I kinda have a problem with that... I collect, and keep on adding to. This little rocking horse looked just right up on top of this bookcase. I think this is his annual home.
And because I filled her built ins with snowmen, the collectible figurines were moved here. I am one to like a change, so they are going to stay hereas well. SOMEONE needs some new light bulbs in their chandelier.
So, as you may or may not remember, I do snowmen in GG's room. Ellie's is done in Santas.
I think all that white and light blue and pink look awesome with her walls and bedding.
So, if it's pink or lightblue or lime green, it usually makes the cut for Christmas decor in Gabs's room.
This little elf up there is a new addition this year. Isn't he cute? And I added that JOY canvas that was used in a craft booth last year and didnt' sell. I think it was meant to be, because I love the word JOY and I love that it is pink and teal, so it NEEDED to be with Gabs for Christmas.
I think that little red bird is new this year too. He has some hot pink accents, but because I do the owls in there, and everything is just a little bit nature-y, I thought he could live in here too.
These guys are oldies but goodies. Nevermind the frame in the backgroud with a tilted photo of my girls because I need to trim that 4x6 but just absolutely NEVER get around to it!
Now, onto the tree. I LOVE this ornament. It's about 12" or so tall and came with a similarly sized Santa one in a two pack at Sam's about 3 or4 years ago. I have never used it because I never had a place to use it. But this year, I got brave and decided there was no such thing as a "too big ornament", so on the tree it went.
And I love to add a few new ornaments every year, so this year, I added a couple of Gabs's favorite things. First off, puppy ornaments.
And then, because i t was her first year of ballet, she got this dancing giraffe. Of course, I date EVERY ornament!! Doesn't every psycho?
This little polka dotted "G" is new. I could NOT resist!
That baby shoe was from her first Christmas. The fuzzy snowman and little sweater girl were cheapies from Target this year. I think they are so cute!
There's another little ballerina tucked in there. She has glittery tutu.
And another leotard with feathers. I mean, a girl only has ONE first year of dancing, right?!!
OH. And maybe one more. Love that manicure, Mo!
Gabbi had my favorite tree!! I LOVE that tree. It is so full and fun and bright and girly! It glitters and sticks out all over the place. I think it has tons of personality!
I happened upon this tree topper last year (it was a cheapie!),and think it is just what this happy tree needed.
Oh, there's the other puppy ornament! See how slam packed this tree is? That's just how I think a tree should be.
I know there are many who would disagree, and to them I say, "Different stroked for different folks" But for Gabbi Girl, all the pink and teal and green we can stand!!
If I had thirty more ornaments, I would've crammed them on!
And then, just before Christmas, the top tier of lights went out. WHAT?!! And this is a prelit artificial tree. WHAT will I do?!
I suppose we will deal with that crisis next year. This tree served us well this year!
And while we are in the Gabbi Lou area. I added a few decorations to her bathroom as well.
This penguin riding a horse is usually in her room, but this year sat beside a dressform full of bows. And a glass mosaic piece I did at an art retreat a couple of years ago. Does anyone remember that? I didn't even know I'd be doing the "naturey" thing n her room, nor the colors at the time I painted it. But, it is just right.
So, that's what's fun about MoJoy. You open it up and just never know what you will find!! Tomorrow may be Easter 2009. Who knows? It's just all a big mystery!!