Thursday, December 22, 2011

White Christmas...Not Much!

Growing up in California, I always dreamed of having a white Christmas.  After decades of Wisconsin Christmases, I still love snow in December. After that -!  It appears that this year we will have a Christmas of gray skies and sorta-green grass.  Maybe that's why I've had a hard time getting into the groove this year.
I didn't get my entire snowman collection out, but did manage to pop a couple of the little guys into the antique apothecary jars in my kitchen, along with some tiny brush trees.  (In a fit of craftiness that shocked me, CJ took the little trees out and made card-stock bases for them so they would stand up better in the jars.  Will wonders never cease?!!!)
...and speaking of California, my dear sister-in-law, Jan, helped my 87 year old Mom put up her tree last week, and texted pics to me all during the process. Mom wasn't going to put a tree up this year either; "it's too much work". I'm blessed to have such a caring s-i-l  who is always there for her when I can't be. Here's Mom with her tree:

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  1. Your vintage jars look wonderful and your SIL is awesome to help your mom.

  2. How great to see your mom enjoying her tree! It's so important to keep our parents "plugged in" to the family and Holidays. She's adorable. Love your Santa jars! thanks so much for linking up to VIF, Merry Christmas! xo

  3. What cute little snowmen! We aren't going to have a white Christmas here in NE Oklahoma either, so I'll just have to look at pictures from our Christmas snow storm of '09.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Growing up in Florida I can understand the desire for a white Christmas. Last year here in Va. I couldn't wait for it to stop snowing! Love the apothecary jars and your cute snowmen. Merry Christmas!

  5. That was really sweet of your snow here does make it harder to get in the christmas mood!
    Blessings to you this new year!

  6. Your mom looks sweet. You are blessed to still have her. Some s-i-l's are great. :):) Hope your holiday was wonderful. Smiles to you, Susie


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