Sunday, December 1, 2019

Changing Seasons

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.

Sad to say, Fall kinda slipped by me without much fanfare. I put out a few bits of fallish decor and some Thanksgiving hand towels in the guest bedrooms (in the rare event we had some guests). 
SIL did drop in for an overnight to coordinate plans for a winter adventure (more on that later), 
but that's about the extent of it.

We had Thanksgiving in Nashville with Son and DIL, as well as GS-1 and his new bride.  
We were enjoying the company so much that the only photo I got was these dinosaurs 
GDIL is knitting for her nephews.

Remember, she is the one who knit avatar favors for ALL guests at their wedding in September.

My sewing machine
I made myself (actually, my schedule forced me to) wait until the day after Thanksgiving to even think about Christmas.  Friday the tree came out ...

Tree before ornaments
... and on Saturday the basic ornaments went on along with many extra special ones.

Our first Christmas ...

... grapes from my first Christmas tree ...

These grapes are almost 75 years old
... remembrance of past cruises ...

... and the requisite mouse ...

(I haven't found the spider yet ...)

The collection of Nativity pieces is in place ...

... and Peggy Fleming on the mantle.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament 2001
I hope to wrap up the decorating today as next week is crammed and 
I have several deadlines looming in the sewing room.  

I'll leave you with a view of the morning sky after 12 hours of pouring rain.

December 1, 2019
Welcome to December, Y'all!


  1. I'm waiting until next weekend to put up the tree and things - can't believe it is that time of year - the stores will be crazy now for a month and I will be staying out of most of them!

  2. Not sure we will decorate much for Christmas this year. I'm so busy right now and the time is flying by for me too! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday and I love the ornaments on your tree! Have a great week!

  3. December already? Whoosh! Time really does fly...

  4. Happy December, Libby! You're way ahead of me in the Christmas decorating department, and not because I've been out of town... I love seeing Christmas trees and special ornaments - getting them out is the best part of the decorating!

  5. Christmas tree up already?! Your weather cleared before ours. It was raining this morning and foggy most of the afternoon. It is currently overcast, but we're thrilled that it's not raining!

  6. Gosh I almost forgot about decorating for Christmas. I'm still in autumn mode because I want it to last longer. Now you have me thinking next weekend will be a good time to drag the decorations in from the shed. :) It's always good to have so much fun you forget to take pictures!

  7. The wreath will go up tomorrow but that's all the decor for us until the we can restore the contents of the kitchen from boxes in the living room to the new kitchen cupboards.

  8. So fall slipped by ... you'll make up for it with Christmas, right?! Sounds like you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving with happy family! :)


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