Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

From our family to yours
Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Short Road Trip

Our locksmith work has slowed down and this was the only job we've had this month so far. The call was from a lady who had just bought a home in Nuevo (pronounced new-way-vo) This is her views of the area, Nuevo is a rural area, much open space and with great views.

 Below is the dirt road we came in on. Her front door had a key broken off in the lock. She'd had two other locksmiths out to her home and neither of them could get it out. Alan got it out in less than 15 seconds. He took the key home and had new keys made for her.
Not all of California is concrete and beaches, most of Southern California is as you see it here. And its why we love it. Open spaces and mountain views, great weather also. We really like Nuevo as it has a very small town feel, with a cute downtown right out of the 1950s. Its only about 20 minutes from where we live too.
Our weather now is fairly cool at night, in the 40s most nights, and 70 during the day. I've been pulling Christmas decorations out slowly, considering the two year old in the house. No collection of snow globes on the coffee table this year!

Here is a nice little Christmas video to enjoy....Christmas Peace to you!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Our late departed Christmas tree and some vintage postcards

I tried so hard yesterday and today to share a slideshow I made of our old Christmas tree before our fire. Sadly, it just wouldn't work but did want to share the tree again.

After the fire, we couldn't find another one any where like it. I'm sure glad we have photos of it to look back on.

Here are a few vintage Christmas postcards from my collection

Its getting very cold here at night. As I write this, its 39 degrees at 11 in the evening. Very still outside too, although today was a windy one. Our front yard has about 3 ft of leaves on it as they blow down from the entire street into our yard.  A neighbor has volunteered to come and help us rake them on Saturday. By that time, there may be 6 ft of leaves the way things are going. Of course, Jayden loves them!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Music

We've put away the Thanksgiving decor and are working slowing on Christmas. Our weather like much of the country is colder and rainy. I'm sharing the lovely video from the Piano Guys. Hope you enjoy it on this Sunday. There is some advertisement at the end so you can just stop it after the music, if you so desire.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Sale!

I'm having a Christmas sale this month, 20% off everything in my Etsy shop..just use coupon code Christmas2013 when ordering. I have alot of pink Depression glass, including 4 Cherry Blossom plates
I collected these way back in the early 70s and having checked them thoroughly, I believe they are the originals and not copies. They are selling for $12.00 each..They'd be a nice gift for a Cherry Blossom collector or to start a collection. Cherry Blossom is a beautiful pattern.

I fell heir to many pretty pieces of cut glass, Depression glass, etc. way too much for us to use and now that we're getting older, we want to lighten our China cabinet.

This is another example, a very pretty candy dish, cut crystal and the photo doesn't do it justice as it sparkles beautifully.
Just thought I'd let everyone know, please check out my little store and see if anything interests you.