In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, and anything else that happens to pop into my head. Sit back, relax for five minutes of a day, and enjoy!
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.
I'm 57. A wife, a beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 20 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have a little dog that was found dumped in a park, and given to us. He is a boy, but has a girl name. Sorry Dixie. (could be uni-sex I suppose)
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We are building the home ourselves. And we are currently living in 500 square feet in one room in the basement of this house we are building. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)