What a gorgeous weekend we had. Yesterday I mowed by lawn. Cutting grass in December is a first for me, I do believe. I figured mulching up the leaves with the lawnmower was faster than raking and bagging. Today was another mild day though it rained part of the day. Tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer. Woo hoo. I will take it. I just hope we don't have to pay for this wonderful weather.
I concur with the rest of blogland that it really can't be December and Christmas is just a few short weeks away. I had hoped to finish the decorating this weekend. Usually at this time I am just starting. I have a tendency to stress myself every year and this year I am trying hard not to. I had intended to make a few more gifts but I don't think that is going to happen and I'm not going to stress myself in the process! That's my story and I'm sticking to it . . . lol!
I also planned on doing the 25 days of Christmas with a quick post each day. As you can see, that is not happening either :) Maybe next year.
Here's the mantle in the living room. All three samplers are antique. The large one in the center is the first antique sampler I purchased, probably 25 years ago. If my memory serves me correctly, I got it at a Garth's auction in Columbus, Ohio. The sampler on the left was a Christmas gift a few years ago. Lucky me! The sampler on the right is very faded, but does look better in person. I could not get a better picture without having more flash glare.
Over the years, many readers have commented on the antique postcards I have on my blog. They are not from a collection of mine. It is a CD I bought on eBay years ago. Unfortunately there is no seller ID.
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