Well, hello everyone! I hope you are just so toasty warm and watching a Christmas movie… that’s not happening here, we are toasty warm, in fact tonight is the first time of the year for the wood stove. No Christmas movie…but we are watching and sobbing as the Steelers get whopped by the Browns, oh well, we will be at the Super Bowl next year they always do that win a Super Bowl then the next year play lousy. So enough about them!
Here are some pictures of my keeping room very simple this year! You can see my new prairie curtains, love them against the blue trim! For the first time I hung a wreath in the window:) I usually put a tree there but this year I wanted to be a little different!
The corner cabinet is in the left corner of the room and this is to the right in another corner, there is a little story to this tree…in 2001 I left someone and moved in with my sister, I had one room, all of my furniture and belongings was put in a storage unit, I must say beside my divorce that I went thur I think this was one of the lowest points in my life. It was November and Sydney was born on the 10th a couple weeks later my best friend, my mom passed away. I was on an emotional roller coaster…up because my first grandchild had just been born and down because mom died. I think Sydney saved me from losing it completely He gave me her to help me get thur my mother’s death. All my Christmas things were in storage, so I bought this little tree in the mall where I worked to put in my bedroom, I bought the angel to put on the top and didn’t realize until I took it out of the package that part of the wing was broke off. Well, I thought that’s my mom…and every year since I put this little tree up with the angel on top with the broken wing to remind me that our lowest times in life are just a prelude to what’s beyond the door that he opens for us. I met Stush the following May and I’ve never been happier. I like to think that mom sent him to me knowing he would be a new best friend:)
This picture is by my hoosier, the garland you see there I found at GW the other day and cut it in half to use else where! Just put some berries in with the doll and used a jingle bell garland tucked in the long John basket:)
Remember the washstand I found at GW for I think $15.00, I have it in my keeping room under my clock. The tree has the cinnamon pineapples and tiny kitchen utencils that Linda from Behind My Red Door sent to me in a Christmas swap last year!
Below is my hoosier…it’s been tweaked though, I’ll take another picture of it and show the next time:)
Well, I better get off of here it’s late and since I was off today I slept this morning till 9:30 AM…I never do that but I guess I was tired from working till 9:30 last night it was really busy just one after another!