Sunday, December 28, 2008

Fast Christmas!

Being as I was away with the new baby and came home a little under the weather, I didn't have much time to go all out. I have been saving some vintage items and thought this would be a great year to break them in. I have always decorated western/rustic. This is the best shot I could get of the tree. Maybe someday I can get a better camera to take close up shots. Last year I bought a ziploc bag of 5 glass light bulbs. 3 Santas, 1 star and the cow that jumped over the moon. This bag was $1 !! It's one of those deals where you grab it and run!

I filled this silver tray with glass balls.

My little hutch is decorated with chocolate molds and mugs, etc.

This silver service was my grandmother's. It was in a fire and just absolutely will not polish. If anyone has any tips, please let me know. So with all of it's "charm" I just put it out anyway!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted. Even a "hangdown" if you wished! Happy New Year to everyone.

BLESSED WITH SECOND GRAND-DAUGHTER

Yes, we have been blessed with our second grand-daughter. Let me introduce you to Rayleigh Jo Hardman, born December 11, 2008, 6lbs 10 oz. 19 1/2". Perfect in every way.

Honey thinks she's pretty special!


Well, I guess Grandad does too!

In fact, he thinks they're both pretty special. Does he look proud or what!

I saved up some vacation time and was able to stay a week with the girls while dad was working. The girls are 13 months apart and mom has some "fun" ahead of her. Naturally we are on call and will run whenever she calls for some relief! Love to all, Susan

ANTICIPATING OUR SECOND GRAND-DAUGHTER

One afternoon, while anticipating the birth or our second grand-daughter, I wandered into our daughter's transformed bedroom. Now called the baby room, is full of sentimental treasures. This bedroom suite was inherited from great,great-aunt Mattie. The hand stitched quilt was made by great, great grandmother Mammaw. The darling lamp shade I found at an estate sale. It is simply an older shade with rows of pink lace glued to it. It is just girly special.


I have found myself in "baby mode". Seems like everything I look at now is antique baby.


The wedding veil was found at great,great grandmother's. All us girls played with it. Special memories. If you can see on the dresser is a black jewelry case with her "jewels" inside. Her worn out beaded evening purse.
These embroidered animals were done by my children when they were little. They were taught to stitch by their Grandmother Broyles.

Here is a collection of vintage dresses I have found. Just feels pretty good to go back there and look around. I hope we can leave these special memories for our grand-children.