I love Nutcrackers. This year I decided to put almost all of my collection in the dining room. This is the only room that I have gotten decorated so far. I had good intentions this last weekend to get all of my decoration done for Christmas but it didn't work out. I tell you all about it later in this post. Now, lets take a look at the dining room.
I got these nutcracker plates at Pier 1 just to use with all of these guys. The plate is glass so the green color of the plate below it shows through.
I was taking these pictures this morning as my dining room stays pretty dark most of the day. I used 4 nutcrackers for my centerpiece on the table.
Here are all four nutcrackers.
Now for my favorite piece in the room-the chandelier. I had to have the lights on so these are the best pictures I could get.
So this weekend I had planned to get more done but it took me longer on Saturday to take down all of the Fall decor than I had planned. I was able to bring all the Christmas bins up from the basement that day and do some sorting. Sunday is a different story.
So the hubby decides that he wants to get the outdoors done. We thought it would be a good idea to get the laser spot lights instead of stringing lights on the evergreens in the front yard. So I go to Home Depot and buy some. On the way home I decide to go to Wal-Mart to get some laundry supplies and check out the Christmas decor. I found a cute snowman, puppy dog and set of 3 presents that light up and thought would look good in the front yard also. I ended up spending most of my afternoon getting those put together.
They went up pretty quickly and I got them plugged in and wouldn't you know that the snowman didn't all light up. Of course it was the only one they had left. So my hubby who used to be an electrician looked at it. He tried to hard wire it but the other half was fried. Now I couldn't take it back since he cut the wires so he tells me to just re-string the other sections with some lights we already had. Easy enough right. Wrong.
I found two strands and plugged them in. They both looked like they worked so I picked the longest set and started re-stringing, took it outside and plugged it in. Guess what. Only half of the strand worked. I had to unstring it and start all over with the shorter string set. I plugged it in before I started and it worked. I had re-strung the middle section and started on the head when I realized that the middle section was upside down. So I had to unstring again and start all over. I finally got it restrung, set back up and plugged in. Oh, did I mention that it was cold and very windy all day Sunday. I spent about 3 hours outside working on all the lights and they still didn't get all done. When I came inside it felt like my whole body was chapped. Note to self- start earlier when it is warm.
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