Another Set of Christmas Pictures.. (pic heavy).
Hope I'm not putting everyone on 'overload' with my pics.
I've just been able to catch a little down time (before the next shift)..to take and post pictures. I can't believe Christmas is next week!!
This is a 9' shelf unit DH made..it's filled with collectables and toys he's made. He loves making all sorts of things...especially toys. I told him I think it's because he didn't have many toys growing up and now he's making up for it! On the wall are his board games and the drawers and cabinet below is also filled with games. This area always encourages the kids to play with them. I think it's so much better than always doing those electronic games.
This year, I added some Christmas collectables and photos.
DH was questioning 'WHY' was I putting the little red bench he made on the shelf...I told him 'Trust Me'!!
After he saw what I did..he said 'Oh..that's clever - I like it'. I wasn't going to give up this idea even if he didn't like it...hehehe
I was looking at someone's blog, and she uses her benches in so many clever ways...which got me thinking of this idea..so I can't take the credit for it.
The picture on the left is DD when she was 3. We took her to 'The North Pole' (upstate NY) to see Santa, and this was a picture we took. The Gkids get a 'kick' that mommy did that!
Another area with old and new toys...The paper mache Santa (middle left) was purchased at a Flea for $3. It's on Ebay for $125. !
The old noise makers are over 70 yrs old! (way before my time)..lol My uncle (who was like Santa Claus) was a Business Representative for a company in NYC. They sold and rented out all sorts of things from small appliances to 'toys' and even Carnival supplies for charity events. He would bring us all sorts of fun things and each year he brought noise makers and very elaborate hats to my DGM's family New Year's Eve Gathering. My DDad being the youngest and last of the family, gave me the box of those noise makers.
The Santa with the Reindeer was a gift from a friend. It was her mother's. She new I liked old toys.
Small Desk in FR.. The Tray is old and has a 'Macy's' label on the back!
That's it for now...sorry I 'burned' your eyeballs, but hope it held your interest.