taking up too much room. That was my excuse, anyway! It was a good value because it was on sale, otherwise I probably would not have ordered it. While a surprise is always fun, some items I wouldn't have purchased or already had. Ready for my new year goal of trying out more artwork!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Kitchen Tree

A happy little Christmas tree in my kitchen/dining area that features mostly gingerbread, cookies, cupcakes, and other sweets!