Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Day 13 (Part 2): More Pictures

Per Lisa's request, here are pictures of the holiday cheer at 720 Tewkes. I used an artificial tree this year because I couldn't justify the cost of a cut tree. Still, it turned out okay. I just need to get a tree skirt for it.

Christmas Opii! I love Opus and year's ago, my parents gave me an 18" Opus as a Christmas gift. I then added a Dandylion Break Opus, a Shower Cap Opus, two Valentine's Opii, and these three Christmas Opii. I've drawn the line there, so if you see any of this adorable little guy, please DO Not think of me and send them.

My favorite ornament. Over the years, Hallmark has done a series of ornaments featuring Snoopy. I have quite a few, but this one is my favorite.

Holiday lighthouses. These are a bit too heavy to hang on the tree, so I always put them on the sofa table with some garland and lights underneath. The lights in the lighthouses flash, too. They're very cool!

And, the reason for the camera (you thought I was going to say season, didn't you): Der Tannenbaum. This year's tree features a selection of green and red glass balls, accented by strings of red beads. The ornaments are by Hallmark, the tree is by Target.

There you have it! Christmas cheer a la Janet.


Kimberly said...

Very nice Janet. I can see your "Polar Express" book, but I didn't remember the chairs? Were they there when I came and visited? I thought there was some other chair??? I miss that living room. A time to be with a friend. Thanks for the memory.

Zanne said...

So cheery! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I love looking at photographs - they're so revealing...

The sunset is beautiful.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Kimberly: Yes, the chairs are new. They're from Bombay & Co. and are used as extra seating in the living room and then as seating around the dining room table. I also enjoyed our visit.

Zanne: Thank you! I love Christmas and have the potential to go overboard, but the living room space is compact, so I tried to keep it simple. With emphasis on cheery, of course.

Ms. U: Thank you! I really enjoy photography and have always wanted to take a class. One of these days... And this morning, I'm wishing I'd kept my brother's camera for a few more days. It's foggy here this morning and I'd love a picture or two of that. Oh well.

Anonymous said...

I love Love LOVE Opus! The pictures are wonderful!

Mary Ellen said...

Janet, you have such lovely grownup furniture. Great display of lighthouses and Opii, too.

Mary Ellen

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Sideon: Isn't Opus the best? So naive and yet so wise. Love him.

ME: Three words: Bombay & Co. It isn't Ethan Allen or any of the high end furniture makers, but it's servicable and inexpensive and gives the impression of being grown up.