~A Look Back~

~ Christmas Past~
A view of the village in my studio, Christmas 2006.

Yesterday, I enjoyed a visit at a new shop in our town. I couldn't resist the pillow. I'll be writing more about this delightful shop in upcoming posts!

Thanksgiving weekend has been the traditional beginning of Christmas decorating, at our house.

Last year, we began decorating at the end of September, to prepare for a holiday tour, sponsored by our local Garden Club. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund. This involved lots of work. We enjoyed being a part of the tour. We've received our complimentary tickets for the 2007 Garden Club Holiday Home Tour. I can't wait to see the beautiful, Christmas decorated, homes.

This photo:
The console table in our dining room, Christmas 2006.

This photo shows the 10ft tree, we used in our living room, several years. We sold the tree at our recent garage sale. I will use the ornaments on an 8ft, prelit tree, we have in our basement storage.

The tree, at right, is in an upstairs guest room. When we dismantled the decorations, in January, I forgot about this tree! When I cleaned this room, I would notice the tree and make a mental note to take it apart. I soon forgot!
This room has become Mother of the Bride HQ. Each time I brought something up to the room, I would notice the tree and make that mental note again! Finally in mid July, when we were preparing to show our home to a young couple, interested in hiring our builder, I noticed the tree again. I asked J, what should we do about that tree. He said, "It's so near Christmas again, lets just leave it." And that we did.
Our friends, JoAnn and Jim, will be in town for the wedding, this weekend. They will be our overnight guests, Sunday. This is their room. We hope they enjoy this little bit of early, or is it late, Christmas.
I thought you might like a peek at our Christmas storage. This is just a partial view.
The above link will take you to my 2006 Christmas Album at Photobucket.