Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Making Progress

I'm slowly making progress on my Christmas Decorating. Someone asked if my home is a new Victorian. No it is an old Victorian, it was built in 1890.

The first weekend in December my sister Brenda and I met in Des Moines to attend the

Old Crow Junk Farm sale. This is a couple who find old "things" and repurpose them into cool "things".

I bought this metal tree screen. I'm not sure what it's original purpose was, but I thought it was cool.

And this was before I knew I was going to have a very short Christmas tree.
Sure does cover up the fact that my tree is actually setting on bricks.

The finished tree.

I bought some of these large pinecones at Bachman's and wired them to my tree.

The post office door is finished.

Frosty the snowman has just settled in after an ice skating outing.

This little corner is finished.
I bought the window/wheel at another one of my favorite spots,
The Painted Porch in Medford Minnesota.

I'm off to do more decorating.

Stay tuned for more.

From my heart,



  1. Love finding "stuff" that you can do things with - things you don't even know you'll be doing when you purchase that "stuff".

  2. Oh I love, love, love the post office door and the metal tree surround. Wow, I want to go to that sale, too! Super neat! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wonderful pictures. So warm and inviting! You're so lucky to have fun shops close to you. I'm officially jealous.

  4. Very Pretty Sandy! The decorations are one my very favorite parts of the Christmas season.

  5. Are you having us for tea?? Loved everything and I'm another that loves repurposeing things - there's a couple of gals that do junking and do come up with a bunch of ideas, cant think of the name right off, but will think on it and get back to you. The house and decorating is beautiful, you do great work!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  6. wow-how perfect is that--the screen suround was made for you....fab

  7. Love your tree and all of your decorations! Merry Christmas :-)

  8. Love your tree and the red screen. Leave it to you to find the best stuff and know how to use it. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas dear friend!

  9. just found your blog and love it. wondering if you could explain how you made your snowflake wreath (from old sheet music)?


  10. Can you tell me about the angel tree topper? Is it from a pattern? I LOVE it and would love to make one for my tree.

    Kate Ward