Saturday, December 10, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things…

…the holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy things that bring us joy, and reflect on favorite memories.  Things like a shelf of vintage collectibles, an ornament on a tree, or a skating Santa and Mrs. Claus take us back to a simpler time…

My grandmother had an assortment of ‘spaghetti’ Santas and angels.  As I got older I found great delight in collecting some of my own…

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This happy skating couple (I adore Annalees) takes me back to the days of my childhood…

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Hubsters favorite things include a tree with nothing but Coke Ornaments on it…this little treasure chest is delightful! I remember that tray from when I was young and he loves the tiny vintage bottles, the old-fashioned radio and the kite.

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Holiday touches everywhere in our home…even the top of the fridge gets a tiny vingnette of tasty treats.

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Enjoying a cookie party with dear friends…and the most amazing cookies ever.  A tradition started by my mom and her friends more than 50 years ago.

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A visit to my favorite shop…  ’Antiques and Things’ in Pacheco (CA) always has the perfect blend of prim, country and holiday decor in one lovely place!

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And last but not least…what I do.  A recent holiday boutique with a festive table of vintage and country inspired seasonal crafts by Mementos.

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Happy holidays…best wishes for an enjoyable season with family and friends making your own memories!

Mandi & family

1 comment:

CJ said...

I love holiday boutiques, but they seem to be disappearing, at least in Los Angeles. 'Thanks for posting and reminding me to find a boutique! ~CJ