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Saturday, January 5, 2013

2nd of Fredericksburg Va. and home pix

Here are more pictures of Fredericksburg Va shops on New Years day. Then I guess that's it until next year or for a few months until I am maybe crafting something for Christmas 2013.
 I say every year I will start earlier getting my stuff together for Christmas.    My New Years resolution  is to stop saying it and Just Do It!
I miss it and looks so bare. Will have to put some silver balls in plates or in glass bowls to brighten up areas in my house
Well here's the last of Fredericksburg

Here is an historic house with a country candle in window

I think the old fashioned holder for the candle makes it glow brighter

pretty pink glow on the white trees in window -  Pinkadilly Tea

circa 1770
I like the white around the doors as it looks wintry

bottom of window has a pretty candle in glass hurricane holder with such pretty snowy garland
close up of wreath at top of window

was disappointed this one was closed, but I can go back
Everywhere I look there seems to be a box holding greenery or whatever else strikes one's fancy on a table or floor.   I like it.  

I want the cherubs pictured on the table

Now for some ending shots of my Christmas decorations
My front door - My wreath was much livelier weeks ago
I picked the greens from my trees in yard

My bench on way to front door
The deer move their heads and every year I lose lights around their necks and legs.   I am cutting the lights off this summer and stuff them with twigs sprayed white then relight them
I notice I didn't plug in the candles in windows downstairs

Just inside is my poinsettia sitting in a wrought iron pot holder shaped like an old fashioned bike
A shot of my teacup Addalyn picked out for me.  A birds nest I have had about 15 years given to me by a co worker at the time from her tree .
The wooden bell on the right is a gift from Steven when he was in Dubai my husband said ,  I thought it was from Africa.  If Steven reads this he can get us straight on it.   I love it no matter where he got it.

My star,  butterfly and peacock feathers - the feathers kinda make it look like there is a mask on the tree, more like mardi gras
I have a gold and silver butterfly at the top with the star and peacock feathers

I like how the  afternoon light touches the tree this time  day

paper dolls and a paper house I made some years back

Thats all for my Christmas pictures this year - the decorated part anyway. They all came down today.
Now I want to start crafting for next year.


Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Betsy. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't get to visit here until after Christmas. But it looks to be truly beautiful and I'm with you about feeling kind of sad and naked without the decorations. I do my snowmen for the month of January and leave my window candles in so that helps a little..Happy Weekend..Judy

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Betsy, Your tree and decorations look so pretty, I really like the peacock feathers. You go to some of the neatest places! I'm so glad you share them with us in the form of photos though, since we can't be there. Gina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the Shop pictures!! All so quaint and pretty! Would have loved to see the inside of the place with the white and pink trees!!

And you home looks beautiful!

I kept a lot of my outside decorations up and added some Snow related things and changed it to Winter decorations!!


Denise Marie said...

Lovely!! Don't stop cleaning that closet..just step away..get a second wind & make it happen!!