Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Construction!

What I really should have been doing is pulling out my tablecloths and napkins for Thanksgiving... Oh, and I had cleaning the bathrooms on my to do list as well.....


instead I spent Sunday afternoon building a house out of a few old, not in very good condition Little Golden Books!

A few weeks ago at the local flea market, I saw one....I didn't take a picture because the seller was right there and I felt a little awkward taking a picture.

I had a pretty good idea of what the house looked like and I was sure I could create my own.

This is a picture of the front of the house.....

side views of The Night Before Christmas House

a view of the back

It reminded me of decorating a Gingerbread House.....

I had a wonderful Sunday afternoon, Building The Night Before Christmas house, while watching Miracle on 34th Street...
Cleaning the bathrooms and sorting through linens can wait right?



  1. As far as I'm concerned, cleaning can always wait.:-) That is a very unique "Little Golden" house!

  2. OH those are precious! AND absolutely... the cleaning can wait:) Have a blessed Thanksgiving week dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Get out! It's wonderful! Wow, it looks like it was hard to do.
    Great job Chris! It really couldn't be cuter!
    Erica :)

  4. adorable!!! Thank goodness I can tell by the spine that you didn't use a vintage LGB!!!

  5. That is so unique...and adorable! I am continually amazed at the creativity of my bloggy friends...we seem to inspire each other. I didn't do anything creative today...and no housework either...lol!

  6. How cute is THAT!!! I collect Golden books but now I'll have to look for some old beat up ones. I would love to try to make one of these. How adorable!

  7. So cute Chris and such a creative idea!! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Heather

  8. I'm totally loving this idea!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. PS. I spent today stressed out at work thinking about everything that needs to be done. Hopefully, my fairy godmother shows up soon.

  9. So Cool! The Santa and Sleigh on the roof is great.
    Chris =]

  10. It can all wait! Creating and fun is important, dust isn't! :) Your house is tbe cutest, just love it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. SO unique and cute!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  12. Chris,
    I have never seen anything like this! How wonderful...I can tell this was fun! Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  13. That is so cute! Very clever and so creative! Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your family, Chris!

  14. That is such a wonderful idea. You are so creative. I am just in love with your book house.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. Should'a could'a would'a... It can wait! Your little house so cute!

  16. how stinking cute! I love this idea. I might just have to start looking for christmas editions of little golden books! thanks for sharing!
    and Happy thanksgiving!

  17. This is so cute - I love it! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  18. Really! There ought to be a law against such cuteness! This is one of the cutest and cleverest ideas evah! I think I might just have to borrow it! It is adorable!

  19. That is so cute! Love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

  20. So creative, love this idea!

  21. Now that is just too cute ! No way I could see it/do it ... I would have had to take a pic thanks for sharing it Elaine