Durango woman takes holiday cheer to another level

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Durango woman takes holiday cheer to another level

Opal Waters takes weeks to set up for Christmas
Opal Waters, 84, takes weeks to set up her home for Christmas. She said the process is a pleasant, peaceful time that reminds her of friends and family.
Opal Waters said it’s hard to estimate how many decorations she has, but it has to be in the thousands. She started collecting 60 years ago.
Opal Waters said each room is set up with a different theme. This room has decorations in the theme of the Victorian era.
Many of the decorations Opal Waters collects are antiques or collectibles. Despite the thousands of decorations she owns, she still collects ornaments if they pique her interest.
Opal Waters said she has an estimated 100 standing Santas around her house. It takes her weeks to set up for the holidays.
Opal Waters said Christmas is by far her favorite time of the year. The holiday cheer, time with family and religious significance are important to her.
Each decoration is wrapped with tissue paper and placed in a box for storage. Opal Waters said she stores the decorations in any place around the house she can find.
Some of the decorations Opal Waters owns are nearly 85 years old. She still collects today, but it has to be either an antique or collectible.
Opal Waters said she started collecting Christmas decorations years ago. Now, she owns thousands of items.

Durango woman takes holiday cheer to another level

Opal Waters, 84, takes weeks to set up her home for Christmas. She said the process is a pleasant, peaceful time that reminds her of friends and family.
Opal Waters said it’s hard to estimate how many decorations she has, but it has to be in the thousands. She started collecting 60 years ago.
Opal Waters said each room is set up with a different theme. This room has decorations in the theme of the Victorian era.
Many of the decorations Opal Waters collects are antiques or collectibles. Despite the thousands of decorations she owns, she still collects ornaments if they pique her interest.
Opal Waters said she has an estimated 100 standing Santas around her house. It takes her weeks to set up for the holidays.
Opal Waters said Christmas is by far her favorite time of the year. The holiday cheer, time with family and religious significance are important to her.
Each decoration is wrapped with tissue paper and placed in a box for storage. Opal Waters said she stores the decorations in any place around the house she can find.
Some of the decorations Opal Waters owns are nearly 85 years old. She still collects today, but it has to be either an antique or collectible.
Opal Waters said she started collecting Christmas decorations years ago. Now, she owns thousands of items.
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