Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice ~

Welcome friends.  I love that tomorrow the days will begin to get longer and the nights shorter.  Hopefully our winter will remain mild.
I can't yet say that I'm ready for Christmas, but close.  The only major tasks left to do are to get to the grocery store (UGH) and sew a label on the whale rug that is a Christmas gift.  Of course there's also the usual cleaning and baking of the pumpkin rolls. 
It's been a busy weekend, but aren't they all?  Yesterday I wrapped gifts at the Barnes and Noble in Westlake, OH, to benefit Ohio Pug Rescue.  We wrap for donations and we made $1007.80 for the pugs.  That was our best year ever, and every penny helps the pugs.  {{And please remember, adopt, don't shop for a pet.}}
Here's my patriotic display on my upstairs landing.

Vintage hard plastic snowmen from the 50's.

All the samplers on the mantle are antique.

Antique hogscraper candlesticks and a Victorian Christmas light.  Red ones are the most rare and I am so happy to have one.

Reproduction Santas.

Well, time to get back to being productive.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Love your Patriotic display, Lauren!!
    Looks like everything is ready! A pumpkin roll sure sounds yummy!!
    Loved seeing your puppy under the bed cute!!
    Take care and have a most Blessed Christmas!
    Warm Hugs~

  2. All looks snowrific Lauren!!!!! Love the patriotic tree.

    Ho Ho Ho

  3. Hi Lauren - I love looking at themed trees, and your Americana Santas are awesome! Such a fun idea!

  4. You really have some wonderful collections and love how they look with the themed trees.


  5. Evening Laruen, so happy what you do for the rescue, great amount of money raised... Love your Santa's, samplers look beautiful on the mantle, cozy Christmas.Blessings Francine.

  6. The pumpkin rolls sound like the hard Great the money raised for the pugs.mWarm Blessings! Amy

  7. That's great you received a lot of donations to benefit the precious pugs😊 Love your mantle display!

  8. Merry Christmas Lauren your displays are always so wonderful. I hit the grocery store today I have to work the next 3 days ugg but then I have some time off.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  9. Your decorations look super! So festive. Happy Holidays to all.

  10. I love all your collections and it really makes your place pretty special, especially the patriotic tree.

    Merry Christmas.

  11. Oh, my, what wonderful collections! I didn't even know there was such a thing as a patriotic there anything you don't collect? :) I always love seeing pictures of your home and your "stuff".

  12. The Winter Solstice is a day to celebrate!

    Oh, the thought of the days getting longer gives me hope, even though it will be a while before we can actually see the effect.

    Love the patriotic Christmas display.
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!


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