Show and Tell Friday

Kelli at There’s No Place Like Home hosts “Show and Tell Friday” asking Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there’s a story behind your special something, that’s even better! If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your “Show and Tell” on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky. Guidelines are here.

I’ve been wanting to put a miniature Christmas tree on my dry sink for a long time, and got some components in previous years, but this is the first year I got everything I needed to complete it and actually put it up.

Miniature Christmas tree

It’s a smidgen too tall for the space there — I think I might snip the top of it so the little star topper fits under the shelf. I love the tree skirt (half off at Hobby Lobby, as were some of the other decorations). I’m pleased with how it turned out.

I won from a giveaway Miss Sandy had at Quill Cottage this lovely Nativity decoration she made.

Christmas Nativity decoration

She has one she uses as a tree topper. I don’t want to put mine there but I haven’t decided exactly where to put it yet. But it’s lovely — thank you, Sandy!

I have a couple of Christmas pins, one a little more dressy and one more casual:

Christmas pins

I got them both at an annual craft show when we lived in GA. That’s one of the things I miss most about that area. Unfortunately it’s a little too far to drive there just for this event, but I’ve been tempted.

And, finally, it has been a little while since I showed my “work in progress,” so I thought I’d do that today as well.

WIP

I’ve had to lay it aside to get other things done over the holidays, but I’m looking forward to getting back to it soon.

My college student’s last day of school was yesterday, and my youngest’s last day is today. My husband is working from home today and then off next week, so we’re about to enjoy some vacation time. I got a late start on Christmas tasks — I don’t know what kind of fog I was in, but it suddenly dawned on me that December was nearly half over and I needed to get down to business. I kicked it into high gear, and praying much and leaning on the Lord for grace, got out-of-town packages in the mail as well as the Christmas cards to far-flung relatives. I’ll finish the other Christmas cards today and have some odds and ends shopping to finish up. Last night was the last “official” event to go to, my youngest son’s Christmas concert at school. We do have a Christmas Eve service at church, and my anniversary is Sunday, for which my husband is taking me out to dinner Saturday night. We may go to one of the drive-through Christmas light displays nearby. I haven’t done any baking and hope to get some Harvest Loaf Cake made this weekend. But overall I am feeling good about the progress on holiday activities and looking forward to next week. Have a great weekend!

22 thoughts on “Show and Tell Friday

  1. I wish you a Happy Anniversary. We like to take a drive to see decorations too. There’s a church close by that has a huge drive through display, and we always do that.

  2. I hope you enjoy your time with your family, Brab. I am not the Linda C above, but I am indeed Linda C. of 2nd Cup. Love your gingerbread man pin! Merriest of Christmases!

  3. Your fog is my fog. LOL. I haven’t even done the Christmas cards yet. Sigh.

    Love your little gingerbread man pin. So cute. Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

  4. I love your little tree! And that nativity decoration is just gorgeous – congratulations on winning it. I need to go enter all the contests you do! 😉

    Your cross stitch is coming along great. It’s going to be beautiful when it’s finished.

  5. I love your little tree and the tree topper is so pretty. Its pretty just displayed the way you have it. I think Christmas has kind of snuck up on all of us. It does that to me every year. I can’t believe it is just a few days away.
    Charlotte

  6. Everything is so pretty… My home fellowship group will be having a Christmas party tonight with nativity theme/presentation. I hope to capture some good shots of it.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I love the little tree – it is cute. The nativity gift was absolutly beautiful!!! I was also suprised when you said Harvest Loaf – I have the recipe to that – and love it. My husband did not like it for a long time – he thought the chocolate chips where rasins. When i told him they were chocolate chips – he said that he loved it. LOL Go figure.

    Merry Christmas,
    ~Martie

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