Sunday, December 27, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Hopefully one of these years I'll actually get to attend Silver Bella but for now I'm content just dreaming about it.
Well there is only one day left before the festivities of Christmas begin at our house so this will be my last post until then. Merry Christmas to you and yours! I hope Santa brings you everything you wish for!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
On day 13 I baked...and baked...and baked. I did something a little different this year and used an envelope as the page...I put the picture and the journaling on the front and tucked all the cookie recipes inside for safe keeping. If this album holds up for a few centuries it'll be fun to think my great great grandchildren can bake the same cookies I did.
On Day 14 I addressed all the Christmas cards and used an extra one for that day's "posting"...journaling is on the back of the card.
On the 17th we went to visit Santa...the year we all got our picture taken with him (except for Shelby who was preparing for finals at the University). I didn't glue the picture to background paper, I just punched holes in it and used it as it's own page...here's the back...
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Please email me your address and I'll get your goodies shipped out to you right away. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks for playing along!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The journaling for Day 6 is on the back of the Merry bingo card...
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
And there were gorgeous churches literally on every corner (couldn't avoid the ugly powerlines in this picture)
On Sunday we headed to the Kane County flea market and antique show...got there an hour after it opened and many vendors still hadn't arrived (hope we didn't miss anything good)...unfortunately, this flea market was rather disappointing.
Here is what I came home with...
And I can never pass up a vintage Jesus...
I found a few great valentines to add to my collection.
And a couple of bottle brush wreaths with great tarnished glass ornaments. We also found a very unusual vintage mahogany standing humidor with a little door that opens to a tin inside which used to house the tobacco and cigars.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
and this mini album showing pictures of Christmases past...these pictures include the ones from when my grandparents were young children, when my mother and uncles were young and when my siblings and I were very young. I love these pictures because it's so fun to see all the old decorations, the trees that were just swimming in tinsel and how my mother used to hang the stockings on the wall...with a nail...just pounded in the middle of the wall...it's so funny.