Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to Everyone!

Well, First let me start by wishing All of you a Very Merry Christmas!!! I hope all your wishes came true and that everyone was able to enjoy the company of their family and friends!

We spent the day next door, cooking, some more.....and we got their tree up and decorated! It was nice to be around so many 'happy' people during the holidays! We came home stuffed, and promptly went to bed! We opened presents this morning.......and now all my kids are at their other families house.....for the whole week:) maybe, Just maybe!! I can finish this:

Welcome to Cora's half finished living/dining room!!!
This is what it's looked like for the past six months.......

Terrible! I know!!

But I had to wait till we had our Christmas money before I could order her her dining room set..... She got a table, 6 chairs and this cabinet......I have started filling it with some of my Christmas minis....that canister on the bottom I've had for at least 15 years.....It one of my favorites! Says "Reindeer Rations" on the side...How cute is that!! And I have recently started to collect mini Christmas plates. The one of the top I've had since childhood, and the other one I ordered last year form HBS. The one I ordered for this year is on back order:(

I found a white tree at Wallmart for a dollar! Added a string of red beads...and then glued some gold beads onto the ends of the branches. Also added the Santa Star to the top....isn't he neat?! It still needs some more decorations.....thinking I might have to break out the polymer clay for that though:)

Also ordered these 2 chairs. I'm still trying to figure out how I like the living room most, but I guess If I really think about it, it doesn't really matter how I want it, now does it, lol!

But I will say this...there's still lots to do.....
Trim needs to go up...
The dining room set needs to be a dark walnut color....and not RED!!
The dining room chairs need to be recovered!
Curtains need to be made then hung....
Pictures need to go up onto the walls!!
She needs plants.....rugs....
...and I'm sure if I sat here long enough I could think of a million more things....but instead....I'm going to turn the computer off....and go find my blue tape so I can get started on the trim...You wouldn't know where it is, would you?? LOL
So until Next Time!
Enjoy the rest of your holidays!!


Sans! said...

Thinking of what to do and then doing all the things are a big part of the fun! Nice to see you have had a good Xmas ! :) Happy Boxing Day , Katy!

Lize said...

Well I think Cora is a lucky 'little' woman to have a decorator to 'do' the house up for her! I can only hope she pays you well for the effort that you put in. Good luck with the remodeling.

PS i was laughing very hard at your glue gunned ginger house! And then we had rain (very rare here!!!!!) and it was extremely humid. For the first time ever the icing didn't want to set! `So I sincerely considered taking the glue gun out! It stuck eventually, but the roof sagged and now looks like an old Irish cottage about to fall in!

Caseymini said...

Katie, I think I put the blue tape in the tool bag. It's right next to the hammer. Oh! Wait. That's my blue tape.....It's been a long week. Merry Christmas!

Mercedes Spencer @ Liberty Biberty said...

Katie the dinig room is looking great! Love all the Christmas things in the cabinet. Cora is a lucky girl!