Last week, it was still a bit damp, but the skies were clear. Unfortunately, none of the
Back at the house, little touches of decorating had already been done. Not as much as in years past, colds tend to knock a lot out of you, including decorating spirit. But, Santa Claus is definitely coming to town!
Many moons ago, a friend and I had a little crafting business and sold at a few local craft shows. This is one of the things I made that still shows up every year somewhere in my house.
My Daddy has done woodcarvings for as long as I can remember. He made the star Santas and the taller, skinny Santa with the long beard. What is amazing is the little, tiny angel rocking horse ornament has been in my possession since I was around 6 or 7 years old.
It should be obvious that I like Santas. I freely admit that I might have some hoarding tendencies when it comes to these Santa mugs. My first set of six of them came to me as a gift when I was in first grade. Requirements for me to purchase them are strict. They have to be very old (stamped with Japan on the bottom) and must be priced at $1 or $2. It's getting harder and harder to find them. They can be found stuck in odd places throughout the house during Christmas season.
The countdown is on! Remember, Santa's watching!!
And now, back to the tree... Excuse the poor lighting, I never think of taking pictures until way late at night. Yes, I know the star is wonky. Yours would be too if you had five cats chasing each other under you, drinking your water, and pulling ornaments off you.
Ho, ho, ho...