Little by little, it's starting to look a lot like Christmas in our home. Here are a few peeks...
|On the hutch in the kitchen, greenery with a bow made by my mama, |
a small watercolor by my friend, and Worth's third grade Christmas craft.
|Merry & Bright on the mantel.|
|Santa stitching a flag (a gift from Sa) and |
a Santa and the flag card (from Sa and Gramps years ago), framed.
|Still looking for the Baby Jesus|
(sorry for the reference to an inside-the-family joke)
|Sweet Holy Family|
|My great-grandmother's organ, ready for carols.|
|A close-up of the plate on the organ. It was painted for me by my|
grandmother Kate's best friend, Aunt Gussie to me, in 1961.
|This year's version of the tree...|
|...and this year's special ornament.|
|Tiny tree by the front door.|
|Santa plates, a gift from Linda many years ago, |
top the desk my great-grandfather made.
Mary Ann did the watercolor of the Hammack house, where Sa grew up.
|Nativity figures, a gift from cousin Livvie, are on top of a china cabinet |
that was hers originally. The angel was given to me by
my sister (cause we married brothers), Sue.
|Kate made the blocks, the mantel came out of my great-grandmother's home,|
and I bought the nesting Santas
before I even had children old enough to play with them.
Our home, especially at Christmastime, is a sentimental journey.