The visit with my mom and grandpa was perfect. I love vacations like that - almost always involving antiquing, watching old mystery movies, relaxing, eating, almost no actual responsibility. To me, that's vacation perfection. We had our Christmas with my family on New Year's Eve. We ate pizza, watched "Candleshoe" with a young Jody Foster from 1977, opened presents, and rang in the New Year. Even my 93 year-old grandpa stayed awake right till the end. Here is my Grandpa, Evy, and my mom before my grandpa left to go back to North Dakota.
I think it's picture overload for this post. Since I haven't posted in a while I've accumulated some settings and a project that I want to share with you. In my next post I'll show you the project that my mom and I worked together - a very, very old, small crib that's been in our family for a long time. We painted it and made a cute cushion for it - pictures to follow in the next post.
This is the journal and bookmark I made for my mom while she was here.
This is a side view with the tabs and pockets that my mom added to it.
A view of the kitchen.
This is an old basket that I picked up while antiquing with my mom. I also got a couple more 1803 candles which are absolutely the best candles I've ever used. Some how those little cups ended up in a picture again. I think they've been in my last three posts.
My mom gave me that little tray for Christmas. It has chalk board paint on it. Such a cute idea.
Cranberries, orange slices, evergreens, and floating candles. They smell so nice.
My riding hat collection is growing. I just can't seem to refuse a riding hat when I see one. I think they're so fun!
A couple of old horns that I picked up recently while antiquing. Steve was bummed that he couldn't honk the horn sitting above the trumpet. He couldn't quite understand why I would get a horn with a falling-apart honker. I looked at him in disbelief and said, "why wouldn't I get it? It looks like the perfect horn to me". ;o)
Hope you all are well my friends. I'll be back soon - I promise!