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Friday, December 21, 2012

A Merry Christmas to One and All!

I have been very busy this week with cleaning, organizing and finishing off last minute gifts.
I'm almost ready for the big day.
This will be my last post for a week or so.

While wondering through antique and vintage shops this fall, when we were on vacation, we saw many old typewriters. Most of them were very costly, until we happened into one particular shop in North Dakota.

And there we found my typewriter!

It's been busy typing out the Christmas story.
No, not really, the carriage doesn't move, but I'm sure that it can be oiled and fixed and it will move again.

I also found the ink there, apparently the ink will last forever. That's what the dealer told me, anyway.

My antique dresser is ready for Christmas.
The typewriter sits beside a vintage telephone and a photo of my mom and dad. The photo on the typewriter is of my grandmother with her sisters and dad, now that is a very old photo.
I made the sign last year. It's painted on a very old piece of wood that came off of our 1927 Craftsman Bungalow, before we repainted it a couple of years ago.
The poinsettia embroidered runner on the dresser came from South Africa or Madagascar, I can't remember which. My husband, Ray, brought it back for me when he was there several years ago.

The wash stand is still on the wall, it's been festooned with greenery, a couple of real birds nests, one found by my grandson and given to me recently. The puppy picture shows them with red ribbons around their necks and there are three vintage Christmas cards up there, also, that were given to my mom and dad many decades ago.

Well, that's it, I'm ready for Christmas, are you?
I will be around to visit all of you over the weekend.
Thank you for your wonderful comments, I read and appreciate every one of them.

Merry Christmas, my friends!

Hugs, Cindy

And a Happy New Year to one and all!!!


Shelia said...

Good morning, Cindy! Your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for Christmas! I love your little sign you made and to think the wood is from your house! I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas and I'm so thrilled I've gotten to know you this year in Blogland! It would be so fun to meet you. If you're ever in south Texas you'd better let me know! ;)
You're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

I would love to "stumble" on a typewriter like that, Cindy! I admire the vignette you've created around it.

I wish you a joy-filled & peaceful Christmas and look forward to another year of blog-communication with you :)

Ilenia said...

Un posticino magico e accoglinte!!! mi sono piaciuti molto anche i cuscini!!!complimenti per il tuo buon gusto!!!! baci!!!!

podso said...

Cindy I enjoyed a peek at your home all polished up and decorated for the celebration. What a great find with that typewriter! I love how you have that antique dresser (and the wash stand) the globe and all the old pictures. I have similar and love to display them! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Robin said...

Oh Cindy I love your typewritter. What a fun thing to find. I really like how you have displayed it too.

I'm pretty much ready for Christmas. Just a few more itmes to bake and then I'm done! Merry Christmas

Pondside said...

Mere Christmas, Cindy! Your house looks lovely in its Chirstmas finery. I love the typewriter and the sign you painted - you have such a flair for putting things together.

nannykim said...

I remember the old type writers! I still have my old phone from when I was a kid and shared a party line (it still works!). Have a blessed Christmas!

Joyful said...

Lovely antiques on your dresser. I especially like the old globe. I've always loved old globes. I think because I can easily look at all the travel possibilities. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas. x

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Cindy! You have such wonderful treasures and antiques to adorn your lovely home! May God richly bless you at Christmas and in the new year. Mildred

Marina Pérez said...

Merry Christmas Cindy, you know I like very much your details, It's important to have in a special place, special things that belonged to special people in our lives



oldthings said...

Dear Cindy
I loved very much your decoration with these olds things . They look very nice and I am jealous for these !! May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer this Holy season, and throughout the year! Wish your Christmas be filled with peace and love. Merry Xmas.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is a real jem. I love old things and decorating with them. Wanted to tell you how much I love your header too. I wish you and your family a very blessed and safe Christmas.

Pamela Gordon said...

I just love your old typewriter Cindy. It looks great on the dresser with all the vintage things around it. I wish you and your husband and family a wonderfully blessed Christmas and all God's best for the new year. Hugs, Pamela

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Merry Christmas to you too Cindy. Love love your old fashioned vignette. What fun to find such a typewriter and that ink bottle is too cool.

Jenifer said...

Such lovely pictures! Merry Christmas, Cindy! Blessings to you and your family!

Julie Harward said...

Hi Cindy, yes I am ready too and so excited! I have an old typewriter like this too, I just love it. Pieces from family are the very best for sure. Merry Christmas sweet friend. :)

Gail said...

Oh's beautiful! I just bought an old typewriter at an auction. Mine doesn't appear to be as old as yours though. You have it displayed so beautifully. Wishing you and your family have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Gail

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home looks beautiful and ready for Christmas!

What a find that typewriter is!! Love it!

I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh, I've always wanted an antique typewriter, but I haven't found one resonable yet. I like how you've decorated your whole dresser and wall!
I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

Bella said...

Hi Cindy,
What a great find, it is the perfect piece for your desktop, just darling!
Merry Christmas!

Betty said...

Dear Cindy,
I love your dresser arrangement. You always come up with something beautiful each time you change your displays. The typewriter reminded me of one that was used occasionally in the Bank when I first started work. Maybe not quite that old!:)
I have enjoyed your wonderful posts during the year Cindy. Thank you for your kind and always welcome comments on my blog.
Joy to you and your family at Christmas and through the new year.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Your halls are all decked, and it looks great, Cindy!

Dropping by to give you a Christmas hug and wish you and yours the Merriest Christmas ever!

Love to you in Him...



Millie said...

Merry Christmas, Cindy! Enjoy a blessed time with your family.

French Kissed said...

Your typewriter vignette is perfectly charming...Joyeux Noel to you and yours!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your Christmas decor is so cozy, Cindy. Love that vignette with the typewriter. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Debbiedoo's said...

I adore your old typewriter Cindy. I would love to find a beauty like that. Your home looks so warm and festive. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

anangloinquebec said...

Everything looks wonderful Cindy!! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your Silent Night sign is perfect. I tried to get here before Christmas but didn't make it...hope your day was wonderful. Best wishes for 2013! ~Ann

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE your typewriter find, Cindy! Everything looks wonderful! Wishing you the best year yet in 2013! blessings ~ tanna

Sharon de Jager said...

Merry Christmas Cindy! Your dresser and all the vintage pieces look wonderful together and I really love the old mounted wash stand above. Your mantel looks beautifully festive and calm. Wishing you a wonderful time with your family. x

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love your home Cindy! Your vignettes are so beautiful! I adore your vintage phone and typewriter. I have my grandmother's typewriter from the 1930's. She bought it when she went to Teacher's college. I love family heirlooms! Angie xo

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your home looks festive and wonderful! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!

Happy Happy New Year!

Ana said...

My dear friend Cindy,
Just stopping by to wish you and your family a very blessed New Year. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Sending you lots of hugs and lots of lovin'.