Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's begininng to Look a lot like Christmas...

Good Tuesday morning!  Have you had your first cup of coffee yet?  I just got mine so I'm still a little asleep. 

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?  We are in full decorating mode in the LBP Sews house!   I got two more trees up this past weekend.  One in the family room and I put my aluminum tree up in our bedroom.  I've never had a tree in the bedroom before and I love it there....

As I was looking through some old pictures this weekend I came across this antique from 1961:
This was my first Christmas!  I was 11 months old in this photo and as usual I am trying to eat something.  In this case it looks like a stuffed animal of some kind.  I love looking into the details of these pictures.

  Do you see the jingle bells on my shoes?  I love that my mom did that.  She loved Christmas.  To the left of my Mom there is a red and black crocheted dog that my great aunt made me.  I still have it! 

 And, see that pine toy box I'm sitting on?  It became my Hope Chest when I got older and then it was Yngwie's toy chest when he was little.  It still sits in his room holding toys he just doesn't want to let go.  Dad had borrowed a label maker and put my name on it!  The label is long gone but stayed on so long that the area that it was stuck to is a little different color than the rest of the chest.  I wouldn't dream of refinishing it.

Mom has on penny loafers and look at the Dr. Pepper bottle in the background.  She loved Dr. Pepper and so do I!

I miss her so much....

Now back to the present.

I had so much fun putting together this little scene in my kitchen:

These are my happy baker elves.  They have all the decorations ready to go for when their cookies come out of the over!

Mr. and Mrs. Kris Kringle are visiting.  They were purchased this weekend at an estate sale. 

The Happy Shelves are all decked out for Christmas.  You have no idea how this makes me smile when I look at it!  It is chock full of vintage Christmas goodies!
This is my favorite shelf. 

The dining room is the only room not ready for Christmas and that it because I host Thanksgiving and it is still decorated for fall.  I'll share that "interesting" centerpiece a little later on.  LOL!  There is a story!

Hope y'all have a great day!



Debby said...

Cute picture. You really decorate for Christmas. So pretty. I am in the mood but holding back. So many bloggers have already decorated. it doesn't bother me about decorating before Thanksgiving. I think of it as the start of the season.

Kim K. said...

What a sweet picture of you and your Mom. I'm completely smitten with your little oven display!! I think I might have to borrow that idea. I have a metal one in my craftroom that should come into the kitchen for Christmas. How darling are your happy shelves! I'm going to come back and visit them often.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Merry Christmas Linda! Hee-hee! You know i love your happy cabiniet!

I still don't know where I will be living on Christmas- here on the farm or on Meadow street! It's so much fun waiting. (NOT!)

My Vintage Mending said...

Linda I love all your sweet touches...makes me want to get the tree out now. I have a photo album full of old photos of my dad's but not one of them is Christmas...Smiles..Renee

vintage grey said...

A sweet photo, and I love all your Christmas treasures!! xo Heather


Aww...sure wish I had some photos of Christmas when I was young. My Dad took slide photos and I have no idea where they are. He also did movies which are now are cd's. Love the photo!!! Love your hutch of Christmas treasures!

Perfectly Printed said...

Love the picture of you and your mom!! Such fond memories!! And I love your Christmas shelfs!


craftyles said...

I love the picture of you and your pretty Mom. I do the same thing-look at the backgrounds of old pics. Love that you still have some of those things. Your Christmas shelves are amazing. The little elves and oven are too cute!

Celestial Charms said...

Hi Linda,
Such a beautiful photograph, and one to cherish. Your mom was such a pretty woman, love her sense of style here. Thank you for sharing such lovely Christmas memories...and your collection of vintage Christmas decorations is magical!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!