Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Making Christmas

This year I made good on my threat, er, promise to decorate for Christmas. The tree, truth be told, looks pretty much like every year. The same ornaments just always look the same. But every year, I have to marvel at the Tinker Bell on top of the tree. This year, Ryan did an amazing job at arranging the lights behind her wings to give her a lovely glow.

Tinker Bell topper

To step it up, I decided to use some extra mini trees to gussy up the shelves on the TV console that hold my various toys and bric-a-brac.

Pee Wee's Christmas, lit up

First up was the Pee Wee's Playhouse crew. Pee Wee and Cowboy Curtis are having fun playing with their new train set and teddy bear (respectively).

Holiday vignette: The Pee Wee's Playhouse friends playing with new toys

Holiday vignette: The Pee Wee's Playhouse friends playing with new toys

Miss Yvonne smiles happily at the gigantic pink diamond (my gift from the Kidlet gave me last year) and the cupcake themed Vinylmation toy from Disneyland.

Holiday vignette: The Pee Wee's Playhouse friends playing with new toys

The miniature dollhouse is actually a miniature Barbie Dream House that was a Hallmark ornament from the 80's (maybe?). I found it at a comic book store in Florida, of all places, and had to have it. On the balcony is a Mardi Gras baby Jesus and a miniature Cinderella in her winter finest. Beneath is a Disney bus and Mickey Mouse's house (look, the tiny Disney things come in blind packs and to get the Haunted Mansion that I wanted, I had to get a lot of other random things). There's also a naked black baby girl that Styro sent me. The little ghosts are wooden cut outs from Chris Yates who makes custom cut wooden puzzles and for Comic Con a couple of years ago, he had some surplus wood pieces that he made into ghosts. I just love them. Also hiding under the tree is Nibbler from Futurama.

Holiday vignette: The Pee Wee's Playhouse friends playing with new toys

The Haunted Mansion shelf got a "Haunted Holiday" make-over that mixes the Nightmare Before Christmas with Haunted Mansion.

Haunted Mansion Holiday, lit up Making Christmas: Haunted Mansion toys get some Christmas cheer

The Mansion got some snowmen and a miniature Christmas tree, along with some Dia De Los Muertos characters from Mexico.

Making Christmas: Haunted Mansion toys get some Christmas cheer Making Christmas: Haunted Mansion toys get some Christmas cheer

Sock Zombie took over Rocket's sweater and Santa's mini chair and is waiting to hear your wishes! Next to him are the three wise bacons, courtesy of Mr. Toast, and clay angel cats.

sock zombie Santa holding court

Sharing the shelf is Godzilla wearing the reindeer antlers and decorating his own tree. Beneath is a woody replica, hauling its own tree and the sock puppet versions of me and Ryan and Ruckus (made by Kate).

Godzilla decorating

Even the mermaid lamp got in on the action! She's wearing a plaid green scarf to keep herself warm out of water.

mermaid lamp in her festive scarf

Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't also decorate the local livestock! So here's Rocket, modeling his collection of holiday ready-to-wear!

The other reindeer: Grumpy

Need to find the elf hat

Rocket's new "ugly sweater" from Target

1 comment:

Kate D. said...

I am IN AWE of your Christmas awesomeness! LOVE IT!!! I wish I had something witty and wonderful to type, but I'm just basking in the glow of all the Christmas glory. AWESOME!!!

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