Friday, November 23, 2007

Grandma Doesn't Like Christmas......Much

Grandma (My mother) has always been Christmas CRAZY. As long as I can remember, she has spent the entire year shopping for presents and decorations. By the time she is done, her place looks like a department store display. And she has more of those larger than life blow up thingys than you can shake a stick at.

Since my Dad passed away three years ago in March, she lost her spirit. Last year she didn't put anything up but a tree. We were all so disappointed. But this year, she is back in full form and when I walked in for Thanksgiving I got a delighted eyeful. Here are some of her displays, but not all, because for some reason, my camera took fuzzy photos without the flash. I wanted to capture the lights and with the flash it took that beauty away. Seems it took the beauty of focus away too. Blah.

This is her mantel. I like it best.

This is her "Blue" collection.
This shelf she framed out herself, in an old doorway after my Dad passed. She taught herself how to use his power tools and began trimming the entire house. What a woman!

Just a little something on a table at the end of the sofa. Everywhere you look there is something.

One more little village for now. This is no where near all her decorations, but they are too numerous to post here.

Today I am trying to get my own home decorated. I lost interest for a while and gave a lot of my stuff away. I wish I hadn't now, but that's ok.... I can buy more!


LeLe said...

The first time I brought MK over for Christmas, I prepared him by describing her yard as "Babes in Toyland."

Michelle said...

I noticed she didn't have anything in her yard last year. :-( My kids would wreck all her hard work in about 2 seconds flat...

Y said...

WOW!!!!! Wish I could catch her Christmas spirit! Beautiful!

~ Our Humble Cottage ~ said...

What a woman indeed. I hope to have something like this someday. Your mother has a wonderful decorating touch. I love her cozy home!

Louisa Gabrielle

Sooz said...

Glad she has her spirit back this year. Love her mantle!
I haven't done one thing so far this year except gripe over the fact that our neighbors put out the exact same lighting we did last year. we have to "trump" it. haha! Such competition for a tiny neighborhood.

Linda said...

WOW!! I was just beating myself up because I cant get my "pre-lit" tree to light! Alan is in Miami and well.... Im helpless without him. The kids actually said "Call daddy! He can tell you how to plug it in."