After getting out a few Santas yesterday, I decided to cut a bunch of rosemary and
eucalyptus and make some Christmassy arrangements. Rosemary is such a wonderful
plant and has such a pungent fragrance; it feels and smells like Christmas to me.
Then, after a look around, I decided that the clutter that has been accumulating must go,
so I did the Flylady 27 thing fling (well, actually, probably 127 thing fling). Dusted,
vacuumed, emptied dishwasher, washed and folded clothes, changed sheets, etc.
Used old red & white quilt and green & white quilt (in tatters) that I bought years
ago at fleamarkets years ago to cover tables. Love the Christmas look of these old
quilts; they really brighten things up. I regret not having my tree (covered with my
beloved button hooks) to gaze at, but simply too much trouble, and the rosemary,
santas, and quilts give me comfort and Christmas cheer.
This is about half of the collection of button hooks that I hang
with little organdy bows on the tree each year, but many are
so similar-either advertising hooks or hooks that were part
of a set (brush, comb, nail file, etc.) Silver, silver plate, bone, ivory, celluloid, wood...all sizes for shoes to collar buttons or buttons for baby clothes and shoes.
The smaller hooks are some of my favorites - in this picture
with the quarters to give an idea of size. The smallest is 2"
and the largest with the pink flowers is 5" and was purchased
on our honeymoon for $8. For some reason, last year I didn't wrap them separately and now, I will have to spend the time cleaning, de-rusting, and polishing. Bleah!
I'm having trouble with this post. Lost some of it and sometimes the pictures don't show.