Built in the 1700's and renovated many times. Bare windows emits morning sunlight as evening cast shadows. Electricity is non-existent. Air in old pipes spit and spat when the taps turn on. Doors and windows dont open or close properly. Trims along with cabinets get stripped, repainted and reused. Appliances work sometimes. Tenants are happy as they enjoy life!
Location: Somewhere in Louisiana
Sunday, December 11, 2011
wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Berneice has already put up her christmas tree.
There is a total of 6 windows that look into this top
floor apartment. It is really pretty with the doors closed
to see the tree all lit up. I thought maybe you would
like to see the christmas tree first to get you in the
The lights are on so I hope that you can see them. The
tree was bought back in Oklahoma when they were selling
these with little batteries. I had many of them but they arent
any good. I guess I stored them too long. I dont know if
you can even buy these trees any longer. On the inside of
the windows there are wreaths with red galand strung
across all 6 windows. And now that I am thinking about
it - I think that I forgot to snap a photo of the inside of
Here is a close up of the body of the tree thru the window.
The tree has red and gold garland strung across its branches.
The garlands are not paper they are of a thin metal
The tree goes all the way to the ceiling. Berneice already
has plenty of presents waiting for some happy owners to
From the window you can see a red stocking that I
hung on the tree. This was a good place to hang it. Since
Berneice lives alone it didnt make any sense to hang
2 stockings from the fireplace mantel.
This is the left side of the apartment. The massive tree]
blocks some of the living area.
I was hoping that you could see the little red bird on
the branch. If you blow it up - its a little blurry. But it
is a little red bird.
Some more presents are under the tree. The tree skirt
is a piece of lace from a sleeve of a blouse that I use
to own before I cut it up. Do you cut up your clothes
if you think it would look better in your mini dollhouse?
This is the other side of the tree that faces the table. All
of these presents I bought back in Oklahoma from
hobby lobby. I am not sure if you can still buy the plaid
The dog is named Max. He found a candy cane that
was low enough on the branch for him to lick. Of
course he is missing his tongue!
So when I had thought about it - I had to stop and glue
on a piece of red felt to imitate his tongue. Either I should
have placed Max closer to the candy cane or I should
have made his tongue shorter?? Oh well
you get the idea. The boots are Barbie boots that I glued
a piece of craft fur to the top. they are high-heels.
They do not look like they are too big - unless you pick
them up with your hands and then you know. I plan on
replacing them later when I find something suitable to use.
Berneice really likes her comforter set with pillow shams.
Her sheets and pillowcases add just the right touch and
A close up of the pillow shams that I made eons ago.
Berneice has been drinking her red wine. She is going
to a company party later - so right now she is bathing.
The little basket of flowers I confiscated from a
doll a couple days ago.
Here is Santa's coat that Berneice will be wearing. See
the black tights on the bed. She will be wearing them
under her coat along with those black boots. Oooo a little
sexy or slutty - you choose.Lol's Her Santa
hat is on the bed posts.
This is Berneice's vanity. Later I might paint her brush
and mirror silver. But right now you can see them from
a little distance. These are Chrysbon items. I will be
making some jewelry to fit inside her jewelry chest. Thats
a later project. Hat boxes are on top. White flat shoes
are underneath. I might paint them later also.
This is a close up of the vanity. The little pink purse
is made from a piece of pink ribbon. It was not
even hemmed on top. The strings are embroider
As of yet I do not have any clothes in the closet. There
is another hatbox on top and a Swarvoski Carousel
that I bought from a gift shop. I think that it costed me
$35.00 but it was worth it. I have carried it around
with me every place that I have moved hoping that it
would not get lost.
The windows behind the bed even got some red garland
hanging dow from the wreaths. The bed posts are strung
with red garland and have little bulb ornaments hanging
from the head of the bed and aslo at the foot of the bed.
Some day I am going to recover the lamp shade and
put a rose decal on its base.
The piano is glass and so is its stool. My ex son in law
gave it to me 15 years ago. It is so delicate and looks
pretty in this space. This is just one of the Santa bags
that Berneice has to take the office Christmas party
The little red bag is the second bag that has to go to
the party. I hope that someone comes to help Berneice
with the presents. There are a couple of presents on the
chair also that has to go.
Here is a close up of the Santa coat. It is a scrap-booking
item. It has a piece of foam tape on the back. All I did
was peel it off. The only thing is - is that the coat does
not open up. But thats okay - it looks real enough
This pic shows the decorating of the small living
area. I think that later I will have to cover that
lamp shade also. None of these christmas lights
As you can see Berneice has another glass of red wine
on the table. She has been drinking all afternoon. Gee
I hope she istn tipsey!
Nothing like having some cheese to go with that wine.
Whenever Berneice cross stitches she always lays
back in the chaise. Its very comfortable.
Yep - see those bottles. Yummy candy canes!
Berneice is in a drinking
frienzy. I have not found a picture to go above the
fireplace yet that I like. I dont know what I am actually
looking for?? I like the words Friends. I found the
wood word at a craft store not to long ago.
Here are the presents. 2 bags full. Its going to be a
blast of at the office Christmas party!
Here is the china cabinet. I keep moving much of the
stuff around. I cant seem to arrange it like I want. However
there is a lot of cobalt blue in this cabinet along with
the silver coffe and tea set.
On top of the cabinet is still a punch bowl set that I
have never taken out of the box. It is Reutter Porcelain
and is already 15 years old.
There are 2 pairs of scissors. The purple handled pair
is plastic and will be painted later. The gold handled
scissors actually open and close. I have a charm bracelet
that my dear hubby bought me after we were first married.
Those sewing scissors were one of the first 4 charms that
he bought me. I found them the other day in my jewelry
box and decided they needed to be here.
I made the little pincushion from the feet of a tiny doll. The little
plastic shoe was attached to her leg. Since I couldn't
see very well my dear hubby cut it off of her foot for
me. (so sorry I am that she is now footless - we cut off both
of her feet!). Anyway I stitched up the
pincushion and glued it to
the shoe. Then I needed a needle. So with the help
of my dear hubby we made us a couple of threaded needles.
They are a little bent but hopefully we
get better at it. The needles are shiny.
Here is a better pic of the black tights. Later I am
going to cut the tights and make hose out of it.
This is the little Swarvoski carousel. I took
one of those little plastic cases and adhered
some glittery black fabric to the back and
underneath the carousel. Zoom in to see
the little horses. And the horses go round
and round. Now it wont get dusty.
It sits on top of the little closet.
Here is an even closer look. Beneice loves
antiques. Even though the little carousel is not an