|A $5 sign, a $5 candle, a $1 vase, and $3 ornaments.|
|Another $1 vase with the rest of the ornaments, and a book that|
was Aaron's, then mine.
|Looking in. It's quite cozy.|
|My England Tree. I have two Christmas trees, because why|
|From my February trip. :)|
|Also from February--there was a loud squee from me when I|
saw Jane in the National Portrait Gallery gift shop.
|Tea by the tree.|
|Mom gave me this last week. Having a bird house in your tree|
is good luck.
|Christmas stuff was 60% off at JoAnn Crafts, so the little|
silver tree was a no-brainer.
|I went to one of those Paint Nite deals and left a $5 tip--so our|
artist let me pic a tiny painting.
|My parents bought these English village pieces many moons|
ago. As a child I adored it, so they let me have it.
|It's not particularly Christmassy, but we always put it out at|
Christmas, so that's what I do now.
|I'm going to be all vague and add that I've added another|
stocking since then. No, I'm NOT pregnant.
|Some of my favorite childhood books. I'm glad Mom kept|
them. (Again, NOT pregnant.)
|Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. So I guess I have three|
|One Tiffany ornament surrounded by Snoopy.|
|My second piano teacher, Mrs. Heindmarsh, used to give|
me an ornament every year. I have several from her that
I hang with great love each year. She's been gone many
years, but I credit her with helping me learn to love music.
|The tree when I first finished it.|
|I found this topper and realized it would make the perfect|
topper for my eclectic little tree.
|I found the sparkly candle cup at Orchard Supply Hardware.|
|The second bathroom.|
|Under the tree.|
|Mom made the sign many years ago, for her parents. She was going to get rid|
of it, but I grabbed it. I've had the Peanuts ornaments since high school.
|This pic of Grandma and Grandpa Bean is always on display. I kept it out for|
|That doorway on the left is the 2nd bedroom.|
|The view from the kitchen.|
|Mom and Grandma made these when I was a child. The small bell on top|
was my contribution. It's a hot mess, which makes it wonderful to me. I was so
eager to do what Mom and Grandma were doing, and they let me.