A random assortment of happenings -
1) We started the advent calendars yesterday. I sent ones to the kids living away from home (which you can read about here), but frankly I was tired of cutting envelopes and punching holes and tying ribbon so for William, who is still at home, I used the felt snowman advent calendar that we used when they the kids were young. In case you were wondering what a 16 year old boy wants to find in his advent calendar, have a look at the photo below. It looks like I stuck a bunch of treats to the wall. He's happy though.
2) I've been rather lucky recently in finding treasures at the thrift store and antique store. I found this Villeroy and Boch pitcher with a sweet little winter scene on it (the lid is missing, but I can live with that),
this old blue canning jar ( now I have two - yeah!),
some vintage (or possibly just vintage-looking) Christmas ornaments,
and these lovely old gingerbread trim pieces.
I was thinking of putting them above the sliding door as I have always thought it looked a bit bare up there. What do you think? Should they be resting on the trim or hung a few inches above the trim???
3) And finally, you just never know what you will find at Eddie Bauer these days.