Winter is officially here in NJ.
It's in the 20's ...the teens in the morning.
I'm ok with the cold until Christmas is over.
Then, I'm done.
January and February are the pits, I think.
Nothing to look at outside but bare trees and maybe dirty snow.
But Christmas makes winter look pretty!
The decorations, the lights!
Joy, joy, joy!
Speaking of decorations...here are some of my favorites this year.
my pink vintage tree
the kids tree in the family room.
vintage Barclay skaters on a pretty vintage mirror and frame.
this set came from my grandmom, but she always displayed them on a cardboard round covered in foil.
Living room tree.
Front porch with my awesome NEW Santa!
If you don't just LOVE old stuff, then you're probably not feeling the awesomeness.
He's hand painted on aluminum with a yummy old red ribbon.
All of the edges are cut and curled and sharp as hell.
The rest of my family finds him "creepy"
but that's not the first, or last, time I have heard that.
Who cares? I love him!
My newest decorations...
Ralphies house from A Christmas Story from Department 56.
A gift from my husband:)
Cleveland Elementary School.
Chop Suey Palace.
Fa ra ra ra ra!
More of my vintage bottle brush tree collection.
The one on the right plays sweet music.
A gift from my sister years ago...still my favorite!
Tiny Santa's tucked in safe.
Well, that's about it for now.
I hope your holiday shopping is going better than mine.
I must bundle up and brave the cold today
No more hiding in my studio!!
Enjoy your day!