Tuesday, October 29, 2013

All is Bright

We have been hanging chandeliers at the old house this week as the date for the Christmas tour is quickly approaching.  I found this chandelier at a garage sale and my heart just leaped in joy. The poor gal who was selling it was in tears as this had been a showpiece in her home in New York and would not work in her new home in Florida. She found some comfort in knowing that it would be hanging in our old house and I promised to do a post so that she could see it.   It really is perfect in the dining room.  I couldn't be happier.  

I am joining Debra's Be Inspired Party today. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

One Candlestick short of a full glow.

This whole decorating experience for the Shabby Old House's pending Christmas tour still has me wondering why I agreed to such a thing this year.   Living between two houses with one still waiting to be finished and moved in to in Alabama and one waiting for that day and then to be sold in Florida has meant that with each trip to the old house we are pulling a trailor filled with the items needed to complete the decorating for the tour.    On the other hand I will have to say that things are getting completed that have been on hold or time hasn't allowed us to finish .  I couldn't be more pleased with the way everything is turning out.  The glow of twinkling lights throughout the house has a way of settling my nerves as well as making everything, even Shabby Old things look wonderful. However, with each trip, no matter how organized I am, I arrive only to discover that I left behind something in Florida. 
So as I load the trailer and check off the list I can only pray that I will not discover on the Alabama side of the trip that I am,
"One candlestick short of a full glow!"