When the Thanksgiving Holiday visitors inspire you to DECORATE for the Holidays,
When you really hadn't planned to do it at all this year!
My little Christmas Tree came out of storage just for our brand new little granddaughter - 2016.
It's one of many trees I possess but the only one small enough to fit into our downsized home now.
You can never have enough Starbucks Christmas Coffee Bags on hand.
I find creative, inexpensive ways to DECORATE every year.
I have boxes and boxes of brand new DECORATIONS that I've not even had space enough
to use yet and somehow, these little "self made ideas" seem to "hit my spot" better than the
store bought produced ideas. It's just the creative side that comes out of those of us who create!
Old Christmas tins I've bought through the years. When I buy, I usually buy in bulk, so I have left
over for "whatever and whenever". Anyone else do the same?
And this is my antique croquet set that I so admire and all my "little visitors" are immediately drawn to.
And THAT makes me SMILE!!!
I love when my little eight year old granddaughter, Abby, visited. She stayed busy for days, looking
at everything around my home, just like I'd hoped she would. I leave these little "goodies" out year
round, hoping that someone who drops by will find them to be as "whimsical" as I do. Abby didn't
disappoint. She loved EVERYTHIng!!
Next visit, I have to remember to have ink pads and paper on hand so that she can actually
use the things she desired to us this time and couldn't because I wasn't efficient enough in my
preparations for her. Christmas ... we will be READY for her!
Little "antique dresses" hang all around my home: bedrooms, office, bathrooms, living room and
Rugged Country Collection little aprons hang in the kitchen. Always, they arouse the "curiosity" in
Rugged Country Collection designed Christmas Stockings also hang around our home, warming our
walls, sometimes year round.
Antique Christmas books, antique shoes and my antique Raggedy Ann Doll, touch every little
Our Rugged Country Collections - Joey Buoy Booklets - fill these "candy decanters", again year round.
My one and only Mr. Santa comes out this year, just for Abby. I would not have pulled him from
the boxes of storage this year, otherwise. It's delightful to fill someone else's heart with DELIGHT!
And we had to fill this tall decanter with all of my grandson Ethan's crayons from years ago. He is
fourteen years old now and I'm sure no longer would find all his crayons a point of interest.
But Grandmother still has a "storage full of memories" from these crayons on display.
MERRY CHRISTMAS - 2016 - EVERYONE!
MAY YOUR DECORATING AND HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES BE AS DELIGHTFUL AS OURS.
FROM OUR HOME TO YOURS.