Friday, December 17, 2010

FINALLY DONE!!!!



Xmas decorating outside and in!




Here's the final take on the outside...the penguins won!


This was last year's sign and is being used again for this year. I loved the penguins that I had found on some clip art on the net and modified them to suit my shop's need...........which is more workers  ;)
Although the last fat dude doesn't look like he's much help...
he's probably the one booking in sick...;}


Here's where I stuck them...
And this is what they look like all together in their blurriness....


Before you enter here's what my Xmas Village looks like from the outside...

I have more houses but can't line them up on the other side due to the fact that it's my cat's window and she hates me mucking up where she looks out on the world...;) and that I have the shelves for sign pick-up there too...



Anyways....here's my entrance way [porch] before you enter the actual shop...
You can take maybe three steps inside this area and that's all! One has to keep in mind the space that I have to work with to house all of my collectibles and displaying them tends to make it all look cluttered. I know I don't have to show everything that I have but if I can't enjoy all of it, all of the time then why bother having them at all? Besides if I had a bigger place I would need more stuff....hmmmmm


So here goes...
This is what it looks like in the morning light
I just love the soft glow through the window as I work on the computer...
My kids have given me most of the house sets through the years and I loved displaying them on my window ledges...
With only one ledge, I display the rest on my glass topped display case. Which, if you noticed, has a big piece missing out of it. That was a heavy item hitting it and broke it off...kind of scary at the time. I blunted the edge by filing it and have covered the edge with clear hockey tape for my cat's safety. She loves rubbing her face on the edge. Haven't seen any blood so it must be working.


Along with my houses I picked up this beautiful [no chips/cracks,etc] 30" tall winter scene pillar, which lights up....at a garage sale in 2009 for 5.00!

It has penguins, polar bears and Santa on it...I love it, I think it goes perfect with my village

Another thing I like and always wanted but never got because it was a "boy's" toy....is a train set! I begged this toy from my son-in-law and it is a MacDonald's collectible from 1998...the train from the movie "Anastasia"...
My other fav is the M & M characters...
Stockings seems to have snuck in also...when one picks up xmas stuff in garage sales, one usual gets more if it's in a box of stuff, which most are....:)
And for a warning to any kids...;}
[just kidding]

So it's time to enter the main work shop...
One of my new purchases...6 beaded white owls which represents my son, daughter, son-in-law, 2 grand kids and me...:) Also the wrapping paper & purple garland are new. The bear ornament represents my sister "Eener" and me as the Xmas tree holding her up [awwwwww] ;)






And as usual you will have to wait for the shop pics...

1 comment:

BJ Roan said...

Hi Qoh,
Sorry I haven't been by for a visit lately. I've been suffering from a really bad case of blog malaise. I've hardly pulled it up at all. Anyway, I think I'm caught up on yours now. I LOVE all your Christmas decorations. You have an amazing talent. Happy New Year!