Every year after Christmas, I love to find bargains. When I got out my Christmas decorations this year, I found I had bought an advent calendar from Barnes and Noble. As you can see, it's a house and the windows are little drawers that slide out to reveal a surprise. It took me a bit to put it together and I've filled it with chocolates and other little goodies for my grandson. He is thrilled with it although I think his dear Mom may think it's too much sugar! That's what Grandmas are for!
Speaking of my dear daughter, she has been busy creating these beautiful pillows for the holiday season. She is busier than ever this year with her online store. I love the bright colors that are perfect for Christmas.
There's a real tree in the family room that was put up the day after Thanksgiving. Please don't laugh at the two tree toppers! I'm afraid to plug in the top angel since the wiring is not so good. So, I decided to just sit her upon the tree to look down. Lilly insists to sleep under the tree and play with the bright shiny balls. That's why I placed some of my vintage Christmas balls on the top portion of the tree. Lilly is sometimes worse than a child. . .
Here's the tree in the living room - it's fake. It looks the same year after year although it's starting to shed needles. Maybe it's time to look for a new one. I think we've had this tree for 20 years now.
As I mentioned, its been cold here especially in the evenings. Lilly has enjoyed snuggling in her little bed (it amazes me how she stuffs her body in there).
Now that the decorating is done and the Christmas gifts are almost completed, I will enjoy wrapping the presents and making the Christmas cookies. My dear brother will be joining us again this year for Christmas so I'll be making some traditional Danish Christmas foods from our childhood. It should be a fun, family time.
Do you have special traditions for Christmas that you look forward to each year? I'd love to hear about them. Enjoy your weekend everyone.
Wish my best wishes,