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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Haunted Mansion shelf got a "Haunted Holiday" make-over that mixes the Nightmare Before Christmas with Haunted Mansion.
The Mansion got some snowmen and a miniature Christmas tree, along with some Dia De Los Muertos characters from Mexico.
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.
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).
Even the mermaid lamp got in on the action! She's wearing a plaid green scarf to keep herself warm out of water.
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!