To be honest, I wasn’t going to help Caroline decorate her house this Christmas. Just wasn’t in the mood. But some gentle reminders from readers helped to change my mood and yesterday found me digging out the mini Christmas boxes.
Caroline was at work, so I went ahead and did it all myself.
I made that Christmas tree three years ago. It involved lots of glue and lycopodium, which is preserved princess pine. A few hours later, I scrubbed the glue from my fingers and I had a finished tree. Next year, I’ll refresh it as it’s lost some pine bows along the way, but it’s held up surprisingly well. You can find the post with instructions here. Decorating the tree is always a challenge (much cursing was heard yesterday) so I keep it simple.
Nancy Drews on the coffee table. Christmas candies in a bowl.
Just a little bottlebrush tree here in the living room, as the tree lives in the den.
Christmas cards on the side table.
Another bottlebrush tree in the kitchen.
And some wrapping supplies in the studio/office.
I have to tell you – I took these photos with my new iPhone. I couldn’t be happier with them. The camera is a big improvement from the one on my older phone. Taking pictures with my big girl camera is problematic because I can only get so close to the subject matter. The rooms are tiny and I have spent many, many frustrating hours taking pictures that didn’t capture the details.
This, on the other hand, is a big WOW! I can get right in the rooms because of the iPhone’s smaller size. I’m so happy with the results. I didn’t do any editing except to brighten them a bit. Other than that, they are as taken and the details really show. I can’t wait to take a whole new round of pictures of this house and Don’s mini Studio.
Caroline was happy with the results.
I’d love to find a mini version of an aluminum tree for the new modern dollhouse. I’m on it.