I've been trying to find the inspiration to get started in my search so I've been looking at photos from years past to get me going!
I've got to find my snow boots for instance...it didn't snow at all here last year, but they're my favorite decoration for the entryway even if I don't need to wear them!
The year before last it really snowed here in NE Texas. My feet were warm every time I ventured out in those snow boots.
The View From Our Porch In Winters Past
I've been tempted to buy some new Christmas signs and pillows recently, but this year I've vowed to bring out all the decorations hidden away and use what we have and only keep what I love.
I'd forgotten about these Christmas pot-holders in floral and stripes. I love to hang them for Christmas decor...I'd never actually use them!
Last year I mixed the white dishes we use every day with this woodland Santa and faux Christmas greens.
I like the look of the white mixed in so if I buy anything this year it will be white -- or black and white -- decor.
Somewhere these Merry Christmas signs are tucked away tight! I hope I'm not the only one who packs things away and then can't find them...
I bought this Santa last year (or the year before) at Home Goods. They had so many wonderful Santas it was hard to choose.
And last year Trader Joe's had these wonderful little bright green bushes. I bought 2 or 3 of them and loved using them on the kitchen counter and dining room cabinets.
I've gone to Trader Joe's twice this year, but haven't found them for sale yet.
Though some of the Grand-Dogs are no longer with us, each year their ornaments (shown here from a past Christmas) will again remind me of those sweet canine grandkids!
Sweet Dee Always Loved To Celebrate, Especially If Food Was Involved!
I especially miss Dee (above) and Wrigley (below) whenever I see their ornaments and think of them.
Mr. Wrigs Was Afraid Of His Own Shadow When Adopted,
But Became A Loving Party Animal
My own dog, Ginger, died over 27 years ago. I haven't been able to adopt a dog of my own because of her memory.
This picture of her makes her look white, but she was ginger colored just like this ornament, which reminds me so much of her...
Her favorite toy was a green squeaky frog, which we called "Froggy"...so original!
A few years ago, I walked into a store after Christmas in a little town in Illinois while visiting Middle Daughter.
Right on the tree in front of me was this green frog ornament, and I promptly burst into tears! Twenty-seven years...and it still hurts my heart to think of her loss.
Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane. I enjoy your visits so much and your comments are always appreciated. I'll be by to see your decorations as soon as you get them up.
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