Monday, December 22, 2008
This is the book of boxes all put together and on display. I was able to use a terrarium with a broken bottom to put them in. I tied a ribbon around it to hold it together. In the middle of the picture of a stack of the tags that were a part of the kit. They are really pretty.
These canaries, who are brothers, came to from Freecycle a few weeks ago. They sing so loud and pretty. It fills my home with song! I just love it. They are also good company for my Parakeets, Jessie and Reckless. I have not named these guys yet.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Oh my...did I ever fall for these delicious letters at Joanne's. I absolutely adore red and white together...it is so CHRISTMASY. I wanted to buy the whole rack of letters...My budget would not allow for that. So then I had to think of what I wanted to spell so I could take some of these letters home with me. I came up with my little business name "THE MERCANTILE" figuring at least I can leave them up all year in my studio. If I spelled out Merry Christmas, then they would have to come down after the sweet holiday.
When I got home with the letters I found that I had missed the 'L,' so I could not even spell it out! ARGH! A few days later on one of hubby's trips into town he went by there and got me the 'L.' He said they are now on sale, only 50 cents each. I do love a sale. I even considered waiting when I bought them until they went on sale...but that would likely mean that all of the letters I would want would be gone...so I bought them anyway.
Now if I hung these in my studio for a pic of them, you would have a heard time reading them...admittedly there is a lot in there making it hard to see anything with a pattern. So I hung them on my old theater seats on my back porch. This part of the porch is free of snow because it is pretty far under the eaves.
Friday, December 19, 2008
When I came up to this stop light today I looked to see if it was green or red, it took me a minute to see what it was. Nearly the whole light was covered with snow. So I grabbed my camera and got a shot of it. Yep, I do take my camera with me a lot...one never knows when a photo op will present itself!
The roads were not that great, but as long as it is slow goin' one can get around okay.
We are supposed to head for Alaska to spend Christmas with the grandchildren...not sure how the airports will be on Tuesday.
Well, whether we are here in North Idaho or Alaska...we WILL have white Christmas...that is for sure!
Yep...we got dumped on big time yesterday. This is my Ford Explorer all covered up with snow. My hubby spent most of the day yesterday trying to dig out our vehicles. He has a truck and a work van, then we have my Explorer and a Ford Taurus...all in pretty deep.
All of the digging out was done by hand...so plows.
Records were broken with the snow fall...and more to come.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This area is so appealing, warm and cozy. It makes me want to cuddle up with my hunk of burnin' love and watch an old Christmas movie while enjoying this lovely corner. I guess I am missing the large trees I put up every year. This year I opted to take a break from the usual craziness of putting up none or ten trees. I had spent several days organizing my Christmas bins this fall and could not bear to take it all out and undo the progress I had made. So when I see a big tree up I am feeling lonely for one in my house. But I do have a small one and lots of greens out, so that will have to do this year. It was actually quite freeing to simplify the decorating this year.