...so much like Christmas that I was in the mood to start shopping this weekend. Just a few hours. We didn't buy a lot. We don't need anything, we don't have space for anything and we don't seem to want anything. I bought more groceries my grocer doesn't carry at the various stores we went into than anything else.
Last week, I showed the decorations I put up. Here are some of the ones Rob put up. He put up so many that I'll save the villages until next week.
We only burn fires when the power goes out because of the way they heat the living room and the rest of the house gets really cold, so this is a great way to use that space. The quilt is from a kit I bought at a quilt show and while the lights look old, they're new. Rob found a company manufacturing the old fashioned lights. They even have the red and green cords twined together like the ones my Dad put on our house when I was a kid.
Above the mantle is the Santa collection. At some point, we had to stop buying Santas for this display.
The ceramic tree that he overpaid for...I don't mean he paid more than it was worth. The seller didn't know how much it was worth so he paid her more than she was asking. Not as much as it was worth, but enough to delight her.
This is a new display this year. He wanted to display some of the vintage items we have, including some really old ornaments.