I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

All Through the House

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! My house is sparkling with shiny pretties, how about yours? Sunday we went to the firehouse and bought our Christmas tree, and we set it up Sunday afternoon.

viewed from the far dunes
Look how BIG it is despite being raised to avoid Mo's naughty ways. I love it.

And then--oh this will be a wonderful Christmas memory---no snow here! Look at this temp...

...we had a BBQ and ate outside on the deck [at our friends' house.] We won't forget the year we had a Tree Day Christmas BBQ, I bet.
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Not all the decorations are up [yes yes, I know! I'm dithering about my blown glass balls, because I worry that they're too heavy for my old big windows?], but I took some pix this morning so you could see some of the little treasures that fill every nook and cranny despite my yearly resolve to keep it simple.
A bloomin' snowman! From my friend L.

My Noah's Ark, made and whittled by my dad, painted by my mother. The made the initial 25+ two-by-twos. Altogether I have about 40 pairs of animals, some are antique putz animals, some are African carvings, some are beachcombed plastic but they all get to line up for their Christmas boat ride all the same.

More cherished favrites and folk art everywhere:

 Shades of red and green English transferware, with bottle brush trees and a few mercury glass bits.

Another one of my snowmen....

And old mercury glass ornaments mixed in with my everyday seashells...

Candy canes.

Lady Liberty.

Mo is more interested in the sunshine than in my holiday madness.

Though he isn't the best guest at times!

And he and I adore our nighttime Christmas lights walks.

I hope you're having fun, embracing the joy and light of the season. I wish everyone peace and love in these troubles times.



gone to the beach...