Monday, December 20, 2010
From this picture and the other posts of our Christmas decorations, you can see why we have about 17 large boxes of decorations (not counting the outside ones!).
These decorations have been collected over 35 years of marriage, and some are from my childhood. I know some people like to have a new Christmas theme each year, but we like to use all of our ornaments and decorations. I love a simple natural look, but I love all of the memories and the sheer abundance of Christmas -- the Victorian "too much is not enough".
Pictures of the rest of the family room and kitchen to come in other posts.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Well, is there anything more Christmas-y than listening to Julie Andrews et al on the old Firestone Christmas album from the 60's (at least I think it's from then)? We used to listen to this just about every afternoon after school and all through the Christmas holidays from whenever my parents first got it (in the 60's) until I left home in the mid 70's. Not sure if that picture is the right one or not, but it's certainly close. A couple of years ago my dad burned it to a cd for me, along with the old Boston Pops album. I have them playing now as we decorate the den tree. I'll have to get on the ball and take some pictures.