Hello my dear friends! The big day is almost upon us, I hope this finds you well and not stuck in an airport somewhere, like so many, or just stuck in the snow!
We celebrated our family Christmas last Saturday with our son and his sweet family. I had just begun to set the table when I took this...I didn't think to take one when I was finished.
Here is Jonathan with his gift from grandpa and I. He and his sister each received a camera. They were over the top thrilled with them. It's obviously after dinner, because he is still wearing the crown from his Christmas Cracker. Do you have Christmas Crackers? They have become a tradition with us. First you pull them apart with a loud pop and each one has a joke, a toy and a crown in it.
These next three photos are vintage cards that have been in our family since the late 1930's. I found them in a scrap book that used to belong to my mother. It came to me about 17 years ago after she had passed away.
The gate on the one above opens.
Aren't they darling? They are some of my favorite Christmas decorations.
I made a banner with four pieces of cardboard and some letters that I had and had never used. I strung them on a piece of jute string and then hung the vintage cards in between them. Pretty creative for me! I don't do many crafts of any kind, I try, but they just don't work out. I did do one though, that my friend Ana from A Petite Cottage sent me the tutorial for and it turned out fairly well. It's a sweet little star that I made out of vintage sheet music, out of an old music book that I found at GW for next to nothing.
I had a visit from my friend Millie at A Wreathmaker and I gave it to her.
She gave me a beautiful little white jug! I love it, it is the sweetest little thing ever! I stuck some greenery in it and put a bow around it, I love it! Thanks so much dear Millie. Your visit was such a blessing to me. You should go and take a look at her blog, she has the prettiest dishware and puts together beautiful vignettes.
Do you see the little polk-a-dots on the finish of it? It is just delightful!!
Have a wonderful Christmas my friends. I pray that you will love, laugh and make some sweet, lasting memories with your loved ones.
A merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Love and hugs,