Despite my best efforts,
I was unable to create a tablescape to share today.
Wayne's away on business ,
leaving me to be "single" parent all week.
And this week has been full of
and strange winter weather!
An icestorm stranded us in our neighborhood on Monday morning.
Highs of almost 50 on Tuesday.
A wind storm with 50 MPH gusts yesterday.
And snow flurries this morning.
I was saying no tablescape today.
So I'm taking a few minutes to post a few of my favorite
This advent wreath is a treasured gift from my Mom.
The brass center wreath was a gift she
brought back for me from Rothenburg, Germany.
This year she added to the wreath with this beautiful
surrounding faux greens wreath!
Can you guess what my nativity is?
A fireplace screen, believe it or not!
I've only seen three, Mom's, my sister's and mine!
This was another gift from Mom many years ago!
I think it is simply beautiful!
I wanted to share two more handcrafted Christmas items.
The gingerbread garland was another of my dough projects.
See my two stockings in the middle?
These were Wayne and my first married Christmas stockings.
We made them from material found in a cast off sample book.
We even made a tiny one for our first pet. (a mouse- really!)
As we "aged" these became stockings for our first set of dogs.