Hi there. Are you hopping over from Desert Domicile?
I’m so happy you are here – wherever you came from.
I hope you are ready for the final installment of my Christmas tour.
And for a little story.
And I hope you like a random smattering of styles and items thrown together.
Because that is what this eclectic Christmas home tour is all about.
That and really special people.
You see, once there was a little girl.
Don’t worry, the little girl didn’t kill the buck.
But the little girl had little blond ringlets, and was a little bit spoiled.
And you see, that little girl was the first born grandchild.
And just as much as her grandparents thought she hung the moon, she thought they did too.
When it came Christmas time, her grandmother never fussed too much over decorations.
There was a ceramic Christmas tree that was always set out….
And not too much else.
But that big tree, it always donned a few stuffed animals as ornaments.
Because the little girl with blond ringlets loved stuffed animals.
And then when the little girl’s grandmother went away, her grandfather didn’t decorate as much, so as the granddaughter grew, she took it upon herself to put up a small tree and wrap the front porch in Christmas lights.
Because obviously, she loved Christmas decorating.
And he let her.
Because he knew there was no stopping her. She was just as hard headed as he was and maybe even more so.
After all, she had learned from the best – him.
And when he died, the now older, no longer blond granddaughter wondered how the world could possibly go on without her grandfather in it.
But the world did go on. And she realized that he really hadn’t died, and neither had her grandmother.
The stuffed animals on the tree were the watchful eyes of her grandmother.
And the vintage Christmas lights bring back that little snicker and giggle of her grandfather giving in to her request every time she put them up.
Grunt Labor doesn’t like the vintage Christmas lights too much. He thinks they are a little tacky.
Too bad this girl is pretty hard headed. The Christmas lights stay.
My Christmas tree is not color coordinated.
Its not designer-worthy.
But every ornament, every stuffed animal on that tree has a story.
And its my story.
And its my tree – so I’ll put stuffed animals on it if I want to.
The kid really likes them anyway.
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And don’t miss Part 1 of my Christmas home tour here. I promise, its not sappy like this one – its the complete opposite.
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