Saturday, November 26, 2005

Visitors From the North Pole?







I have little elves all over. I wonder if they are watching to see if I am being good?

I am DONE, DONE, DONE decorating!! It feels so good. (I am sure I will be doing a bit of daily tweaking as I can never leave anything alone.)

I have a dozen or so of these elves that I made a few years ago. I used them in the dining room trees and in the archway greenery. I have used a lot of red, which I almost never use...now I remember why...it clashes terribly with my furniture. Oh, well, it's the holiday season, so that's OK. I also made all of the felt ornaments on these trees (many, many, many years ago...like 25 years).

I finished setting the dining room table, too. I removed the table runner I made yesterday and put it on the kitchen eating counter.




My dining room is between all the trees, so when we eat dinner each night, we are in a Christmas wonderland with lights on all sides of us. During December we will eat at the dining room table almost every night ...even if dinner is just a bologna sandwich we shall be nibbling it amongst the Christmas china and silver just to enjoy the holiday ambiance that I have worked my butt off to create!

This little tree on top of the china cabinet has green lights.


Here is a view of all the trees to give you an idea of the room layout. (well, actually, there is one more little tree on a second china cabinet that is not in view)



And here it is all lit up a few minutes ago

8 comments:

  1. How lovely and unique! I think you missed your calling. They would love you at Longwood Gardens too!
    I like the little touch of green lights on the cabinet in the dining room. And the elves are so cute. I didn't look closely, but you could of course embellish them having one hold a wrapped gift, another with little hammer or wooden toy.
    Thanks for sharing!
    And Happy Birthday next week!

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  2. I just love it all! Thank you for sharing a part of you Christmas. You are very talented!

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  3. Thanks, Dianne and Peggy.
    Dianne, in past years I have had the elves laying on miniature sofas and reading books, holding gifts, etc. This year, though, they hold nothing because I was too tired to stage them.

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  4. Ohhh your house looks wonderful. You must be so proud of it. I can only dream of having that many decorations and the time to put them all up. Well done.

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  5. PS got to ask, did you make all those elves? They are just georgeous.

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  6. zoey, you have out done yourself this year. hope you turn them all on when i come over.

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  7. Thanks, Calidore. Yes, I made them all. This is a homemade Christmas as I think I have made almost everything on all the trees!

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  8. Wow it looks great. I am now thinking to myself that I need to start getting my ornaments located and sorted out.

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