Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Show Me Thursday

It's almost past time for my Show Me Thursday post for the Sassy Cheryl SMT Blog. It's where those of us that are truly interested in what others having going on in their lives(some folks would say we're nosey).  If you're selected you wind a free Sassy Cheryl's image. There's no way to lose.

I took these pictures last Friday. My DH does almost nothing to get ready for our Open House on Christmas night. I say almost, because he does one thing and that's get rid of some of the leaves. Our house is truly in a grove of oak trees, and the leaves are a major thing. There's no raking them a little along, you're body would wear out before the leaves stopped falling. So when all the leaves have finally fallen off the trees, DH gets out and rakes them far enough away from the house, that he can use the blade on the tractor to "rake" or make that drag them off deeper into the woods.

Last night we were invited into cousin of DH's for a Christmas gathering. i had never been to their home before, and I have to say that it was a trip. To start with their driveway is across the top a dam between two lakes. A bit hairy to say the least.  The house sits right on the edge of the lake(think a 4' strip of grass).  The outside of the house was lit up with icicle lights. In the formal living room was a pencil tree decorated with fairy ornaments. The picture I took was a total blur. This first picture is of the wall between the living room and the hall to the back door. Totally awesome.

Then in the family room was what she called her Menagerie tree. It's her favorite tree as it's decorated with ornaments that she's created over the years. What was really cool is that it revolved. I'm still trying to figure out how the wires don't get all twisted up.

To the right of the tree was this arrangement of Christmas village pieces. Thinking about getting all that out and putting it back up, makes me tired. It also reminds me I better do a bit more decorating before my Open House.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. WOW! That's A LOT of leaves!!!!!!!! Glad DH was able to get those out of the way! That looks like a job. . . .even on the tractor.
    These pictures are stunning Shirley! That tree is GORGEOUS and I love her Christmas village. Totally in awe! Thanks for sharing the photos. They are beautiful!
    Yep. . . you got your post in with time to spare!!! :)

  2. Wow, looks like you've been busy, Shirley! I missed the post this week ... dummy me! Hopefully, I can find something "Share" worthy for tomorrow. :)