Monday, December 28, 2009

MeLisa's Christmas Decor

It's MeLisa's turn to share some of her decorations...

LeRoy, New York

Wishing All the Happiest of Holidays!
(You owe me a post Sis!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Came Early...

...for me this year! Truly believe I'm the luckiest girl on the planet. My husband went with a friend the other night to help retrieve some old tools from his grandfather's garage that he has inherited and husband came back with treasures for me, can you believe it?!

Just had to share a few of the goodies

Adult Patterns from the late 1800's

More adult patterns from the 1920's to the 1940's

Look at the neck line on this beauty

The above dress pattern was found in this envelope
Most of the patterns were still in their
envelopes from when you ordered them through the mail

Some great crocheting books
Absolutely feel in love with the covers
The Spool Cotton Company 1942

The Spool Cotton Company 1941

The Spool Cotton Company 1941
All Printed in the U.S.A.

Then to finish of my list of treasures is this little beauty
A 1963 Sunbeam Iron complete with cloth cord
and fantastic aqua trimmings

Hoping your holiday wishes all come true!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monica's Christmas Decor

It's been a while since I've been able to post, but for three very good reasons, my three daughters. Wanted to share a few pictures of our decorations, the ones that I've been able to photograph anyway.

Our Advent Calendar
Tiny stockings made by my husband and myself in 2004
from gifted fabric and .15 cent tree ribbons
hand painted wooden stars and numbered them

Advent Stockings close-up
The bows are from our wedding, circa 2001

Santa and his sleigh sits on top
Painted little paper mache boxes and added ribbon for the sleigh

The Girl's Stockings
Made from the same fabric as the Advent Stockings

The Stocking Hangers
Have collected several angel tree toppers that
sit on top of some very old books that belonged
to my Husband's Grandfather.

The Kitchen Garland
(the same garland that decorates the stocking shelves, with different ribbon)
Also decorate with Gingerbread Men, but was unable to get good pictures today.

As a young family in the military we used materials we already had or that were gifted to us keeping portability in mind. You never knew if you were going to have a fireplace mantle so we bought the two bookshelves that usually flank either side of the couch so that we could decorate them if need be.

Would of shown the couch, but in the process of recovering it and it's not ready for the big debut!