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Well, it seems fairly appropriate, on the last day of November, to show you the Christmas decorations that have gone up so far in our house. Now you have to remember that I have a lot of my mom's Christmas stuff - I got rid of a lot of stuff (ours and hers), but we still have a ton of stuff too - and I'm in the process of merging ours with hers.

Here's the green tree - which is new and we bought because Rob wanted it - it's decorated mostly with the ornaments that we already had.
The new tree

I know you can't see much of the decorations in any case, but this is the best picture I've managed to take of it so far. You can get the idea of the lights and the general color scheme, anyway. When I was collecting ornaments I concentrated on bright-colored, shiny things. We have some tinselly garland made into a chain, which has to be very near 20 years old - I know we bought it at the gift shop at work, one of the first Christmases we were married - and it was a darn good purchase because it looks new, still, after all these years. And I have a good many ornaments which are that old or older, especially now that I have my mother's stuff. I have a whole lot of vintage ball ornaments that probably came from our old trees, when I was a kid, and very possibly from my grandparents' house too.

Here is the pile that I'm intending to put on the other (white) tree when I get around to putting it up.
Ornaments

It's almost certainly way too many for that little bitty tree but better too many than too few ornaments, right? I didn't try to stick exclusively to pink ornaments, so there's pink and blue and violet, and gold and silver. I may modify this plan as I go, anyhow. Some of these ornaments are Mom's and some (more, probably) are mine.


Here's the part we kept out of Mom's nutcracker collection. I like this smaller collection quite well.
Mom's nutcrackers

Incidentally, we were told by somebody who went specifically to look at them that Goodwill is selling the discarded ones for $10, at least for the bigger ones.

And oh gosh, I nearly forgot the coup de grace:
Elementary school craft project

I found this in with Mom's Christmas stuff. I don't know if I made this or Paula did - I think there used to be two of them but I don't remember who made which. I'm guessing we made these in Sunday School, maybe - they used to be big on the goofy arts and crafts. You recognize what it's made out of, right? Starting with a toilet paper roll! (I am tempted to take this and present it to Paula tomorrow, just to see what she says.)

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