Saturday, December 18, 2010



Although we never missed a beat in opening our gifts on a daily basis, I personally have been having some time management problems. I am sure most can identify, especially at this time.
First I had some medication reactions and then we had to deal with the Grinch's favorite Christmas Tree. You know the one that lights up, you walk out of the room and it goes out.  Four days this mad woman wrestled with that tree before giving up the fight.

Back to fun stuff.
We continued our fight with that snow! It was aggravating but I know some of you are dealing with the real stuff. I pray that you are safe and snug in your festive homes.
If you missed days one thru six visit HERE and HERE

Sweet Old Bob continued his scratch, scratch, scratch routine and ended with the equivalent of $9.00. 
Not bad for 12 days of laughs. 
he also got to open that large bag. 
Sweet Old Bob is a Crappy fisherman. The tin has a Bass Pro Shop gift certificate.
This was a perfect gift
DAY SEVEN I lucked up with some beautiful Santa votives and a package of cinnamon candles. 
You will see them again if I can get the Open House post together (I will).

DAY EIGHT brought a beautiful snack set. I can see my friend Margaret and me having fruitcake and eggnog. (Oh, she did come for tea, but didn't want her photo taken)
Aren't these beautiful. Coalbelt Antiques, Benton, Il.
DAY NINE was eight beautiful blue glasses and a package of snowman napkins. (you will begin to see a trend evolve)
These have such a beautiful soft blue hue. I can see them in a tablescape soon!
DAY TEN came with a message ("Something to calm your "spirits"in case you are ready to bail").  Nine beautiful cocktail glasses and a package of holiday napkins. Boy, I could use something to boost my spirit just now! These are beautiful.
More tablescapes? You bet!! Dollar Tree, Mt Vernon, Il.
DAY ELEVEN and the girls are really coming through with the fun and the snow! Ten snowflake tumblers and a package of holiday napkins (I have plenty of holiday napkins on hand for any occasion).
Sweet Old Bob likes the size of these. Search the Son Thrift Shop,  Carmi, Il.
DAY TWELVE I opened the last bag, dripping with snow, and found thirteen of the cutest Santa glasses. Yes, I said thirteen. A baker's dozen as the girls call it. Thank you for being such loving souls. Your Dad and I are so proud of you. Thank you.

Aren't these juice glasses adorable?

I must say that we have had so much fun 
over this twelve day period. 
I hated for it to end. Not for the gifts but for the laughs and the phone calls with our daughters  discussing the gifts, the tickets and yes, the snow
Kim, Hollie we love you.
Did we say thank you?


Sweet Old Bob and I were wondering 
what we would do each morning 
since that room full of fun gifts was gone.
What we didn't count on was the GRINCH!
You see, he took our beautiful 20 yr old tree. The one that had 1,000 lights and revolved.
 He left a piece of junk in it's place. His junk went black every  time the circuit was broken.
After several days of madness I gave in(Bob gave up early on, he is smarter than me) and went scurrying around town for a new one, at this late date.
Well, we have a new tree (it doesn't revolve, boo hoo).

I need to get busy!
 Whoville now has a
beautiful vintage tree with 1,000 lights
and a revolving tree stand.
Merry Christmas Whoville!!

Thanks for taking the twelve day journey with us. I hope you had a few laughs, a little fun and got to know   
our wonderful daughters.

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It looks like you are well supplied for some great tablescapes! Lovin' your cute snack set and the Santa glasses-have fun:@)

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Oh, my, what fun y'all have had! Your daughters are so clever and sweet -- must have had good raising! Can't wait to see your tablescapes with some of the goodies they gave you! My condolences on losing your special tree to Whoville!

Gillian Layne said...

Your posts are always such a pleasure to read and to look over. I am so in love with those snowflake glasses!

Enjoy your new tree! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have enjoyed this so much! What great daughters you have! The glasses are all wonderful and so many treasures, but the best is the memories your girls gave you and the fun. Glad you got a new tree and it is gorgeous!

Laura Wilkerson said...

Awe Ms. Ginger your daughters are so sweet! I know it means more knowing that they took to time to think about doing something for you both for 12 days. And your new tree is beautiful too! I can't wait till you post it all decorated!
Merry Christmas!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What great kids you have! Put me to shame they do they do. Your tree looks fab. THanks for you sweet comment regarding Jack's ornament, he sure did love reading them all.

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

You have some sweet daughters I love the little snack set and the snowflake glasses just adorable.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What sweet daughters the two of you have! I've gone back and looked at all twelve days of gifts and I have loved reading your post. This sounds like such fun and you got some great gifts. Your new tree is beautiful!
Merry Christmas

Marydon said...

How fun & such wonderful gifts to receive. Your new tree is beautiful, Ginger.

Have a beautiful Christmas week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What fun gifts! Love those votive candles, and those snowflake and Santa glasses are so cute. This sounds like it has been such fun. In spite of all of the troubles, your new tree looks beautiful. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things Sat. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. laurie

Pam said...

I love those glass snack plates. And the santa glasses are adorable. Glad you got a functional tree now!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Ginger
Your 8th day snack set is my favourite, its so beautiful...

Wish you a very Happy Christmas …
I would love if you come to visit me at

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