ANY DAY

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 40

Thought I’d just offer a few “around the house” pictures. We haven’t put up our holiday decorations yet. I’m waiting for some of them to arrive. They are, I am assured, on their way.

No big tree this year.

window early december

We are going to go with the miniature, baby live pines. In the end, I got two of them: one for the living room, the other for the dining room. They are small enough to look good on the tables, big enough and decorative enough to add a festive look. Especially when we add the wrapped gifts with their ribbons and tags and all.

dolls and clutter pre christmas

So this is the house just before the holidays, after the Thanksgiving snow has melted and before the next storms arrive. A peace mini-interval between periods of busy and hectic!

flowers bouquet and camera bags



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Challenges, Home, Photography

Tags: , , , , , , ,

13 replies

  1. I love photo shots looking out a window, like your first photo. I meant to ask you before, how long have you been collecting dolls? Are you still adding to the collection? They are such pretty dolls!

    Like

    • I think I’ve always collected dolls, starting with the ones I got as a child — I still have my “foundation trio” from when I was 5, 6, and 7. I sold a lot of them a few years ago … more than half … so I have about 300 now. If I could properly find homes for them, I’d give away another hundred or more, but most of my friends are my age and getting rid of stuff, not adding to it. They are beautiful. Many of the ones I’ve kept have been rehabbed by me …the ones in the best condition were the easiest to sell.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Oh my goodness, 300! I cannot imagine what it must have been like packing them whenever you moved. How nice that you still have the “foundation trio” I don’t think I’d ever sell or give those away either.

        I’m doing the same thing here, trying to reduce clutter.

        Like

        • Dolls are pretty easy to pack when they are (as mine are) not made of porcelain or some other easily shattered material. There are mostly plastic or composite, so you just tissue paper them and put them face down in trunks. You can fit a LOT of dolls in a big trunk. I would still like to off load at least half of them, just so there would be less dust in the house. But I’m out of touch with the collecting community, so I’m not sure who would be willing (and able!) to take them. You need a lot of space for this many dolls … and most of them are pretty large. I should have collected smaller ones.

          Like

  2. Love the dolls. Great photos. 😀

    Like

  3. Have fun with your living christmas trees. 🙂 Thanks for posting this to odd balls.

    Like

    • Thank you. It’ll be different this year. But it really IS time to lower the amount of work involved in the holiday. With no more little kids around, we don’t have to give up the holidays, but I think we need to make them less challenging so we can enjoy more and fret less 🙂

      Like

  4. Love your flowers and I have the same coffee table in my living room! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Talk to me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Barb Taub

Writing & Coffee. Especially coffee.

This, That, and The Other

Random musings on life, society, and politics.

Keep it alive

A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness

Covert Novelist

Just another WordPress site

Salted Caramel

Blogging, Motivation, Lifestyle and much more.

Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

Making My Home A Haven is important to me. Sharing homemaking skills. Recipes and food. Bible Studies. This is a treasure chest of goodies. So take a seat. Have a glass of tea and enjoy. You will learn all about who I am.

Green Screen

The Environmental Movie Podcast

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

musingsofanoldfart

Independent views from someone who offers some historical context

My Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

National Day Calendar

Fun, unusual and forgotten designations on our calendar.

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Views from the Edge

To See More Clearly

serial monography: forgottenman's ruminations

wandering discourse, pedantic rant, self-indulgent drivel, languorous polemic, grammarian's bête noire, poesy encroachment approaching bombast, unintended subtext in otherwise intentional context, unorthodox unorthodoxy, self-inflected rodomontade, …

draliman on life

Because sometimes life just makes you stop and think

The English Professor at Large

Posts about old Hollywood, current concerns

sparksfromacombustiblemind

EMBERS FROM SOMEONE DOGGEDLY TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF IT ALL...

The Day After

Musings, Photography, Writing, and More

THE SHINBONE STAR

NO LONGER ENCUMBERED BY ANY SENSE OF FAIR PLAY, EX-JOURNALISTS RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY TO FIGHT THE TRUMPIAN MENACE!

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

Welcome to the Anglo Swiss World

ScienceSwitch

Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

A Day In The Life

People, Places, Nature, LIFE!

Curious Steph

explorations on the journey of living

Red's Wrap

Happiness. It's relative.

%d bloggers like this: