17 posts tagged Decor
17 posts tagged Decor
Sylvia Pope is a 70-year-old grandmother from Wales who loves Christmas. Her house in Morriston, Swansea, South Wales is home to her ever-growing collection of Christmas ornaments, which now numbers over 1800 pieces. The glittering holiday baubles come from all over the world and, because she has more than would fit on her Christmas tree, they hang from her living room ceiling for all to enjoy.
Sylvia began collecting Christmas ornaments in 1999. Her sparkling collection - now worth over $32,000 - is so large that, in years past, she would have to start hanging them from her ceiling in September in order to be done in time for the holidays.
Sylvia said: ‘I love them - and everyone smiles when they see how many I have hanging above my living room. I spend about £100 [~ $165] a year on new baubles and visit all the festive markets to find new ones. I have baubles from all around the world - friends even bring me them from holiday and I have some from Greece with donkeys and cats on. I also have ones from famous shops such as Macy’s and Harrods. My grandchildren and play ‘I Spy’ with the different baubles. We have great fun.’
Sylvia enjoys the sight of her twinkling ornament collection so much that she would leave them all up until March. However this year, due to a dodgy knee, Sylvia finally decided to simply leave them up year round.
She says, ‘I intend to keep collecting as many baubles as I can for as long as I can. They are brilliant.’
"You never know what you might get when old friends from out-of-town drop in. Thank goodness that even after that stint in the nut house they haven’t changed much and are still wearing a squirrel mask in public."
[via Estate Store]
If you ask us (and we’re so glad you did), there’s no such thing as a home decked out with too many tentacles. The “Octo-Labra" and the Octopus Punch Bowl, both offered by The Source Collection, seem like they would add the sort of of high-end natural elegance that you just can’t get by asking a live octopus to hold your candles or your punch. We know they’re intelligent creatures, but that doesn’t mean we’d trust them not to wander off with our lights and beverages. In fact, they might actually do it on purpose just to save themselves a trip to the store.
[via Laughing Squid]
"Inspired by an obsession with the ocean and a fascination with extravagant interiors of old churches, Adam Wallacavage transformed the dining room of his South Philadelphia Victorian Brownstone into something from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Teaching himself the ancient art of ornamental plastering, Adam evolved his new found skills into making plaster cast octopus shaped chandeliers as the final touch to his underwater themed room."
Adam is officially welcome to come over and transform any and all of our rooms. We can’t think of a single space at Geyser of Awesome headquarters that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of more tentacles.
jesusshuttlesworth34 created (or at least photographed) one of the most awesome homemade Halloween yard spectacles we’ve ever seen. The entire front yard has been filled with carefully staged Star Wars scarecrows. You can see straw representations of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda, a Storm Trooper, Palpatine (shooting Force Lightning!), Jabba the Hutt, Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader. and more. They even included a straw Death Star and TIE Fighter. It must’ve taken ages to set up.
[via Nerd Approved]