Thursday, December 19, 2019

A Few More Festive Things

Hello All,

Last night when I got home I discovered that Fletch had put up a few things in the kitchen!

We discovered that we needed more tags for gifts...ones that were small, so Fletch ran out yesterday to pick up some.  he ended up taping 3 to the curtain rod by the kitchen sink.  The Swarovski Ornaments hanging are ones we get each year at work.  We've been getting them for 17 years now!  All are hanging in the windows in our kitchen (the latest one was given out Monday at our luncheon).

The upper sill holds a few treasures:  An old stove paint bottle from Fletcher's Grandmother's home, a red birdhouse ornament that we leave out year round, and two flasks from my Dad's work as a research chemist.

Fletch put up 3 more tags on the hood over our stove:

You can click to enlarge.  The center one is a little camper!  (Don't look at the dust and grime, please...I need to clean!  But that doesn't seem to be a priority - lol)

When Colin was a little guy, we used to hang different holiday garlands all over the kitchen, but as we have aged and Colin has moved out, we tend to put out less and less.  I was happy to see these small whimsical touches from my guy yesterday afternoon.  They make me smile.

I've been giving some thought to a word for 2020.  I don't feel as though I did a very good job picking a word for 2019 (Strength) (2018 was Adventure).  But I think I've hit upon a gem for 2020.  I feel as though it is going to be a very good word for me and something to focus on in the New Year.

We are going to my Uncle's funeral in Maryland tomorrow, so I will wish you all a wonderful weekend now - Enjoy!!


  1. Wishing you and Fletch safe travels to the funeral and back. I enjoyed seeing his decorating in the kitchen, especially the taped tags! The camper is my favorite as you could probably guess. :-) I love the idea of getting such beautiful ornaments each year. That's so special and a tangible reminder of a job you seem to love.
    Have a good and safe weekend Vera.

  2. Cute!
    Your snowflakes are beautiful! I'd leave those up all winter long!

  3. Safe travels to you! Those snowflakes... wow! Gorgeous!!

  4. Safe travels tomorrow and I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

  5. Wow, the crystal snowflakes are gorgeous! Safe travel to and from the funeral

  6. Safe travels. Sorry for the loss.

  7. That is really sweet of your husband. What a nice gift from your office!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
    *M*E*R*R*Y* * *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  8. what is the 'cleaning' word that you speak of??? ha ha. Your office is really nice, what a great gift!!

  9. Safe journey to you.

    What a fun little touch of Christmas Whimsy from your husband. He's a keeper.

  10. I love that your DH put out some decorations, too!
    The little touches are so pretty and the memories they
    spark are even better!

  11. Your kitchen decorations are delightful, especially the history of... Glad you’re back on track with the knitting.
    Safe trip to MD for the funeral.

  12. Hope the trip went well. Lovely to see the kitchen decorations. So much fun! (Love anything F Scott Fitzgerald.)