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Monday, December 24, 2012
I'll be posting Christmas pictures and stories well after Christmas this year. This is the last of the pictures I downloaded before my computer went completely out. I'll be buying a new one the week after Christmas.
This year, living in one room in our basement of our new home, is quite different from decorating an entire house. I have boxes and boxes of ornaments and Christmas decorations collected over the years. So I had to pick and choose, and truth is, I had to use what I could find. I'm missing a box somewhere that has an ornament, a pillow and our tree topper in it. I know it's in "the" room. The room FULL of stuff from the other house.
I decided to go with a lot of handmade, or 1950s-1960s type decorations. This basement feels like a 1950's-1960's lake cabin...without the lake! We do have a pond though, if that counts.
My little woodsy scene that my friend Mandy makes fun of. Who cares that it doesn't have the right proportions. I don't!
I usually put up a real tree and an aluminum tree. I didn't have room for both this year, so I used this table top aluminum tree and a real one, which you saw a few posts ago. So far so good, it hasn't fallen over again!
I did find this picture amongst my boxes. It used to be a sweatshirt. We all used to wear matching sweatshirts on our shopping trip that we took the weekend before Thanksgiving. (Gloria? you still looking for those pics or did you forget?) One year my Mom had hers framed and gave one to each of us.
This is on top of the fridge....my tree of handmade ornaments. I actually need to get a bigger one.