Saturday, December 24, 2011
My Christmas Glitter House Village
It is now officially Christmas Eve Day!
It is 1:25am in SoCal. I just returned from shopping at Walmart. Still lots of people. What kind of person goes Christmas shopping at 1am? ME, that's who. Still better than it would have been earlier today or tomorrow.
At least I am officially done. I now need to start wrapping. But I think I'll try and get a few hours of sleep first.
I did finally get photos of my Christmas glitter house village.
I purchased all my houses a couple of years ago on clearance from Grandin Road. They usually have great prices when clearing out their seasonal stuff.
I think I only paid about $5.00 for each house. They were originally like $20-25 a piece.
I just got the white picket fence from Kohl's online on clearance for $2.00 after my discount. I did most of my Christmas shopping this year online. Got free shipping from every store. And the best part about shopping online. You can do it in your Jammies. And even in the middle of the night (if you are so inclined to stay up late like me).
I added a bunch of bottle brush trees that I got on sale at Michael's the other day.
I added a bunch of angel hair I found at the thrift store. I love this stuff. Reminds me of when I was a child. It does say to be careful as it is spun glass.
I found this vintage angel a couple of weeks ago at the thrift store. She was in a box of vintage ornaments that I picked up for 75 cents. For the whole box. Most of the ornaments were trashed, but I found a few treasures. Like this angel. Isn't she so sweet?
Look, a cloche within a cloche.
This was actually an ornament I found a couple of years ago. I am a sucker for anything that looks vintage. I just don't like paying vintage prices. That is why I usually by vintage reproductions. Or vintage style.
Every village needs a church.
I added a couple of vintage wooden soldiers to guard the church entrance. They were found in the 75 cent box of ornaments from the thrift store.
And we must have a little red schoolhouse. The bottle brush tree on the left is vintage. I found it last year in Phoenix at an antique store. Got it for a dollar.
The "Merry Christmas" sign on the cloche is an ornament from Target (this year).
The last house in my village.
A vintage sled ornament (from my 75 cent box of ornaments)
And finally another group of bottle brush trees under a cloche. These trees were clearance items from Grandin Road a couple of years ago. I love the green color of these trees. I wish I had purchased another set. You can never have too many bottle brush trees.
A final look at my village. There are holes in the bottom of each house. I sometimes place a battery operated tea light candle in each one to light them up. But this year I was too lazy.
I finally got up a few strands of lights outside. I had found 3 sets of vintage C9 colored lights at the thrift store. All of them worked when I plugged them in while inside the house. I put up 2 of the 3 sets last night (all by myself). I just couldn't reach the peak on the garage. So I asked hubby to put up the last set today while I was at work. But tonight when I turned them on, the set hubby put up won't light up. Boo hoo. So the lights didn't turn out so well.
But you should see my Christmas tree!
That isn't my Christmas tree. Those are the trees from my Christmas village.
Here is my Christmas tree.
OK, you caught me in a lie. This is last years tree.
You will just have to wait for this years version . I still haven't put one up. And tomorrow is Christmas. I'm still debating on if it is worth the effort at this point. Probably not. This will be the first year in 53 years that I haven't had a tree. (I'm trying to guilt myself into putting up a tree).
The good angel (put the Christmas tree up) vs. the bad angel (too much effort) is waging war in my head. I'll let you know who wins.
Until then, Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!