Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to All! Thanks for stopping an letting me wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! Lots of last minutes to do here today so I may not get to everyone to wish you a Merry Christmas Personally on your blog,but please know the warm wishes in my heart for you and your family this Christmas! Thank you all for your friendship and for tolerating a blogger who is learning the way,thanks for encouraging me!

My carolers in a vintage red suitcase are singing "We wish you a Merry Christmas",and of course a "Happy New Year".

The suitcase contains vintage sheet music, musical gold ornaments, ribbon and a miniature Christmas Carol book. It is really cute displayed on a round table in my living room, but the lighting there was not good for a picture...sorry!

We will have a quiet Christmas , I will be cooking at my house in the morning and taking everything to my Mom's as she can't make it into my house anymore. The ramp of her wheelchair is covered with about 3 inches of solid ice thanks to our lovely Midwest weather so if I have to get her out soon it will have to be in a one horse open sleigh!
When we pack everything to go to Grandma's house we take on the look of Little Red Riding Hood,I have about 3 antique picnic baskets we pack everything in and off to Grandmothers we go! A far cry from the big Italian Christmas we always had,but the memories are there, and as new memories are made...LOL..not everyone will pack a "picnic" Christmas this year.

I have hung up my antique tea cup,vintage gloves and vintage holiday hat in anticipation of all the after Holiday Tea Parties.......
The top of my China Cabinet holds some of my Santa collection...with of course..our favorite Cookies for Santa plate. At 26 and 29 I don't know that my girls will leave cookie for Santa,but I will, because the "little girl" in me still Believes!

I leave you with the Magic of Christmas......


  1. I love your carolers, and I love you and Tommy Tinker, too! :-)

    Jane, here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the joys of the season. You certainly are a joy to others! I've enjoyed getting to know you and look forward to blogging together more!

    Merry Christmas!

    Mrs. Magpie (Sheila)

  2. Stopping by to wish you a very Blessed Christmas & a Happy New Year!

  3. Despite Tommy the elf's bad behavior, your house looks just lovely! And I think your picnic-basket Christmas sounds fun and fresh!

    Have A Very Happy Christmas, me dear!

  4. Just stopping by to wish you (and Tommy) a Merry Christmas!

    Jan & Tom

  5. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful and Merry Christmas this year.


  6. Love your blog! Thanks for the visit and wishing you a very Happy New Year! ~Maryjane

  7. Gosh, I love your carolers...they are just so sweet. Next year, next year, I hope to have carolers ( I may have to resort to some of my own handiwork as Santa apparently has had difficulty the last few years reading the word...CAROLERS lol )