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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas 2014 Almost Here

In a few more days Christmas Eve will be here our family dinner will be that night at my home.  I'm surprised how fast Christmas comes every year as I grow older.  It's still my favorite time a magical time but it is changing year to year.  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.

My husband found me about 6 1950's Better Homes And Garden magazines at the local flea market I found this bow tree in it.  My friend Joy at (a Vintage Green) is always telling me to take pictures of projects as I do them but yet again I didn't but I will tell you what I did if you are interested.

1. I took 2 pieces of poster board cut out my tree shape then glued the 2 pieces together.
2. Then I took foil wrapping paper and wrapped the tree in it.
3. Then I taped the bows I got at a local dollar store on.
It worked for what I wanted and I think it turned out great.

These are some of my vintage ornaments on my Christmas tree.  It's a good thing that I have quite a few since I broke 4 decorating my Christmas tree this year. 

This is a picture of a Atomic Age Ornament in one of the 1950's Better Home And Gardens Magazine which I hope to try and make when I have a chance to find what I need at the second hand stores.

This Pyrex ad, 7 Up ad and General Electric ad I found in the December 1957 Better Homes And Gardens Magazine pictured above.

The above pictures are the shelves in my Hoosier decorated for Christmas this year.

This is a picture of my dad's cousin and I think of her co workers with Santa in the late 1950's or early 1960's.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Is A Coming

This year I'm doing a little better with decorating for Christmas.  We do have the outdoor lights up, the Hoosier is almost decorated and a few garlands have gone up.

A little so far but way more then nothing going up, last year it was just not a good decorating year.

Don't get me wrong we had a good Christmas, my cousin did the family dinner so there just wasn't as much pressure to go all out.

I took the picture of the barn  about 15 years ago, I saw it while  driving down the road one winter day.

Country Christmas

Snow is falling faster now
And dusting on a hill.
Skaters on the river,
Gentle dancers in the chill.
The children's laughter ringing,
As they overturn there sleighs,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

The chimneys hold the promise
Of a friendly fire inside.
And so it's after bedtime,
All the children's eyes are wide.
There might be cakes and short bread
On a shiny silver train,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

Christmas in the country,
Like another time and place.
I see it in the little things,
In every smiling face.
It's crystal nights and far of lights
And children count the days
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.

Dogs run after snowflakes,
In a never ending chase.
Soft lights trough the window,
Foster's dalycurtis lay's
And reunited love ones
Who've been far to long away,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

Christmas in the country,
Like another time and place.
I see it in the little things,
In every smiling face.
It's crystal nights and far of lights
And children count the days.
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.

I found this song on Roger Whittaker's album A Time For Peace.

The above pictures are all outdoor shots the blue Christmas ornaments are part of our outdoor decorating.  The top right picture is of my grandfather shoveling the snow off a building roof.  The bottom right picture is of outdoor Christmas lights from a friends yard.

This picture is out of a book I picked up at a second hand store of Anne Taintor pictures.

I collect old record covers for the art work, the ones with the bows are part of the Firestone Christmas record collection.  The one in the middle in the top row is Hank Snow, an old bus, snow, a Canadian in a Hudson Bay coat - what can't you like!  

I started my search for the soundtrack for White Christmas and this Bing album is as close as I got. I just couldn't leave Gene Autry and Rudolph behind.

I saw these starburst tree ornaments and thought they would be a good addition to my tree collection.

I can remember selling these candles when I was in school, every time I see them I just can't leave them behind.

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