Friday, December 19, 2014

Memories of Christmas

Ornaments............. an addiction  I can never give up! My oldest Santa in the back from the old family ornaments and a new thift store find
 A vintage looking snowman from one of my ornament exchanges and the Happy Scrooge from the Hallmark collecting days with Shirley.

A vintage(now) Navy man I got in memory of my Uncle Jack

Another cute snowman

Grouchy Scrooge

A cute woodland hedgehog 

Salt dough Christmas cottage from my ornament exchange days

another Santa

My two favorite ornaments that my Auntie bought. She always brought us ornaments for our trees. If you went Christmas shopping with her she Always bought ornaments for you even after I was  a married woman

so 70's

My Mom did these in the seventies too!

My last cool thrift store finds!

Christmas time!

OH MY I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted here. When the gardening and harvesting slow down so do I.  I did get the tree up. Haven and Chelsea got me started and it took me a week to finish up. I enjoy putting up the tree more slowly each year savoring the memories on so many ornaments and Christmas treasures. Chelsea now has many of the family ornaments and my tree now has mainly memories of so many friends and fun thrift store finds. 
I have given up doing themed trees ( Chelsea carries on that tradition) these days in favor of just an old fashioned "free for all" of craziness.......overload really! 

Bill loves candy colored lights and each year we have added more & more. My Santa and Scrooge obsession will never end.

Many thanks to Debra for these sweet little houses. Haven enjoyed sprending the Mica around on this display.... all over the house.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

winter is here for the week!

Maple Malto Meal this morning for our first wintery morning. Little bits of snow on the ground.....super crisp 18 degree air!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

October is beautiful in Idaho

My happy tins from my auntie

An old pinethat fell with loads of mini cones

Beautiful fall color

The maple are turning today!

My smoke tree which will need some pruning this year

another old bird house

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A few mums

the flowers I still have on the porch. They cannot last too much ,onger ....we have had frosts the last two nights.
Some of my childhood dolls look cute in halloween gear

Witches and pumpkin heads all around the house

The RoseHips are ready to pick and make tea or they just become Chicken feed

Freshly fallen pinecones

Strawberry leaves and wild rose bushes have great color this time of year.

scenes from the back acres

My stone St Francis is getting a nice patina....

the final nasturtiums

Dish obsession continues

A very fun set that Elaine Madrid gave me. Perfect for breakfast or steak and beans! Then one of my Autie Caroline's tea sets. She p...