A Prepublished Novel in the Process of Revisions and Rewrites

Monday, December 14, 2009


Evening, all.  Just thought I'd pop in and show you what I've been up to the last couple of weeks besides fighting the flu that is... The picture to the left is a closeup of one of my Christmas topiaries I create each year. I use this pic for the wallpaper on my Blackberry:) As many of you, I've been very busy preparing for the beauty of the Christmas Season.  I just love being creative and customizing my own decorations.  Two years ago, I was very impressed with a "Corner Tree" I saw in an ABC Distributing Catalogue so yes, I bought it.  Below is a picture of it.  It saves space and looks absolutely exquisite!  I have two seven and a half foot trees that are beautiful with a revolving tree stand but you know what? Sometimes you just don't feel like dealing with all that and I'll tell you, this tree is just as pretty.

Also, I had picked up some-- for lack of a better description--stick lamps at a garage sale a few weeks ago with the thought of dressing them up for each holiday. Wait until you see what I've done with them. I am so excited:) Below are some closeups of the lamps which you will see on the fireplace mantel.  See? We writers can be pretty clever and crafty in other ways, LOL


And of course, I had in my mind I wanted flicker bulbs for the lamps and you know?  I finally found them at Home Depo.  I'd about given up but as I crawled along the floor of the lightbulb display wall there they were! Hidden way at the bottom and only one little row of them.  But I felt as if I'd found heaven:)


Also, I am very proud of the topiaries I mentioned below.  I had created matching set which sits on either side of my china cabinet in the dining room.  I have put them up for probably four years now and decorated them each year like the tree.  For the first couple of years I'd utilized them as I'd bought them with white lights but I love colored lights so a couple of years ago I switched them out.

And finally, I have like many people collected village pieces and change it up each year. I have a train set but depending on how much room I want in the living room I utilize them. This year I opted for a simple village so I only used a few pieces.  Sometimes simple is more effective. Don't you think?  I'll save these pics for my next post. 

Thanks for sharing my holiday preparation with me.  May yours be festive, warm and filled with happiness and much joy! 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!

D~

5 comments:

  1. That reminds me, my decorations shouldn't stay on the floor all week. must put them up. I had planned to clean house, then decorate. NOT. I'd never get to decorate.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Mary! So good to see you. I know I've been AWOL of late but things are crazy. I'll be back over to PFS soon, I promise. Just trying to get health and all facets of my life together:)

    And boy do I hear you about cleaning and decorating! It takes so much effort doesn't it? Though the house looks so very festive and beautiful.

    D~

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  3. And a very Merry Christmas to you as well Cat! How are you?

    Love and Hugs!

    D~

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