Sunday, December 11, 2011

APARTMENT PENTHOUSE #2 - Bernice's First Christmas!

Hello Everyone!

Bernice has moved in and is
wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Bernice has already put up her Christmas tree.
Have you?
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
holiday mood.

 The lights are on so I hope that you can see the tree
twinkle! The Christmas tree has one of
those LED batteries.
Looks like some of the garland and the lights
have fell down a little.

The tree has red and gold garland strung
across its branches.
The garlands are not paper they are
made of a thin metal.

The main door is opened so you can see the
Christmas Tree better.
 The tree goes all the way to the ceiling.
Bernice already has plenty of
presents waiting for some happy owners to
confiscate them.

 From the window you can see a red stocking that I
hung on the tree. This was a good place to hang it. Since
Bernice lives alone it didn't 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 go around 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
for your dollhouse?

 This is the other side of the tree that faces the table. All
of these presents came from Hobby Lobby.
These are probably still being sold.

 The dog is named Max.
He found a candy cane that
was low enough on the branch for him to smell.
He is deciding whether he should lick it or not.
Sure does look tasty!

I decided to give Max a tongue!
I glued a piece of red felt by his mouth.
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.
No plans of replacing them.

 Bernice really likes her comforter set with pillow shams.
Her sheets and pillowcases add just the
right touch and contrast.

 A close up of the pillow shams
that I made eons ago.

 Bernice has been drinking her red wine. She is
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.

Bernice is playing the Santa this year!
 Here is Santa's coat that Bernice 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 Bernice's vanity. Later I might paint her brush
and mirror silver. But not right now.
 These are Chrysnbon items.
I will be
making some jewelry to fit inside her jewelry chest.
That's a later project.
Hat boxes are on top.
White flat shoes are underneath. I might paint them later.

 This is a close up of the vanity.
The little pink purse
I made from a small piece of pink ribbon.
I never hemmed the top.
The strings are embroidery floss.

 As of yet I do not have any clothes in the closet.
There is another set of hatboxes on top of the
closet along with a Swarovski Carousel
that I bought from a gift shop many years ago.
I think that it cost me
$35.00 but it was worth the price.

 The windows behind the bed got some red garland
hanging down from the wreaths.
I ran out of wreaths that is why the other
window does not have one.
All 4 bed posts are wrapped with red garland
and the headboard is strung
with red garland from side to side with
little bulb ornaments hanging.

 Some day, I am going to cover 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 Bernice has to take the office
Christmas party tonight.

 The little red bag is the second bag
that has to go to
the party. I hope that someone comes
to help Bernice
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 and her boots.
The Santa coat is a scrap-booking
item that I found at the craft store. It has a piece of
foam tape on the back that I peeled off.
The only thing is - is that the coat does
not open up. But that's okay - it
looks real enough for me.

This is the little living are beside the
nice fireplace.
 None of these Christmas lights light up.

 As you can see Bernice has another glass of
red wine
on the table. She has been drinking all
evening. Gee, I hope she is not tipsy!
Nothing like having some cheese to go with that wine.
Whenever Bernice cross stitches she always lays
back in the chaise and gets comfortable.

 Yep - see those bottles. Yummy candy canes!
Bernice is in a drinking frenzy.
I have not found a picture to go above the
fireplace yet that I like. I don't know
what I am actually looking for yet??
I like the words Friends. I found the
wood 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 tonight!
I wonder what time she will come home?

 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 a silver coffee and tea set.

 On top of the cabinet is a punch bowl set that I
have never taken out of the box.
It is Reutter Porcelain and is already 15 years old.
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
both of her feet off for me,
(so sorry I am that she is now footless!).
Anyway I stitched up a tiny
pincushion and glued it to
the shoe/boot. Then I needed a needle.
So, with the help
of my dear hubby we made us a
couple of threaded needles and stuck them
in the pincushion.
They are a little bent which I like.
The needles are shiny.

A pair of purple handled scissors and another pair
of gold handled scissors lay beside a cream boot
that I made a pincushion out of.
The gold handled scissors actually open and close.
After we were first married,
my hubby bought me a charm bracelet.
Those gold handled scissors was one of
the first 4 charms that were attached to
the bracelet. I found them the
other day in my jewelry box and decided
that they needed to live here
instead of being hidden away in a box.

 Here is a better pic of the black tights.
Later I am
going to cut the tights and make
hose out of them. I have
forgotten what doll I confiscated
them from. Been to long ago to remember.

 This is the little Swarovski carousel.
I took
one of those little plastic cases
and adhered
some glittery black fabric to the back
and underneath the carousel so it shines.
Hopefully you can see the horses.
And the horses go round
and round.  Now it wont get dusty.
It sits on top of her little closet.

 Here is an even closer look of the horses.
You can see them better this time.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Thanks for visiting me. Please
come back soon.
Many kisses and hugs to you all!