I made this wreath several years ago out of a 20' lead, miniature chew sticks and dog ornaments. I hope it's going to hold up forever because I don't want to have to do it again. The Christmas sign came from good old Michael's about 3 years ago -- one of my "newer" Christmas decorations.
And of course, I have to have the Christmas flags outside on the walk. And you can't play favorites. They KNOW.
And here we have this year's "crafty thing". Seems like I just can't make it through a holiday season without trying to make something. There have been a few times that whatever it was got immediately thrown in the trash, it was so horrible. I got lucky this year. This attempt at creating actually turned out to work! (Thanks a heap, Martha.)
And here we have the BIG EXPENDITURE for the holidays. (This is what was in the boxes a few days ago.) Now I know why people spring for the prelighted ones even though they're double the cost. I think we need more lights, but by the time I got to this, all I wanted was THROUGH! Obviously needs a little refining.
And, finally, I got to move to the inside of the house. And scatter a couple of things around as you can see below. Guess once I get the tree in a few days, I can complete the process. By that time I should be pretty sick of the whole mess. More later!