Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Past.......

I know it's been a while since my last post but life has been pretty busy lately!  Kate and I have been getting ready for baby Sarah Kate's arrival, setting up her room, getting her room painted, rehabbing furniture, and making sure she has an adorable wardrobe ready  to wear once she decides to grace us with her presence!  Her due date is Saturday, 12-13-14!  Neither Kate nor I think she's going to wait till then, she's in position, and being ornery by giving Kate contractions on and off for the last couple of  weeks .  We think she's ready to make her big escape any day now!  The bad thing for me is that I've been in California for the last 2 weeks and have 11 days to go  before I get home.  Kate's doing everything she can to keep her from "falling out" as she calls it.   If she doesn't have her before I get back, she's going to be induced either on Fri the 5th or Monday the 8th.   I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that little bugger waits for me!
I've been in CA to help my sister who had left knee replacement surgery the week after I got here.  She had surgery last Tuesday and came home Friday.  She's doing amazing, all the medical personnel we've been dealing with since the surgery can't believe how well she's doing!  So well that her physical therapist gave her a gold star on her chart to show her 1st graders when she goes back to school in January. Before I left, I did manage to get my Fall and Halloween décor all packed up.  Christmas is going be a little simpler this year because I won't get home till Wed,12/3.
Since I won't have any Christmas up for a bit, I thought I'd post some photos from past Christmas's.
Be prepared, I might have got a "little" carried away!


My favorite dump truck on it's way to the Christmas tree lot
to deliver it's load of vintage ornaments

This was made by the floral designer who had an amazing booth in our old store

This little moose was from the same floral guy,
he has a big brother who's hiding somewhere

These are some of the snowmen I make

One of my past Christmas mantles

Gingerbread couple lounging on  one of my vintage scales
while taking a break from baking

These are some of the mittens I make
(the mittens and the snowmen are the extent of my sewing abilities)!

Chris, Aaron and Kate's Christmas stockings


Another one of my Christmas mantles,
snow banner made by me

My sister sent me this moose with all our names on it one Christmas
I got these cute vintage Christmas cards from another dealer in 
our old store for $1.00 each and then framed them.
These are some of my favorite snow people
This Snowman and Santa were the first Christmas decorations
I bought for my first place back in 1971
One of my favorite nutcrackers, a $2.00 yard sale find
and a photo of my Arab gelding from back in the 80's
2 vintage snowman candles from the 80's
This is a framed Christmas bag from one of my favorite "junk"
dealer who had a booth in our old store

PS. Here's a recent photo of Kailyn, no longer a baby but at 2, a little girl!
Till next time......
This week I will be partying here: