Thursday, January 1, 2009


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Hey some one took the top off of my tree!!  Boy some one is in bad trouble...   OH hey wait a minute   it was meeeeeeeeee    lol   my how quickly I forget things.  It this is how I am going to start the new year then wow I am in big  Trouble.....  lol 

Ok I am back now don't worry I just forgot to take my pills, so I took them now and here I am...... he  he he      I hope I did not scare any one, I would feel really bad about that  I mean I would be so upset that I would probably need more pills...   lol      Ok I will stop, I don't want you all to think I am off my nut, cos I am not,,,,,,,,,,,   ok I heard that;;;;;;;;;;;;;;   but I am not off my nut I am normal just like all of you.....;}   So you are asking what all of this has to do with taking down my Christmas decorations,,,,,,,   nothing  I just thought I would throw that in for fun.  lol  sooorrrryyyy.................   so did you have fun?????????   

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OH look here is the top of the tree, already in its bed waiting for the rest of its limbs.  Poor baby it looks so sad now, I don't think it was ready to be stuck in that little plastic bin for a whole year. 

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And this is  where the rest of the decorations went this is a waiting room for them until Hubby takes them up to their loft living space. It is quit spacious looking for them. They seem to like it, I never hear any fighting or hitting.  So that is a good thing.  Now my sweet Snow Man is in charge of them all, he does a great job on keep them all in line, except one year, I am not really sure what happened  because no one was talking, but the poor man came down with out he head.  Hubby did find it and I glued it back on for him. I asked him what happened but he was just not going to tell me or give up the one who did it.  It anything Snowman is very loyal.   But mark my words I will get to the bottom of it and some one will pay for doing that to him.........

Ok after every thing was down and put away in the waiting room, I decided to do some rearranging . 

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I have been thinking of moving my chest of drawers over by the patio doors. It looks pretty good there, I still have some tweaking to do but it looks good. 

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I am not sure I like the arrangement but I will keep messing around until I like what I see.  I like to take photos when I get done putting things together, so I an really see what and how they look, it works pretty good for me. It is like looking at it from a different eye.  So this photo tells me that it really needs some more playing with. So I have to do some shopping around my house and maybe make something for it.   Now where the chest used to set I have put a large round table, it is too high so hubby is going to cut the legs off about 2ins. it will be just the right size then, I am going to sew up a table cover for it. in two different colors and floral patterns, maybe a large check too. some fringe or beading for the edging.  Any way I will keep you all posted and with photos when I am happy with the look. Well this is getting kind of long, so I will stop now. I am going to make me a pot of tea and do some visiting.  So I hope every one Had a very wonderful New Years Eve, and are having a very lovely New Year Day.

I want to thank you all for your stopping by for a visit, and all the sweet and kind comments.  They make my days, reading them.

I do try to visit each and every one of you, sometimes it takes me two days just to visit. I have lots of  friends on my list, and now I am finding new friends so please bare with me if I have not visited you for a while it is not because I am snubbing you, because I would never do a thing like that to my dear friends, it is just taking me longer to get to you. So hang in there I will be by...   I bet you can't wait to hear from me.... lol  kidding......    God Bless;




Smilingsal said...

You're doing a good job; it looks like you've got an organized way of storing Christmas.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

My tree is coming down tomorrow and into its box it will go. Today, we're cooking a New Year's feast, and tomorrow back on the diet. Almost back to normal.

Happy New Year.~~Dee

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Lady, I love getting the decorations out for the holidays and hate to put them away so I try to get them put away as soon after Christmas as I can, not a trace left now. Hope you have a wonderful new year.

beth at aunties said...

It is such a great feeling to clean up and organize all our treasures for another year. I will finish mine this week end. my niece is visiting her daddy and will be coming home for Christmas this weekend. I wanted to ahve a Christmasy feeling when she unwrapped her gifts form her Santa here.

Happy New year Alaura!

trash talk said...

Yours looks so much more organized than mine. I heard from a little birdie that Mr. Snowman lost his head over a little angel. I don't know if it's true or not just what I heard. LOL Happy New Year and may 2009 be filled with blessings for you. Debbie

Dawnie said...

that looks so sad! i want to cry and its not even my house! mine is still up..i cant bear to take it down yet..sunday i think is going to be the day.

Neabear said...

My stuff stays up until Epiphany, then I will start taking things down and putting away. Today is the 8th day of Christmas. We went to a New Year's Day open house at a friend's house. It was nice to visit with others who came too. Tomorrow it is back to work.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

So nice to see that you haven't put the stocking away I made you :)

I packed up all of the outside decor today and all of the Santa pictures with my kids from the mantle. Tomorrow, the TREE!

Donna said...

Happy New Year - I'm actually jealous that you have all your Christmas decorations undone... I'm under the weather with the worst cold/bronchitis ever and haven't been able to do anything for the past 5 days.. blech... I love the bureau you put by the door - it looks great! ... Donna @ An Enchantted Cottage

Shelia said...

Hi Alaura! Oh, your first few pictures looked like my house! lol Boy, it's a chore taking down all of the Christmas things, isn't it? Alaura, I want to thank you for all your prayers and concerns about my Mother. She has a long way to go, but hopefully there will be improvement soon.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Alaura...what a pretty name! Ha, you had me laughing with your tree storage and snowman story! Poor Mr. Snowman...he is a brave fellow refusing to fess up who did that! :-) I like where you moved the darling chest...looks good there. I have my trees put away and most of the decorations put up. Still have a lot more to looks like a disaster area in my bonus room right now where it's all on the floor waiting to be put up in the storage area of the eves. Thanks for the wonderful comments and visits...I am always so delighted when I see your name because I know you are going to make me smile. :-) Happy, Happy New Year to you and your family!

Michelle said...

Your chest of drawers is actually an old 'commode' from way back when they had porcelain 'potties' that they used before plumbing. The open space on yours has a 'door' missing, where the 'pottie' was stored. More than likely, yours had a towel rack which is also missing on yours, where the towel and washcloth hung. The top of the commode was made to hold a pitcher and bowl, for 'washing', before indoor bathtubs.

I have a commode very similar to yours. My door was missing, and someone had made one, which was just a solid piece of wood, which warped. We found an older gentleman who made us a new door like the old one should have looked, and it looks fantastic now. I have a small microwave on top of mine, in the laundry area in my basement,wherer plastic forks,paper plates, cups and napkins are stored for when the quilting girls come over.

I just thought I would pass on a bit of history for you in case you didn't know.

Here is a website link so you can see what it probably looked like originally. Mine looks almost identical to this one.