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Monday, December 3, 2012

Tree in a Boot

Well I am behind in decorating for Christmas, however I am not having anyone over till December 23rd so I have some time left.
Since I can't lift any thing of weight I decided to give away my 7ft prelite tree. I put it on craigslist yesterday under the free column and it wasn't 30 minutes and a man in a  truck picked it up. My son in law and grandson got it out on the curb for me . Now I have a choice of using 3 silver trees or a 6ft white flocked tree and think I will use all of them LOL



This little red boot has a hole in it or it would still be in use by a little boy who loves to walk in water  . It was given to me to use for my hen & chicks but I decided to work it into my Christmas theme up on one dish cabinet 


This is my paper calendar reindeer under my large cloche 


favorite Christmas picture

      



This is a Christmas picture taken in 1951 I was 5 years old my Mother was expecting my sister and this was my rich cousin (LoL) with me & my brother under the tree. I was always amazed they would come to the country for Christmas since they lived in St Louis Missouri , the city where Santa was at Famous Barr , didn't know that for a few years




Marilou & I both got a doll and the doll buggy was mine , this is what I can really say was Back In The Day
Marilou and I got reacquainted a couple years ago and I ask her if she hated coming to our country house in Mt Vernon Illinois for Christmas and leaving her beautiful house where she had a white canopy bed in her own bedroom?( That is what I remembered about my aunt & Uncles house in the city) She said no coming to our house was her best memories of Christmas. That warmed my heart        



Linky parties I have joined 

                       
Rednesday                                

13 comments:

  1. Love your little red boot you used! Last year I used boots and put wrapping paper in them! Have a great holiday season, Laura

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  2. I adore that red boot! Cute story about your cousin. It seems we always envy just the opposite of what we have.

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  3. I totally enjoyed your story about your cousin. I used to love to visit my cousins who lived kind of out in the country, and they used to come to my house and enjoy it because it wasn't in the country. Apparently, the grass is always greener on both sides of the fence, to someone.

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  4. Love the tree and and your memories of Christmas past. Do you still live in MV, Il. My daughter lives about 20 miles south of MV. Small world, Love to all, Ginger

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  5. Oh my.. Take care.....I am so thankful I am able to enjoy moments with chemo ect...Mkaes you enjoy the good times and little treasures...Enjoy the season and the special reason for the season...

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  6. Love the tree in the boot ~ so sweet. Thanks for stopping by ;-)

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  7. That tree will surely make someone smile. I think it;s lovely you chose to give it away. The photo from Christmas past is lovely my friend, Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

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  8. I'll be looking for you, Hugs, Ginger

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  9. Christmas in the country sounds pretty good to me. I'd love to be able to afford a cabin in the woods and have Christmas there with my nieces and theres. No electric, no heat, except wood stove , oil lamps and candles and lots of old quilts to sleep under. Several old iron beds in one room and snow outside. Of course Sissy Dog under the covers with me and her chase a rabbit Christmas day. Hope she would come back????? Merry Christmas my friend. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  10. Sweet!! Love that picture...and your memories (as well as your cousins!! Isn't that awesome!!) Enjoy the rest of your week :)

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  11. Oh, what a cute red boot. I love how you have it stuffed with that cute tree. Also love the photos of you and your cousin. Nice memories , I'm sure.

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  12. Such a precious photo and how wonderful you were able to reconnect!

    Merry Christmas!

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  13. This is so sweet...how nice it was such a happy memory for her! Love the reindeer calendar!

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