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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Decorations


After procrastinating since Thanksgiving because I had so much other stuff to do and I HATE decorating, I finally put the ornaments on the tree Saturday, and my wonderful daughter Beth came over and did most of the decorating. At least 2/3 of the ornaments on the tree are either antiques  that belonged to my mother and grandmother or handmade by me or friends.
   The next picture is of a sled that I bought at an antique shop at Hampstead, NC. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it, but when Beth found a tree in one of the boxes of decorations, she knew just what to do. I think it looks great!

This is another picture of it including the rocker. The snowman is one that I bought years ago and then lost. I knew it was here, but I just could not find it. When I cleaned out a closet in the laundry room last month, there was the box with the snowman and my frog that croaks Jingle Bells. I am so thrilled to be able to enjoy them again..

When I told Beth that I wanted the nativity on the hutch with the snowmen mugs, she thought I was crazy. She doesn't think that particularly goes together, but I like it! My mother, brother, and I made the figures in the nativity with plaster of  paris when I was a child, at the church I grew up in, Immanuel Presbyterian.

Lastly, I love the placemats that Daphene gave me last Christmas.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my decorations. Now that they are up, I am happy, but  I sure didn't want to bother with it. I'd rather be stamping!

1 comment:

  1. As we get older decorating seems too much like work to me. However, I'm glad we have decorations up now. Richard did most of them.