Home Sweet Chachka

Yesterday, it started snowing again. By 11:00am, it had accumulated enough that I left work early to try to avoid the worst of the bad road conditions. This is what greeted me on my way out of the building:

Pretty snow covered courtyard

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Not so pretty treacherous walkway to the garage

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My drive took an extra 20 minutes (over the normal 55 minutes) but I made it home safely, white knuckled and jaw-sore from clenching my teeth (the roads were very slippery, as the new layer of snow covered spots of ice, thanks to our constant sub-zero temps.) Once, home, I took advantage of my afternoon off to finish putting our house back together, which mostly entailed re-populating the curio cabinets with all my statues and figures and re-decorating the merman tree. For those new to my blog, I thought I’d do a little tour around our house and show you some of the things that I miss during the holiday season, when they are stashed away to make room for the holiday decorations.

First up, the aforementioned merman tree:

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Which is pre-lit for night-time twinkling

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We have the little guys

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and the big guys.

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Next up, our Steve Walker painting of two men dancing and our collection of brass men and a giraffe on our mantle.

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Then there are my See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Monkeys.

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Next, another Steve Walker painting and my one of a kind glass giraffe plate in my dining room.

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The first of three curio cabinets, this one is filled with my nicest superhero statues and collectibles. The mirror back and glass make it difficult to photograph.

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The second cabinet is filled with my Peanuts collection on top. The bottom shelves are for our glass ware.

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The Third curio is for my nicest Green Lantern pieces.

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This is our mini bar buffet by the stairs.

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And finally, my two large pewter Peanuts statues.

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All favorite things that make our house very much a home and very “us.”

Last, but not least by any means, Harvey decided he should be included in a list of my favorite things around the house, and I agreed wholeheartedly.

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12 Responses to Home Sweet Chachka

  1. Mark in DE says:

    Love your mermen!! I’m delaying the de-Christmas-ing of the house. I love the look of it and honestly would never tire of seeing it decorated this way. Spouse wanted to take it down this passed weekend but I protested. Another week.

  2. Urspo says:

    You are surrounded by the things that bring Joy to you.

  3. truthspew says:

    The Merman tree is awesome.

  4. javabear says:

    I’m particularly fond of the mermen.

  5. glen says:

    LOVE the tour….wishing I could be so organized and creative. Hope the bar is opening soon.
    Harvey looks so sweet/handsome in his outfit!!

  6. renudepride says:

    Cute dog! Happy 2018! Thanks for the tour of your home – very cozy and interesting. Naked hugs!

  7. Raybeard says:

    Li’l Harvey in his cosy knitwear brings the tour to a triumphant conclusion. Among all your lovely domestic features he just has to be the main attraction – along with his ‘sis’ of course.

  8. you DO have an interesting collection! I remember well staying in your cozy cottage…bigger isn’t necessarily better. (smile)

    and OMB, does harvey look adorable or WHAT!!!!! does rita mae have a sweater too?

  9. Ravager619 says:

    I love these pictures. I’m especially loving the last cabinet with the Green Lanterns. In case you didn’t visit my blog this afternoon… we’re getting a solo Domino comic in April, and Gail Simone is writing it.

  10. Ron says:

    Very nice. You do have a very cozy abode. Lot of love in your home.

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