|The top of the frig|
This room is continually changing and probably will be as December continues. If I get some yo-yo's made in time, they will go in the kitchen, too. I may work on them today. I'd planned to go into town but the country roads are a little slick with snow this morning... a good day for domestic creativity.
Yes, I did decorate a lot this year but I needed more Christmas than usual. By getting down every container, I found items I thought I'd lost last year. Hubby had stored that big container on a different shelf. I have collected Christmas items since I was a teenager and now I'm a grandmother... so even though I have downsized the items a lot, there are plenty left (mostly my very favorites now). I've promised the future Mrs. Christopher she can go through them next Christmas. :)
To answer questions from yesterday, the candle lamp in the last picture came from Goodwill (so many Christmas decorations were found while thrifting and at garage sales through the years). I made my large lamp smaller by removing the top part of it, easily done just by unscrewing that part of the lamp in this case.
|Lots of little cuties here, including the Cabbage Patch doll that was a Happy Meal Christmas toy when Stephanie was little.|
|This scene makes me smile just looking at it.|
|The "milk" in the milk bottles is really salt. :)|
|The top of the bread box. I stitched the embroidery when I was first married.|
|The vintage looking whisk and spatula are tree ornaments bought on clearance at Cracker Barrel a couple years ago. They stay out all year.|
Finally... this isn't exactly Christmas-y but I thought I'd share the change I made on the kitchen wall. I used to have a favorite large piece of artwork there but I moved it to the "room formerly known as Christopher's".
I was concerned about replacing it without changing a lot of other items but our favorite print of the lighthouse in Holland, Michigan (where we lived for nearly nine years) and the trivet that was a gift from my daughter fit in the space perfectly.
|This print of "Big Red" brings back lovely memories.|
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