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Sunday, 27 December 2015

A New Year Almost Here

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had the family here on Christmas Eve and a good time. I've had a stuffed up nose but no other cold symptoms and on Christmas day I slept the day away.

This morning we've had snow and rain coming down leaving the roads looking like a slurpie was dropped all over. They had a weather warning out last night in our area for freezing rain but that did not happen which I'm quite glad about.  

I guess 2015 is trying to go out with a winter blast. 
I hope you and your family all have a wonderful year in 2016.

I found this Peak Frean cookie tin at my favorite second hand store awhile back I thought the graphics were quite nice.

The air plant in the picture above was a Christmas present for my friend who has a record of killing indoors plants this may be the perfect indoor plant for her. I found the mister at a second hand store which she can keep with the plant on her kitchen windowsill.

This necklace is a piece of costume jewelry made by Sherman that my husband gave me for Christmas this year.

 Husband Story

For the five years my husband and I have been together, for three different years I have taken him to The Bay and pointed out Issey Miyake L'EAU D'ISSEY perfume, my favorite.  So at the end of November this year I once again took him to The Bay but this time I bought the body lotion and he says to me that I shouldn't be buying things like that before Christmas.  

I then mention to him that in past years he hasn't taken the hint.

A week before Christmas I saw a Bay bag on a stool in our family room and went to put it in the recycling but it had the perfume I wanted in it. I guarded it for 2 days since it was on a stool the cats like to be on, then on Monday I mention to him I was glad he got it for me but the stool was not a good place to keep it since I didn't want it to get knocked off and broken. 

He then accused me of snooping and threatened to take it back. I then said to him do you want money to buy a gift on ebay or a gift card for Fred's Tackle, he picked money and I said now we're even you know one of your gifts.  Maybe now he might think about his habit of leaving everything laying around (Lol). I got my perfume.

I also got this book on Marbles from him too and a few weeks back he brought home the glass rolling pin with allies in it for me.  I'm always asking him information on marbles which he doesn't know anything about so I guess he thought the book would be a good Christmas gift which it is.

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  1. Lovely collection of images. Hope your stuffy nose is better now.

  2. Lots of fun in this post Denise, except for you getting sick for Christmas. Hope you are much better. Love the husband story. When mine said he didn't have enough presents for me, I had to drop hints about a few things I knew he got me. He hides them, forgets about them and where they are. Husbands, different but the same, lol. Love the sweet can with hummingbirds, the plant gift is genius and so attractive. Lucky friend. You'll have fun with the marbles. Your necklace is exquisite! Happy New Year to you! :)

  3. It is is nice going back in time with you. I can relate to a lot of those things. Time really does change things. Everything in the old days was not all bad.

  4. Hi Denise,

    My father bought my mother a fragrance called, "Evening in Paris" each Christmas for years. She would "Ooo" and "Ah" over it. However, she never used it. One day, months after Christmastime, I found an untouched set, and she confessed that she "hated that stuff" but never told Daddy. Why do I relate this story? Just so we all understand: men will never think like women, but we love them anyway.

    Thanks for playing today.

    Happy Blue Monday and a Happy New Year!

  5. Love these finds...and we are supposed to get the slurpie roads by tomorrow...our first winter storm. Hope you are feeling better.

  6. That's a great necklace and a cute story about the perfume. The bowls in your header brought back memories of baking bread with my Grandma. Sh would put leftover pieces of dough in bowls exactly like those and make one or two giant buns!

  7. Oh men! For years my hubby shopped Christmas Eve but at least he's improved on that count. Funny that you were leading your husband right to the perfume you like and he wasn't getting the hint - not surprising though, mine wouldn't either. Enough picking on them though, LOL, you received some nice gifts, as did I.
    Hopefully there will be a post about marbles letting us know of their history and uses.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday this year, all the best for 2016.


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