So it seems I haven’t in fact disappeared off of the face of the planet! I have been busy grading (yes! all done, term is over!) and getting ready for the holidays… because we live in a big old Victorian I love to over-indulge in Christmas decorations, frosted fruit, gilding, ribbons, candles…. not my usual taste, but once a year I just go for it! Out tree is a family hand me down from Glenn’s mother, we can’t have a real one unless I want to be miserable, as I am allergic to the mold that grows on tree trunks (sigh), its a little hokey but it’s home to all our family memories, we hang all the ornaments the kids have made over the years, before the kids I used to do big themed trees, but now we go with the charm of all their little craft projects! So here is a little peek inside at a few areas of our home.
this is one of many old suitcases, in our unused fireplace, the big glass jar is filled with tiny white lights, teh crystal dish was Glenn’s granmothers, and is filled with antique glass ornaments!
here is the mantle piece, baubles, candles, ribbons, etc!! Not all the stockings are up yet, and the painting in the background is by me…
and here is the tree in the dining room window, all that junk in the background is displaced from my studio upstairs, and is the price of remodeling!!