Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Loot!

I decided to get fancy and take some groupings of our Christmas loot! Focused on the fun vintage items! We so love to hunt for things for each other through the year at flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores and antique shows and malls!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Day

Santa was super great to us this year! We must have been good boys and girls in 2008! Lots of goodies to add to our collections! A few practical things but not many, ha ha! I was very excited to get a new Canon digital camera! I've been using my Kodak Easy Share 3.1 megapixels and this summer the zoom button fell off in a hotel parking lot and I couldn't find it! Tim got some new Dockers, socks, and a new winter hat in the practical dept. But on to the good stuff! Lots of vintage! Candy boxes, vintage Christmas decorations, tin sand pails, children's toys, Christmas ornaments, a children's French pastry set, Santa Claus Land souvenir collectibles, travel postcards, viewmasters, and kitschy souvenir state ashtrays, space stuff, Marx Warriors of the World Romans, pirate stuff, dog 'n suds stuff, Archway sugar cookies for Tim (his FAVORITE), a Marx Disney Castle with Disneykins and more! The big surprises were a King Zor (dinosaur) for Tim and a Remco Playmobile (car dashboard) for me! Mom got lots of girly things like the celluloid photo buttons she collects, vintage floral hats, vintage wedding cake toppers, cookbooks, scrapbooking stuff, ornaments and a handmade album with pictures from her surprise birthday tea party! We got a big laugh out of her when we gave her four models of body parts! Inside joke but it all goes back to her helping me cut out ephemera from old anatomy books for my etsy shop! (Tim plans to actually add these to his mad lab at Halloween!) The cats had to be carried down to open their nice array of Christmas gifts...from friends, dad and Santa! Junior was a little unsure of what was going on but Garden Kitty enjoyed herself and stayed with us for awhile on the sofa. Tim took out loads of trash and we snacked our way through the day as we unwrapped presents and enjoyed another Christmas together!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve began with Tim changing the light bulb that burned out the other day! Both Junior and Garden Kitty made appearances and checked out their gifts. They left when they were told that they had to wait until the next day to open them. Tim made one more batch of his world famous Christmas punch and then we sorted out presents in piles in anticipation of Christmas Day! Poor Tim got the job of laying on his back and digging out Mom's presents from way underneath the den tree! We took some silly pictures with my recently acquired mistletoe headband (the lengths one has to go to be assured a kiss on Christmas, wink, wink!) and then Mom, Tim and I opened our stockings, presents from Dad and a couple of other presents to get a head start! Tim LOVED the new digital TV my dad sent him for our kitchen! It can run on battery too which is always good during storm season! He also was happy to get another big BP gas card from Dad which will last quite awhile with the cheap gas prices that have returned! I was thrilled with my gift cards from favorite restaurants, Archivers scrapbook store and McD's for chocolate chip cookie fixes, a check from Dad (yay!) and a few things for my collections! Dad also sent an adorable frame filled with pictures of Junior which was made with lots of love! We also now have quite the stash of empty cat themed picture frames waiting for just the right picture to be added! All in all it was a wonderful Christmas Eve filled with yummy food, holiday music, decorations, family and wonderful gifts!