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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shine On

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.



jack69 said...

Beautiful entry. Love the pictures and narrative. The lamps bring back memories from living with my sister in the summers and going to Grandpa Hilly's down in Georgia.

Life was simpler then. LOve your fireplace mantle decorations...

Hope your day is great. Love from Florida

Bonnie K said...

Fun decorations. The kalidascopes look like so much fun. I never thought about looking at Christmas lights through them.

Michelle said...

I love the shots of the lamps. My grandma used to use them when I was a child. Great memories!

Muffy's Marks said...

Oh, for heavens sakes, I saw you lanterns, and just glanced at my old antique one that is all cleaned up and decked out ready for Christmas.

troutbirder said...

A warm and friendly post. I do miss this aspect of Christmas decorating our home. But the vagaries of life send us for the season to Arizona where our son and family live. It's great to be with them but I still miss those days gone by at HOME....

Chatty Crone said...

Girl you are ready for Christmas with your lovely decorations. You were busy this weekend. I especially love the globe. Sandie

Dee said...

Beautiful lantern collection...looks so pretty on your mantle with the mirror behind them.

Shelley said...

Those lanterns are beautiful and perfect to have in a log home! Hope you are keeping warm!


imac said...

Great post and pics, love the last shot.
Was there a spec of dust on the 3rd pic??

Haha - that made you check and look .lol

Cher' Shots said...

I guess Mom taught us well ... we all seem to take after her in that all of us girls seem to have a collection of oil lamps. Love your Christmas decorating.
'love & hugs from afar Sis'