More pictures of Christmas decorations. I spent about a half hour yesterday taking photos --- that way I'll be ready for the next few posts! We're not putting out a ton of decorations this year, but there are more than last year.
The downstairs bathroom always gets really decked out with the old-fashioned elves and "pine-cone character" decorations. Mom remembers these from her childhood, so she puts them all out together. These used to be a little easier to come by, but their era seems to be over. We haven't seen them at a garage sale or auction in a year or two. This is one of my favorite spots in the house when decorated.
Other spots in the house are decked out, too. There are Nativity scenes spread around, but this is my favorite one. They even have a little Christmas tree behind. Okay, so it's not exactly authentic, but it's pretty --- besides, there is no way that Mary had blonde hair! The next is my favorite decoration in the house. Well, part of it. This is a piece of plastic mistletoe garland that drapes across the frame of the French doors in the living room. What makes it my favorite decoration is the little piece of matching mistletoe hanging in the center (pictured at left). We got this a couple of years ago, and I've really been thrilled about it ever since. Everybody should have mistletoe, and you know that I've never seen a real piece of it?! So, if you can't have the real thing --- this is second best.
The next thing is another of my favorites, though it's out all year. This is a photo of Dad's parents when they were still in Cuba. It was Christmas Eve of 1949, and the family had a big party. Gramma and Grampa are engaged at that time --- he's twenty-one and she's nineteen. This is one of my favorite pictures, and it's especially nice at Christmas. The little gingerbread people are just cute. Elizabeth like these little statues, so she has six of them around the sink in the kitchen. Dish washing is so much more enjoyable with cute things to look at while you're doing it. Hmmm. I still haven't figured out a way to decorate the washing machine.
Well, more pictures will be coming as I have time to post. We have our Christmas cards almost finished now. Elizabeth finished the drawings on them last night, and we just have to go over them today. I got some more felting done last night, and the little Indian is really starting to look like something. His torso is all shaped and ready for some arms. Sounds painful. He actually looks cute so far --- through the eyes of love. :) More later.