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I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.  My holiday shown merrily and it delighted me with its Christmas magic.

I live in a 1924 cottage, so I like vintage lights on my house during the season.  If only I didn’t have those steeped roof lines to make them hard to put up.  I collect hand blown ornaments each year to commemorate something that happened, or to represent something.  Guess what these ornaments represent.

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We always open presents on Christmas morning, what with having a young one.  We attend midnight mass on Christmas eve and come back with treats and drinks to sustain us.  As I have a lot of Christmas wrapping to handle before dawn!



I am happy to finally be able to chat with you all to show you my goodies from Christmas.  Santa thought I was a very good girl this year!

My first goodie was another bakelite bangle to add to my collection.  I don’t have any carved ones, so this is my first on that front.  Next was my refurbished Paul Ditisheim watch, with an emerald filigree band.  While the band looks positively dinky, it is an expansion band with a latch, so it JUST fits my wrist, though I have to hope I don’t get gangrene from blood loss to my fingertips.  But the wristband is just so lovely and I doubt we will find another matching one anytime soon that I can steal some links from.  So a bit of squeeze I will have to deal with.  And lastly is my refurbished 1935 Zenith 5S-29 tombstone radio.  It is just so darn pretty and elegant.  It is so big I’m trying to figure out where I’m going to place it, but I’ll find somewhere by hook or by crook.

Christmas presents carved bakelite bracelet
Christmas presents tombstone radio
Christmas presents deco watch

So, what did Santa bring you?

4 comments so far.

4 responses to “CHRISTMAS 2011 RECAP”

  1. Kate says:

    Lovely gifts! 🙂

  2. Laurence says:

    Lovely!!!! I love this watch.
    I received a vanity mirror for my '54 Chevy and a plane ticket from Paris to California…

  3. admin says:

    Thank you, Kate!

  4. admin says:

    Laurence, I hope one day to have a vintage auto to get goodies for. When are you coming to California?

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