Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Past

 For throwback Thursday,
here is walk down memory lane for me.
Above is a pic of my first Christmas, 
back in 1961.

 This is my second Christmas, 
opening gifts with Mom and Dad.

 Here is my dad, expertly making
his famous sloe gin fizzes!

 Skipping ahead to Christmas 1966,
check out those toys!
Can you spot the Kiddle house?

Same year, 
here is a shot of the whole family.
That's me, bottom right,
as if you couldn't tell!
These are my favorite Christmas memories, 
what about you?
Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Crafting and Decorating

I've actually gotten caught up 
on Christmas crafting kits I thrifted in the past.
Like the birds above, 
which instead of stuffing to hang on the tree,
I glued to a burlap banner and added the word Noel.
I also finished this Santa and reindeer
and laid them out on my tree skirt at first.
Now though they are hanging on the tree.

Also, took a pic of some decorations on my 
bedroom dresser,
lots of blues and greens!

Bye for now!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Warm and Foggy

 Another warm weekend, so all I needed was a jacket!
 Got up to 50 degrees!
Jacket, blouse, skirt, belt: thrift
Purse, tee, gloves, boots and tights: Target
Pin: vintage

Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Friday, December 12, 2014

My Week

Making more Christmas decorations, 
such as a mini diorama in a jam jar lid.
And, a pom pom garland for my tree.

And of course, I had to make sugar cookies.
My daughter did most of the frosting
and she did such a great job!

My funny moment of the week,
was finding Smoke sitting at the dinner table.
I guess he was waiting for his meal!
 Sorry buddy, not for you!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Red Gingham Heart Pin

 My latest pin for my shop
is this sweet heart pin.
It features a stag head 
with red gingham, white and pale blue felt,
red ric rac and an eidelweiss flower.
You'll find in in my Etsy shop!

Bye for now!

Monday, December 08, 2014

What I Wore Military Boho


I really love my military style coat
and I think it goes so well with my blue dress.
I think it's like a mix of military and boho.
Dress, tights, tee, boots gloves and bag: Target
Coat: Old Navy
Belt: Dots
Pin: vintage
Crochet cowl: made by me

Bye for now!

Friday, December 05, 2014

My Week

 With Christmas so close,
I brought out the gingerbread cookie recipe.
The hearts look so festive!
But I made all the usual shapes too!

 This is the recipe in my mom's handwriting,
with my notes all over it.
It's been used a lot!

Put up the decorations, 
including this vintage Santa door cover!

And watched a beautiful sunset 
while doing the dishes one evening.

Have you done anything to get ready 
for Christmas yet?
Bye for now!