Tales of a Decorating Hoarder

I know I have a lot of craft and decorating materials.  After twenty-six years in retail and crafting decorative accessories, one does tend to accumulate.   The point was proven when I decided to set up the eight-foot former shop tree in our barn loft for Christmas.

Here it is draped in green and silver and I didn’t purchase a thing.  The ten-foot Frazier fir on the first floor wears our traditional decorations.  This one is draped in berries and glitter from our daughter’s wedding, silver garland I no longer use on the great room tree, extra silver balls, green celadon bows from a summer project, and white LED light strands my husband isn’t using outside.

Christmas in the loft!

Mossy Silver Green Tree

Mossy Silver Green Tree


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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