strutting like a peacock

The final tree is up. Number four in this year’s set: the peacock tree. The teal tree started its life with us two years ago as the first incarnation of what has become the unicorn tree. It sat out last year, the pandemic preempting any plans for a holiday open house, but knowing it would […]

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ST:TCT 2021

Star Trek: The Christmas Tree graces our home for another year, adding to its grandeur ornaments from ST:PIC, the storyteller collection, ST:SFS and a bonus addition. Clearly, we already have a tribble problem and it isn’t even December yet… We have both official Hallmark releases plus a batch of faux fur poms from Michael’s last […]

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so it begins

You may not think so, but it is time… This year brought a brand new tree for the front room, replacing the retired best-thrift-deal-ever tree. It is my first pre-holiday, full-price tree. Ever. And it is rather stunning, at least the bits of it that can been seen. I succeeded in full saturation of content. […]

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skirting the issue

Last year, I retired the big tree I used for the glass menagerie I put up in the front room. I acquired a new tree last week, the first big fancy tree I’ve bought new at full price, I think, in forever. After the big bead garland caper of 2020, this big over-the-top tree needs […]

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solar chandelier reveal

Five weeks ago, I brought home a thrift store chandelier because seven weeks ago I saw a DIY garden project on Tiktok. This is it: The project is to strip, paint and convert the fixture to solar lights for use as a garden chandelier. I known I wanted to use multiple colors, so I dismantled […]

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ST:TCT addendum

I found something. Rather, I found some things. Nine out of ten things. They will fit in nicely: I first learned about the ornaments from Star Trek: The Experience from this blog post, which is the same blog I followed to track down the earlier Keepsake ornaments when I first started ST:TCT. The Gorn was […]

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additional spice of life

My collecting grows in spurts. I like to browse online and regularly check thrift stores, but there are inevitably moments where availability of things I collect simply opens the floodgates, and maybe I over-indulge my obsessions. Maybe. Recently, I decided I wanted to expand our CorningWare Spice of Life collection into the milkglass Gemco pieces. […]

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sock it to me!

Seven hundred and some pairs of socks ago, I had an aversion to licensed characters on my hosiery. I felt they were too much commitment when I only wanted festive socks that supported my clothes. Well, today’s a new day, it would seem… The biggest haul in awhile now. I mean, the Fairly Odd Parents […]

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