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 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!