thanks to joan at anything goes here for organizing a great blog party - vintage Christmas monday .. hit the links and check out what others are blogging about on 'vintage Christmas monday .. no. 4 '.
i love ornaments like these - i found these at a thrift store this past week - i will not be selling these as i want to use them for a season. i love the spun cotton snowman .. and the tiny tiny bottle brush trees in white .. they are in wonderful shape ..
this one has the same white bottle brush foliage but a plastic santa in his sleigh - i like the color of the ornament itself on this one.. i love green ..
and blue .. i love blue, too ... though this may be more teal than blue .. and i think this little plastic guy is more belsnickel than the more americanized santa we have come to know and love .. still love these ornaments - they are glass - which makes them more special in my opinion ..
also found a cute santa planter, which is more the style of santa we here in Texas grew up with .. i may or may not sell him - he cleaned up kind of nice though and has a nice size opening in the top of his head - perfect for candy canes or biscotti - i love biscotti ..
have a great day ... and enjoy the season .. and make it a point to tell someone today that you love them.
troy & rod
when angels wink at you ...
i have been reading a book titled 'when God winks at you' ..it is wonderful, if you find a copy, read it ..
anyway, i believe those we love who have died are now our guardian angels .. and when i feel their presence i think of it as a wink .. a nudge to remind us they are still with us..
my momma is such an angel .. when i am feeling blue or wondering how different life would be today had she lived, had we not honored her wish for a DNR .. she winks at me .. and i feel less torn apart about the decision we made to honor her wishes..
this year, i am missing my momma something terribly .. she collected clowns and dolls, especially clown dolls ..
and you may think this strange, but so far this Christmas there seemed to be a shortage of clowns in my world .
just when i was getting sad about the fact i hadn't seen any clowns and wondering where had all the clowns gone .. this morning rod and i stopped into a little local church run thrift store ..
as you enter the store there is a table laid out with Christmas decorations, cast off tree lights, mismatched ornaments, plastic shiny garland, gently used gift bags and the like .. it has been up and in place since the weekend of Thanksgiving .. there is rarely any thing of real value or sentiment there ..
but you always looks anyway ..
i glanced at it this morning and wandered my way to the back of the store to visit with some of the little ladies who work the shop.. they never fail to lift my spirits and almost always do something to remind me of my momma ..
this morning there was one who could have been mommas twin .. same short curly white hair .. same jogging suit uniform .. same girlish twinkle in her eye .. same, same.
the emotion of mommas absence overwhelmed me and i found myself retreating to the confines of the pots and pans .. circling my way back around to the front entrance of the store ..and the table of Christmas cast-offs at the entrance..
there nestled within the hollow of discarded Christmas garland and twisted tinsel lie this wonderful ornament ..
thank you, momma .. Merry Christmas .. i love you and miss you so much ..
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