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

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  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!


    • 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.

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      • 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.


        • 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.


  2. Love the dolls. Great photos. 😀


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


    • 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 🙂


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

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