Last-minute thoughts at Christmas…

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It's Christmas!   The Holiday Hustle's in full swing.   With decorating long-ago complete, the *twinkle factor* remains high in the background as the pace of the season picks up in its final sprint to Christmas Day.   Open houses, office parties, and holiday concerts have spread their holiday cheer.     Christmas cards and letters make their way to destinations near and far.   Santa Baby and Jingle Bells bring smiles—and a spring in our steps.   It's Christmas!   Little ones have whispered their wishes in Santa's ear... and parents act as elves as they wheel shiny new bicycles out of stores, preparing to find a hiding place until their big reveal on that magical ... Keep Reading...

Christmas throughout the house…

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Just a few pictures today to document Christmas 2014 and what we presume will be our last Christmas in our old house. I added a few simple touches in every room. Thought you might like to see a few of them: ornaments and vintage "Made in Japan" gift boxes garland in the Dining Room angel guardian and little drummer boy in the Living Room poinsettias in front of the Master Bedroom fireplace the Reason for the Season — front and center   This year, stockings are hung very simply along the banister using festive red tulle ribbon. Did you notice the vintage ornament wreath (aka my newest obsession)? Hundreds of vintage ornaments hang on our "first REAL tree in a long time" Fraser Fir... and we are loving it! ... Keep Reading...

Are you forgetting anything this Christmas?

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8 days and counting ...   In these hustle-bustle, crazy-baking, online-shopping, gift-wrapping days of the season, I hope you're not forgetting Christmas.   Will you spend less than 3 minutes to see if you are?   There's still time for some creative caring ...     ... Keep Reading...