It won't be long and our Christmas will be upon us. Since we celebrate early this year, it's time to get things shiny and bright.
I cannot believe how dusty things get in storage., this case, on the mantel. Of course, I will blame my achy bones.
Awww, much better!
(enlarge by clicking on one of the pictures, not to see the dust, but the shine)
All in a row, one gas lantern at a time.
This tall globed beauty is one of my favorites. It was given to me as a gift one Christmas, from a dear bachelor neighbor that we barter with for pork each year. What a sweet guy.
Another favorite is this fat bellied one from another neighbor who's home we take care of when he becomes a 'snow bird ' that leaves for warmer states for the winter.
Gene, our bartering neighbor and friend, used to carry this lantern up the stairs to his un-insulated bedroom each night as a kid. It was his night light.
When I was in my meer 20's, I found these kaleidoscopes. They come out each Christmas so we all can find their treasures as we look at the tree lights and the snow-covered boughs.
And the reason for the season,
God blessed us with the birth of his Son,
Jesus in the manger.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sing while you decorate for Christmas.
It will lighten your spirit as well as the Lord's.