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Sunday, December 18, 2011
CHRISTMAS DECORATING ~ ~ ~
The two Santas are by Twin Feather Trees ~ handmade and signed in 1988 and 1990! I was shocked when I saw those dates ~ 23 and 21 years old! Good grief ~ soon they'll be antiques ~ like their owners!!
For the first time, there's an artificial wreath on the front door ~ with a papier mache Santa suspended inside! It's always been fresh pine ~ I decided to spend the money once, instead of every Christmas!!
This is also in the front entry ~ this little table resides where the Christmas tree is right now. Over it is "Baby in Red Chair" ~ I've always loved that painting and brought this one back from Williamsburg one year.
Friday, I had a luncheon for five old friends ~ it was nice to get together ~ life gets so busy and we don't all live close by each other ~ so it was really nice to catch up! Tonite we had our friend, Marge, in for dinner ~ she is the giver of the antique cupboard that we got a while ago!! This is her second Christmas alone and she's doing quite well ~ her 'dance card' is always full ~ she has lots of friends including her in Holiday plans ~ that's a wonderful thing!
I hope to do some other entertaining this week ~ we shall see! We have another choir concert and a 5th grade talent show on our schedule so we'll have to squeeze friends in where we can! And shopping ~ there are three things that can be wrapped ~ three things!! We've never missed a Christmas yet ~ it's hard to know what to buy for all these kids ~ but we'll figure it out ~ soon, I hope!!
Sonny, otherwise known as Dora Domestic to me ~ made jam today ~ 24 jars he said! Strawberry-rhubarb and blackberry ~ I'm not a jam maker ~ thank goodness he is! Much of it will go to the kids and friends. Tomorrow is the library hook-in in Akron ~ I thought I was going to go ~ now, it looks like maybe I better put my nose to the wheel and figure out some gift giving!!
It's 11 p.m. ~ I think I'll drag myself up the staircase and 'dream' up something fabulous to put under the tree! Sweet dreams to you and hope you're enjoying the season!!!!
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