The pictures are from Christmas Eve at my Mom's house. As I mentioned before, she decorates her home so it looks magical!!
Mike and I.....Christmas love!
My Mom and I in our matching hats that we got at the Swedish shop in Rockford, IL.
My brother and I!
Here is our table set for a lovely meal! Small table for four....we miss our family that could not be with us....loving thoughts of our Grandmothers, Grandfathers, and family that lives in other states.
The best Christmas Tree in the whole world! Every ornament picked with loving care and every ornament has a memory!
Mike made some totally great and delectable lime sugar cookies! Big yum!
This is my Grandpa Bates' sled. He carved his initials and the year 1917 in the wood!
Mom's doll and bookcase....
Are you acquainted with Miss Muffy Vanderbear????? She is pleased to see you!
Mom and her little Hummel tree. Tres cute!
Blurry tree picture........Note to self..need to learn how to use digital camera better!
Uncle Misteletoe.....for all people familiar with Chicago Christmas traditions...
This lovely little ornament was made by the lovely Heather Simpson-Bluhm.....I gave it to my Mom for her birthday and it is perfect near the fireplace and on the tree! It went back and forth between the two for optimal viewing!
One of my Mom's Nancy Ann story book dolls. I believe these were popular in the 1940's. Extreme cuteness alert!
Snowmen and others on top of the speaker.
That little dear in the photograph is my Grandma Bates.
Blurry action, but had to include it as this was such a beautiful tableau done by my Mom.
Love this plaque on the back of the front door.
and a good time was had by all..........................
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