Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Peanuts Obsession... It's Christmas Time

Wow, it's been a awhile since I've been able to blog. Life has been a bit crazy with my health throwing me for a loop.  My creative endeavors have been far and few between.  I've tried to listen to my body and allow it time to heal. However, it's my all-time favorite time of the year and  that means one thing in my house ...It's Peanuts Time! 
It's hard to pinpoint when my Peanuts obsession began. I didn't grow up with the comic strip. My Sunday comics consisted of Dennis the Menace and Family Circle. It wasn't until I was an adult that the Peanuts comics started to feel very relatable. Sometime in  late 2000, I walked into Target and fell in love with the Kurt Adler ornaments they sold. I picked up 1 or two. The following year a few more.  Around 2002 my husband bought me my first hallmark ornament. It was love at first sight! It started with about 4 ornaments. When I discovered that Halmark carried a whole series each year, I thought it would be fun to get them all the following year. That is pretty much how my obsession was kicked into high gear. I soon found myself on eBay trying to find rare collectible ornaments.  It was a bit overwhelming, so I focused on meaningful years, birth year, and milestone years. My collection started with the ornaments then I started collecting anything Peanuts Christmas-themed. It was my controlled obsession. I had it under control.  Then suddenly, with out even realizing it, non Christmas items started joining my collection. It was then that I realized that things had gotten a tad out of control...more on that on a later post. 
For now, I'd like to share with you all the madness that is my Peanuts Christmas tree 2015.

9ft tree 

Close up 
Close up left side.
Top of tree. 
Close up right side.

As money has gotten tighter, I've had to be very selective as what I want to add. This year my wish list was greater than my budget. 

My wish list: 

Nesting dolls and salt and pepper shakers... Oh my! 
Sweet reindeer Snoopy.
Dancing Snoopy! What?! 

A few pictures on the previous years. You can see how my collection has slowly grown. I no longer use filler ornaments. 

2011 tree.

2012 tree. 

2001 tree. 

2000 tree it's humble beginnings.

Thanks for reading! Do you collect anything? I'd love to hear all about it. 


  1. I love your collection!!!! It is funny how it grows into an addiction. hahaha That's a strong word, but hey, that's what it is. I have a Santa collection that the North Pole would want back if they knew where it was! hahaha It's fun though, so keep it up. What's the worst that can happen? You have to visit it at a storage unit. hahaha When my Santa collection almost reached that point, that's when I had to curb my collection. Just keep them small and it won't grow so quickly. hahaha I say enjoy your collection. hugs, Patty

    1. I don't know if I'll allow myself to ge a storage room for my addiction. At that point it will be time for an intervention. Haha!

  2. That last pic is just SO adorbs!!

    ...holey smack-a-tola!! You have so many peanuts ornaments!! The big snoopy makes me go bonkers! So kewl!

    1. I don't have an official count but it's over 300 I think? LOL of course I had to throw in a picture of my pups. 😜

  3. I DID grow up with Charlie Brown and Snoopy. My mom got us all the paperback books I still have. One year my brother and I both got a HUGE Snoopy with goggles and scarf. I collect cat ornaments myself now! One whole tree full! :-) KimSim