December 22, 2013, two days before Christmas. Last minute preparations are underway. The tray for Santa's milk and cookies has been located and strategically placed on the hearth. (A Shepherd's Bush, golden oldie.)
Treasures from Christmas past, greeting family, friends and guests to Thistle Manor.
Miss Callie Mae reminds me it is important to make everyone feel welcome and to help them have the spirit of Christmas.
A new handmade ornament for my very special Grandmother tree. This ornament was made by Janet (The Rogue Quilter). This ornament is so special I will share it's story in another post).
The inside cover of a Liberty Hill box.
Thistle Manor has been a beehive of activity (as have most homes). Sneaky Secret Santa missions, homemade cookies to share with the neighbors, packages to be mailed and picked up at the Post Office, weary delivery men, last minute grocery shopping. Yes, a very busy time of the year and if it doesn't all get done, it's okay.