i don't have any pics to share of interior decorating this Christmas .. but when rod and i managed our first storage facility, i hosted a family get-to-gether and thought i would share pics of the way i had our apartment decorated ..
if you know anything about such facilities, the managers apartment is not always the most luxurious .. it can happen, but not often .. but we made do with what we had and i think it turned out pretty nice and everyone seemed to have a good time ... and isn't that what is important... you can click on these pics and they will enlarge ..
doing last minute preparations .. i am the type that wants everything to be perfect .. sometimes i am successful .. sometimes not ..
i weeded out a lot of things in these photos when we had our sale in november ..
i love this cabinet and love the quilts and blankets .. i made the stockings for rod and i out of two old tablecloths, one white and one red and white ..
i sold off most of these putz houses at our recent sale .. and i have already replaced most of them with larger, though newer versions ... sold off the santas also and am thinking snowmen ..
i think it is finished .. see the burgundy chair near the tv - 4 days before this event i decided it needed a slipcover - made one of burgundy velvet .. the pillows i got at wallyworld ..
my middle sis, loves fancy things .. she and i share a love of good rich foods .. we are the first to eat a blue cheese stuffed olive .. while the rest of the family are going ... eeewww ..
sister dressed in blue velvet .. she was excited with how i had everything decorated and was taking pics .. the slipcovered chairs at the dining table are actually vintage 1960s office chairs on wheels .. very comfortable .. we ate buffet style ..
the table is set .. just some minor tweaking .. the crackers in the transfer tureen are a recipe i dug up that are the same crackers they sell at zapp hall - though i added some other ingredients .. and i bake them lightly ..
later that day - after everything was cleaned up i took some quick pics of the table ... the bundt cake on the table to the right was made by my baby sis, it is an old bundt cake pan painted and decorated to look like a real bundt cake .. very cute ..
the bench across the back is a wonderful old trunk .. we used it to hold our sets of china .. the big packages on one end are actually velvet pillows made to look like packages .. i made them especially for the party ..
hope you enjoyed my pics ... wish i had a place to decorate this year .. so i think that will be my Christmas Wish this year .. i home ..
love to you all,
troy & rod
4 hours ago