Several of the beds upstairs have been off limits…they were full of Shiny Brites.
When I am invited upstairs I know something is up. Can you see anything? Someone keeps telling me to wake up…look alive!
Can you see how handsome I am?
How about now?
I am just about the best model ever…too bad it isn’t a paying job.
Far Side says it is done for another year. She doesn’t know exactly how many ornaments are on that tree, she started to count and then lost track. A few years ago it was approaching 450. She added 48 new/old ornament this year. She might count when she takes it down. The tree is 9 1/2 or 10 feet tall no one can remember exactly…just like they can’t remember if they gave me a treat or not.
Just so you know there are no lights on the tree. Far Side is pretty darn fussy about her ornaments. If the ornaments have old strings on them or grease pencil 5 cents or 10 cent marks they remain. The ornaments are never washed. Most are Shiny Brites, some are Coby ornaments a competitor of Shiny Brites. Some are Polish ornaments and some are from West Germany. All are beautiful.
Recently Far Side had to take an ornament to an exchange…it took her forever to decide which Shiny Brite she could part with. She finally chose a plain gold Shiny Brite because she has just a few.
New this year are the Shiny Brite Red Icicle Twirls, they were a gift from Edie.
Far Side has ornaments from; Edie, Madeline, Grace, Minnie, Susan and Lillian, Jo Lynn, Sandy, Tom and Linda, me and Far Guy. (that is a Susan and Lillian in the photo it is the green one with the snow)
I am sure glad that tree is done now Far Side will have more time to play ball.