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.

2017 so far

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