This jolly fellow spends every December in our kitchen. Unbelievably, he has been a part of every one of my Christmases. My parents bought this Frosty almost seventy five years ago. My sister, who is in her early seventies, left her teeth marks on his backside many, many years ago. He is one of Annie's favorite Christmas decorations and we are happy he's still going strong all these years later.
The Girls are enjoying all the holiday goings on from their baskets above the sink.
They are draped in berries and twinkly lights...
and small glowing candles.
They look so pretty when the lights are out. I'll have to try to remember to snap a pic later tonight.
My four o'clock tea time is sacred to me. A pretty Susan Branch Christmas cup and a floral napkin make it all the more enjoyable. Napkins are something Annie and I are crazy about. Caspari paper goods never disappoint. Homegoods is a good source. A bayberry candle is always burning at our house during the season.
The church at the top of our street constructs an elaborate town of Bethlehem every year. We, and our neighbors, affectionately call it Drive Thru Jesus.
This is a huge undertaking and requires hours of preparation. It runs for three nights. We hopped in the car last night...Annie and I in our jammies...and went back in time over two thousand years.
Parishioners and their families bring the story to life. (Love all the venerable live oaks overhead).
Characters come up to your car and ask you questions..."There is a family looking for shelter, have you seen them"?
Incense burns and the din of the market make the scene so real.
Joseph and Mary are looking for a place to stay.
and Wise Men follow the star.
They find the family in a stable.
We were so impressed by this lovely production of the Christmas Story. It will become a yearly part of the season for us. Annie thought it was just wonderful! We made a great memory...in our jammies!
Hope you are keeping warm and enjoying the magic of Christmas1
Enjoy the day,