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Four More Christmas Trees

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Yesterdays blog I featured Christmas Trees  from For the Love of Old Houses page on FB. I scrolled more into the page and found the first set of trees they featured. I am liking everything about this first one. Looks all vintage and so pretty. Course I don't do live trees....allergies! BIG tree but needs a lot more decor! I like a tree packed with ornaments. Now this one is PACKED with decor. Love it. Just not a  fan of the beads are draping. But I think this is my fave. I would replace the gold with silver but look at the decor!!! And the red makes the tree pop. What would be your fave of these four? Is your tree up? Do you cover it with lots of decor?  Do you used balls or crafty ornaments? Do you go with just certain colors? Pam

Beary Comfy, House and Trees

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 Because I have nothing to blog about  I am using things I found on FB.  Here are some more pics of the bear I saw on FB. put in different positions. He just looks so at home and what a pretty home it is. Was also scrolling FB when I found this on one of the pages I follow. It is called for The Love of Old Houses. Not a style I would buy but I love this and the inside was beautiful.  It was built in 1960 and has 5278 sq footage. Sale price is  ONLY...3,495.000 in Tarzana Calif.  WOW... On Tuesday night this same page has "vote" night. This one night they had Christmas trees they were  voting on.  On this tree and the setting, I love the vintage items under the  tree, and that looks like an old sewing machine next to the tree. However, not a fan of how the beads are draped....I know, silly huh? This tree I love how full it is with decor. The red, white and  silver really pops and its a nice full tree.  This tree is not a fave for sure.  Not even decor on  it.  I think I really

Monday Afternoon, Darth Vader, Collar, Bear and Payback

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 Monday afternoon in Nashville, white stuff falling from the sky.   At one point it looked like a blizzard. No sticking cause the ground was just to warm. Saddened to hear this, David Prowse AKA Darth Vader from Star Wars.  Yesterday I saw a couple pieces of wood and nailed them together to make a Christmas tree collar. Helps to hide the legs of the tree stand.  Someone of fb posted these adorable pics in  a series. I love this.   COVID boredom set in! haha While talking to my son Monday morning we got into a conversation about pay back! You see every Christmas for about the past four Cory has messed with his mom in laws  Christmas tree. At first it was just simple stuff like moving the ornaments around on the tree, you see she is compulsive about her tree. But last year it went a tad further. She did her  tree in red. Well, Cory had a red disc for disc  golf, apparently a small one, he put it in  her tree. Back on a branch that was in clear view if you were looking at the tree. This y

Paintings Forgotten, Chalk Board and Deaths

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 The other day I was going through an album I started when I started painting. My teacher told me to always take a pic of what you paint. I also keep an album on FB for my paintings, I realized this one was not on FB. Not the best pic since it is a pic of a pic.  I painted this years ago. It is of a church in Johnson City TN (East TN) during the fall. So I painted it.  Here is another pic of a pic. I gave to a friend that loved wine, but failed to tell her NOT to frame under glass. You don't frame oils under glass. I am not sure how it faired as the years went by.  And another early on in my painting journey. Years ago....and I do mean years ago, prob close to  10 or 11 I found this cabinet door piece at  Habitat for Humanity Rehab store. I had plans for it. BUT never did do what I planned.  A couple of weeks ago I pulled it out and decided to work on it. So I cut a piece of board to close the  hole up in the center.  Then since it was a dark brown, sorry forgot to take a pic, I pr

Christmas Decor

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 I miss the days that I could pull out the Christmas decorations and have them all up in one day. Alas, that is not the case these days. I moved the chair in the living room over two weeks ago to put up the tree and it did not get done. I did manage to get it up the day before Thanksgiving.  The wooden deer to the left of the pic I made several, several years ago before I really got into woodworking.  It took a couple of days to pull off the rest of the decor, between babysitting Misty and watching her to keep her out of trouble, doing laundry and not feeling up to par it has just taken longer. Yesterday though I got the shelve in the dining room done. I can sit on the couch and see this and I love it.  I bought the sign after Christmas last year. Tractor Supply had it for  29.00 bucks but I got it for 6.49. Got the garland and lights (20 count) at Big Lots.  As for the hats, I have an obsession I think. I still have a  few that did not get hung.  A shot of the whole dining area.  Sitt

Vincent Price

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 Was reading Rain's blog over at http://www.rainfrances.com/ and she  has done a watercolor of Vincent Price. It was great. That sent me off to the web to do some reading up on ole Vincent the Man of Horror! (pic for the internet) Now I bet Rain would love knowing that Vincent  he graduated with  a degree in English and a minor in Art History from Yale. He  was also an art collector and arts consultant with a degree in art  history, and he lectured and wrote books on the subject. The Vincent  Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles  is named in his honor. He was also a noted gourmet cook. Price’s grandfather secured the family fortune by inventing the first cream of tartar-based baking powder. He sold this under the name  Dr. Price’s Baking Powder.  On top of that, his father owned the National Candy Company. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill for young Price! One of Price’s ancestors was the first white child born in Massachusetts, as he was born aboard the  Mayflower  when it l

Sweet Visit

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 I had a visit from these two beautiful ladies yesterday. This is Kristi, my ex hubs cousin and his aunt Sissy. I have seen Kristi several times over the years but this is  the first time I have seen Sissy in 30 yrs.  I have always thought the world of Sissy. She is the sweetest. Sissy is the sister of my ex mother in law, Ann who past of cancer about 30 yrs ago.  Ann also had a brother Jimmy that past around 2014 or so. Sissy is the only sibling left. She  will be 79 soon. Kristi is Sissy's only child and they live together. Sissy had a son that past with colon cancer many years ago.  It was so nice having them come and visit.  Kristi brought a bunch of  pumpkins over for me to deliver to the pigs. The pigs will be in  HOG HEAVEN. Later folks, Pam