Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Decorations

Today I did a little decorating outside with some left over evergreen from the tree.
It's not really snowing here.  I just edited this photo at Picmonkey. 

Last week I made a top hat from black posterboard.  I had seen these somewhere in blogland and decided to see if I could make it myself.  I took the shade off a lamp and swapped out the hat.

The postcard in this picture is our home many years ago.  The family we bought the house from gave it to us and the previous owner passed it down to them.  I love how this "Greetings" postcard has stayed with the house over the years.  Several things have changed as each family did some remodeling.

I found some old sheet music online and printed it off and put it in the typewriter.

I've been practicing taking photos at night of the Christmas tree with the lights off .

I read somewhere that I needed to have the ISO at 3200 and I really like the results.

This old house was freezing today because I kept opening the windows to hang up my wreaths like in this little painting that I did a few years ago.  I ran outside to see if all the wreaths on the windows were centered and started laughing.  One wreath was upside down.  All the bows were at the bottom except one and it had the bow at the top. 

I've been adding a few decorations each day.  Either I'm getting too old to do this in a day or my decoration boxes are multiplying.  Are you finished yet?

Catherine Holman


  1. Hmmmmm, not really finished, but I don't know if I really got properly started, a bit like you this year, a bit here a bit there.

    I might need to get some tree photography tips from you tho.


  2. I love, love, love that top hat! I have not started decorating. Normally I decorate the weekend of Thanksgiving. This year because of all of the painting, I am probably not putting a tree up, but will decorate the mantel after the living room is painted this week.


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