t’s finally snowing in Boston. It was 70 degrees here on Thursday. Very anti-Decemberish. So, I’m extremely excited to see the white fluff whisping around outside and even sticking on the ground. I’m about to go celebrate with a fresh mug of hot chocolate and mini-marshmallows. But first, I want to share some fun Swedish finds with you… they’ll keep you happy and warm this Saturday evening, whether yours is snowy or not. 🙂
Vintage book covers and ads straight from David at the Klockarp Institute:
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I went to Ohio to spend Christmas with my mom in her new house in a new town. Because Santa is brilliant and magical, He still found me. And He gave me these:
I made a family tree for my grandmother for Christmas (with a little help from Paper Source and my Scotch Craft Stick!):
And then my mom put Becky-dog in a dress. Humiliation ensued, and Becky refused to look anyone in the eye.
Here ‘s a mixture of things I made and purchased for my mom (note: NOT a doggy dress):
My mom lives a town over from where Thomas Edison was born (Milan, OH), so of course I was a nerd and had to go:
Edison wrote these really sweet/artful notes to his daughter, Madeleine:
The Edison’s kitchen was lovely and located in the basement of the house:
Meanwhile, back at Mom’s…Christmas ornaments:
Becky and I played Hide ‘n Seek . I won:
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(Image: Currier & Ives, 1876)
The end of another semester + the birth of my insanely cute niece & nephew + the holidays = an unfortunate-but-necessary break from the blogging action. I’m kind of suffering from Blog Withdrawal (BW). Cold sweats, twitching… it isn’t pretty.
But I’ll be back soon… and I absolutely cannot wait to flaunt some of the wordsy&eggsy treasures I received from Santa! Santa RULES!!!
I hope you’re all enjoying the loveliest of holidays (and the yummiest of foods — especially cookies)!
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