Hello Blogland!!! This elf is WHUPPED!!! I just finished some baking for our open house this Saturday. I am so glad I am off work until Monday!! Tonite I’ve made Pumpkin Gingerbread, M&M Brownies, Cheesecake Brownies, a Lemon-Peppermint Bundt Cake and an Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake. Tomorrow it’s 4 kinds of cupcakes!!
I FINALLY got the main Xmas tree up. Hubster Put it up Monday nite and I “fluffed” all the branches-which took over 3 hours. The disadvantages of being somewhat OCD!! I just hate it looking all matted and mangy. Thankfully it’s a pre-lit one!! I put tinsel garland on for the first time in maybe 20 years. I had been hoping to find mercury glass beaded garland but alas, it is too pricy for cheapo me. I brought a big bag of vintage garland at a yard sale this summer and decided to use it!
I have NEVER missed its tv showing. Seriously, I’ve watched it every year since it premiered. It’s not Christmas for me until I’ve seen it. I have it on DVD but it’s not the same. I HAVE to see the CBS showing! It was on last nite also so I got to decorate watching it. I know every song by heart and the dialogue at this point! “We are Santa’s elves, filling Santa’s shelves….” Good Times!!
Subtracting the two ornaments I dropped, I have 417 vintage ornaments on the tree. That sounds insane just typing it!!! They are all painted or figural. Doesn’t include the maybe 150+ solid colored vintage balls I have boxed!!! The long white ones are milk-glass icicles that I rescued from the TRASH. They are late 1890′s era! Here’s the final Tah-Dah!
Here’s a close-up of the topper. It’s vintage Gorman lead crystal that was made in West Germany. A friend found two in the boxes in an attic of a house her husband was renovating.
Here’s a peek at the prettiest ornament. I didn’t realize Misty was under the tree. Can you see her?
The tree in the dining room is all Santa’s. This is for Desiree of Pull Your Socks Up adorable Stylist!
And on to the fashion part of the post. Here’s day 2 of my Frock-n-Skirt week:
Here it is with my vintage Levi’s jacket!
Today’s outfit was inspired by an outfit of the Queen of Color Sheila at Ephemera! Here’s her wonderful outfit:
Here’s my take on her black & white skirt with the purple!
I’ll be popping in later this week with more Christmas decor pix!! Everyone have a wonderful evening!