Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Christmas Tea Tour, Moma's Screen and Secret Room

We used Moma's screen again...we didn't use much from last year and when we did, it was redecorated...

Moma used these back when she sat up at places like Edom, Canton, and Market Hall...She would have been perfect for Zapp Hall.
When she first sat up at the juried show in Edom, Moma said, "I don't know if I will fit in with all you"  and  his reply, "Mrs.Opal, your more hippie than all of us!" Moma is timeless...quality has no fear of age.

p.s. She did not take part in the skinny dippin'






vINTAGE TOYS and some bushes that resembled tumbleweeds filled in the top...The huge candy cane's are from The Victorian Lady Tea Room...and The chains.


This rusty red  locomotive was a purchase from The Primatique...love Mindy!

The red rocking horse made the trip back from Round Top with us...love Round Top!



This year we added a little "secret" room...where the curtain is pulled back...It really was the cutest surprise...everyone just said "AWWW" and kept coming back to take another peek...it was so secret Suzette needed to make this sign to draw attention. We really utilize every square inch of this room!


 some close ups of the "secret" room...a little wooden train beside  Little Golden Books about Christmas or Trains...cookies and milk for Santa...the end table was a little shelf.  This was so fun to stage. We even had a little engineer hat thanks to Junkin' Sista Susie...







And this awesome tree was a garage sale find.  Jodi new I would want it for the purchase price of just one dollar...she only saw a few branches sticking out to the box, but new I would LOVE it...the previous owners said it had yellowed, so they tried painting it.  Isn't it great!  Suzette sold the white tree we used last year, so we were elated to get this one!


The double sided Penguins came from Tipsy Tango in Quinlan...and of course we added some red this time around, along with some of the baubles and cards we made last year...

ornaments made from the old school plates
Suzette told someone these little students were Dick and Jane...someone ask how she knew that...
and
of course she said, "Because that's what I named them!

 They were stowaways from Round Top, too!

Everywhere we could we crammed in t a train...this tiered plant shelf was tailor made for a train track...




coming around the bend...




 That's the
Moma'a Screen Area
     At this rate it may take 'til next Christmas!

Lezlee...


6 comments:

Tete said...

Beautiful, but some of your photos are not showing up. Have no clue why.

Prior said...

Heck if I know, lol.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I can see all of them... they all looks so sweet too!
love that little secret room.
Pat

Daphne said...

Love it! I can see why folks needed repeat visits...there is so much lovely detail to take in.

Coleen's Corner said...

Awesomeness! Seriously. There's so much fine detail and it all works together to make wonderful. WOW!

red.neck chic said...

SO awesome!!! That tree - what a find!!! The trains are fantastic!!!

;-D robelyn
(p.s. Dick and Jane are adorable!!!)