Happy, Happy, Friday!
Brrr.....Baby, it's COLD outside!!!
(Love the little red apples against the icy branches....)
It's getting on time to take down the "merriment" of the season.
I struggle with this each year.
While most of you are anxious to take it down and start fresh, I cling to the the magic of twinkling white lights, winter greens, and the warmth of all that is Christmas.
As I ponder the task (note - I did not say "start the task"), I can't help but smile when I see the treasures that I've received from friends. I've shared some of my Christmas gifts in recent posts, but there are a few more I wanted to share today.....from my lil' raggedy friend, Angie.
These are no means all the things she sent (she's a generous one that one), but a few that caught my fancy especially well today:
A wonderful OLD book by Martin Luther....(it's the one on the bottom)
I adore old books - especially old leather ones, old bibles, old hymnals, old photograph books......This one is from 1866 and fits right in with what I love best.....
If my German serves me correctly, I believe this is a book of homilies....
It's a little rough and raggedy around the edges, just like I like 'em.....
A wonderful salt-glaze jug:
And some of her wonderful hand-did's:
Decadent chocolate truffles:
(Ok, ok.....these are long gone....photo was taken the day they came and were "thawing out." Long story....)
As I said, these are just a few things she sent me. In addition to the gifts she sent me "for" me, she also was a lifeline and came up with several gifts for me to give to others on my list. Thank you Angie....for all my raggedy blessings! You're one-of-a-kind raggedy amazing!!! (Please keep Angie in your thoughts and prayers as she is facing another upcoming surgery on her back....)
Happy weekend to you all! Stay warm.
Time for this bird to hit the books....