Thursday, December 3, 2009
Hello, my sweet friends! Thank you so much for coming by for a visit today! I have noticed that I love to decorate my home with things from nature: birds, bird nests, bird houses, chicks, eggs and bunnies. I think this is because I am a nature lover and gardener. I especially wanted to show you my new shelf, "Love Warms Every Nest". It was painted by Ruth Ann Sebestia, an artist on E-bay. I love all of her work and think she is a very wonderful artist. I have placed some vintage bottles on the shelf and above the shelf, I have displayed some of my vintage plates. The first picture is a pretty painting by Christie Repasy. I love to "fluff" my nest with her paintings.
Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound" asked us to share a favorite holiday memory for "Pink Saturday". A Christmas memory that I have is from my childhood. I grew up in Carlsbad, New Mexico. My dad was a potash miner who worked for the Potash Company of America. Potash is a mineral used in making fertilizer and for explosives. Every Christmas the Potash Company of America would host a Christmas party for the miner's children. We would be invited to the local theater and be treated to a movie and cartoons. The movie was usually a western with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. After the movie, we would see several favorite cartoons such as Donald Duck, the Chipmunks, Tom and Jerry, and Mickey Mouse. When the movie and cartoons were over, Santa would be waiting at the door to greet us as we were leaving. He would always hand us a large Christmas stocking filled with candy, nuts, fruit, games, and other treats. This was a highlight of the Christmas season for all of us children. I would have so much fun when I got home looking at all the things I had received in my stocking and eating the Christmas candy, nuts and fruit. It is these kind of memories that make Christmas such a magical time of the year.
I am participating in "Pink Saturday" so graciously hosted each week by Beverly from "How Sweet the Sound". Please visit Beverly and all the "Pink Saturday" participants by going here: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/
I am also participating in "Show and Tell Friday" so graciously hosted each week by Cindy from "My Romantic Home". Please visit Cindy and all the "Show and Tell Friday" participants by going here:
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