At Journal 52, I waited for our penultimate prompt which, as of this posting, has still not shown up. So, instead of concentrating on a non-existent prompt, I decided to show the 50 previous entries.
Because my computer is so slow, I broke them into two groups. This is Weeks 1 through 25 and
this is Weeks 26 through 50. Although it took much longer than I anticipated to turn these into a mosaic, I took time to make a change in my living room that had bothered me.
Some of you saw my tree decorations two days ago, where I lamented that I was really dissatisfied with the looks of this arrangement. From the bent candle I didn't bother replacing, to the various disparate images of trees, I simply did NOT care for the way I had used these pieces. Better to put them away, than to look at what a mess they posed to me.
Then I remembered something Susi made for Easter (at least I think it was Easter), where she made a wreath for her kitchen table.
I had an old wreath that I was slowly deconstructing anyway, so decided to do something with it. (As an aside, for those of you into antiques, this is a signed Bradley and Hubbard slag glass table lamp. Wide bands of creamy colors in real slag glass allow the light to fill a room with a soft glow you see here. Known for lamps, Bradley and Hubbard lamps have often been called the "poor man's Tiffany." Mine may not command Tiffany prices, but it is rare and very valuable, none-the-less. I bought it in 1989 from a couple who were getting a divorce. Their loss was my gain, since its value now is about eight times what I originally paid for it).
Back to decorating, I admit it may look more cluttered now, but I really much prefer this arrangement than the one above.
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