Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas day. Ours was just the perfect quiet day just the two of us at home. I finally got to decorate the tree that we put up on Christmas Eve.
We always have 2 trees. I knew early on that I was going to decorate the one in the family room in turquoise, silver and white instead of the usual silver and white.
Luckily I had some vintage glass ornaments in blue and turquoise……even some blue santas that I got from Cody Foster a few years ago. He does a whole vintage look that comes in all these candy colors….so fun and different! I don’t like all of it but I do like some of the pastels….and especially the sea blue colors. The family room has soft green painted walls. It never occured to me before that I should decorate the tree in a blue color scheme. The couch is even shades of green and grey.
I do want to change the color of the walls in that room. It’s been this color way too long. Maybe 12 yrs. or so.....I think it's overdo. Not an easy room to paint….walls are too high. I know I should not be complaining. If I had low ceilings I’d be complaining it was too closed in:)))
This Santa's eyes are a little shifty but hey he's BLUE
Bought these pipecleaner Santa's at a thrift store this year... 3 of them actually....goofy but cute!
I look like Wilson from the show "Home Improvement" in this picture.....avec camera and sans stockade fence!!!:)))
Ok enough of me.....back to the decorations!
Smaller version of the bigger Santa.
This is one of my favorite ornaments bought at my friend Ginny's a long time ago. He looks like a clown to me but I suppose he's really suppose to be a snowman. You decide?
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Sunday morning looking out our bathroom windows this is what I saw.......a blanket of white over the land. Seeing the snow over the window sill made it look a little surreal. We rarely get this much snow in Southern New England and never this early. Predictions were for 12" but ended up with 2 feet.
The snow was light so the shoveling was easy but there was just so much of it. We only shoveled out one tire track and the end of the driveway. I started feeling guilty that I was outside taking pictures while George was doing all the shoveling....so in the end I did my share.
Notice the hole in the arborvitae ......from our resident deer. I little peak a boo hole.
They have to eat too and it grows back every year anyways.
A good sign the mailbox is still there.
There was such a stillness in the air and no cars even went by while we were out. So quiet and peaceful.....
just us and the snow........
and the shovel of course.
On the way to work we went by the Pink Sleigh. It's a fabulous Christmas shop that's been there since the 60's. I remember going there for the first time when I was probably 7 yrs old. It was magical and there was nothing else like it anywhere. My friend Adrienne once worked there and tells me of a time when they would be so busy they would have to get traffic cops to keep the crowds flowing in and out.
The owners would shop all over the world for unusual items from Germany and other parts of Europe.
The place is still a wonderful destination place and a must stop if you're in the Westbrook area. They close after Christmas and reopen in the summer.
There's Charlotte little paws on the door window begging for me to let her out.
And there's Romy begging to let him in!
Most of the cats were pretty undaunted by the whole thing except for Jelly who wouldn't stop meowing as he walked back and forth on the paths........like saying "what have you done to this place????? clean it up". I think he suffers from claustrophobia and having that much snow all around made him makes him feel too closed in. Poor kitty!