Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!!!

I am so excited my favorite day of the year, Christmas Eve is here!
The day of anticipation of what is to come!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas at 1515

Another great early Christmas at 1515

I did not get the aluminum tree up, just never enough time! But in Nov the twins and I went to a Vintage Market and I got a baby tree.
the picture in the back is my Grandmother in a ice storm.

I think it turned out ok on my vanity, loved the reflection of it in the mirror

I did the kitchen in November

of course...Christmas Pyrex!

my Christmas aprons

Kitchens seem to be my favorite rooms at Christmas
I think of all the Holiday meals my Grandmother made in her kitchen and using her Hoosier Cabinet

We put the tree up in November too
fake but with all vintage shiny brites it looks good

the dining room set up for the party

my cousin in Seattle always sends a beautiful centerpiece!

put the Fostoria to good use

and did we have a crowd! 28 all mostly cousins with the exception of 6.
Yes some are distant cousins but cousins from my Mom and Dad both.
In a small town, they all know each other anyway and look forward to seeing everyone.
the dining room has seen many Christmas dinner, 1943

and Mr came for the 1st time! Visiting with cousin Fred

I put a tree up in my Dad's boyhood bedroom too.

 shiny brites

Pictures of the cousins with Santa are displayed.
 Yes the colored ones are of me.

love my vintage Christmas items I display there, want to see?

all vintage

cousin Mary gave me the Santa sleigh this year for Christmas, I love it!

And then my Santa's on my Great Uncle shelf

Being there for a week was wonderful

We made cookies

Even went to see Christmas show
Always have loved the Big Bad Voodoo Daddys
Could not believe they were in Charleston!

wonderful Christmas show!

Of course home is decorated too

the new LED lights are bright!

Mr even did the sheds for me

Have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Oh.....I Have Been Shopping! Vintage Christmas

Last week started the annual Christmas Shopping!
First some of us from work went to wonderful Tea Room and Gift Shop for a fabulous lunch and shopping.
How about a roast beef sandwich, with Gorgonzola cheese on sweet rosemary bread and lobster bisque soup and lastly a mocha coffee angel food cake!
What did I get in shopping?
I bought myself a cute wire Christmas bracelet, snowflake earrings and necklace.
With Mr. bringing home a paycheck, I feel I can spend some $$ on myself these days.
so I bought myself a canvas twinkle light picture.
I have bought them for everyone else but myself!
Then some antique shopping but did not find anything else.

The next day my SIL and I headed out to some places that are only open on weekends? This seems to be a new trend around here.
The Trendy Cottage is open 1 weekend a month and boy am I bad when they are open!

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it is a neighboring downtown, old store full of treasures.

this retro pillow came home with me!

and could you pass her up with her red coat and skates...for $6?!
She will go under the tree.
I sure don't collect dolls but she was numbered?

some bobbles to put on a package

Then on to a new place called the Refined Cellar, in the basement of a old Methodist Church.
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new, repurposed and antiques. What more could I want?

this adorable vintage Christmas apron. I saw it on line weekend before last and was shocked it had not been snapped up! Going to 1515 for my Christmas apron collection.

they had a entire tree made out of ornaments created with baby shoes.
this one is a gift..........don't tell!

snowmen ornaments made out of tea balls, another gift.

vintage light reflectors

retro Chistmas towels

more retro towels!

And the lady asked if I had a sister? why?
so this goes to the twins, they can blame each other!

vintage Christmas cup

Fostoria  mustard, only $5

and vinegar and oil for $5

so spent enough I got this free........PERFECT family white elephant gift because Mr. aka Uncle Bob is known for his red cardigan he wears every year and he neices and nephews say it is not Christmas unless Uncle Bob wears his sweater, and the guy resembles his brother Mike!
 one my favorite pictures of Mr. at my Mom's house the year we were married, and he is wearing his cashmere cardigan the family loves.

Then on to a antique mall and I am thrilled with what I found!

saw this gorgeous display! Wonderful display box and all 12 ornaments, so I figured big $$$.
NO...only $20!
love the graphics

even comes with authenic Christmas tree needles from years past!

This weekend more quiet.
But we have a new Great Nephew coming Dec 25th
Emmett, and the shower is today.
So proud of our nephew (the dad) who is a police officer at the age of 23.

Next weekend, on to 1515 to start more shopping and to start decorating.
The twins and I are going to a HobNob Vintage Market Friday night.
Who knows what vintage Christmas treasure I might find?

I want to thank everyone who is still reading and commenting on my blog.
Looks like I won't be changing my will be a sweet reminder though.