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Fourth Day of Christmas

I realize that I have an old soul.  I like to joke that I’m a reincarnated 1940’s housewife because I’m so drawn to vintage old-fashioned things, especially from that era.  When it comes to Christmas decorating, it’s the same way.  I’m especially drawn to items that have a long history and show craftsmanship, like the Bavarian and Austrian Springerle molds above.  The Fourth Day of Christmas features old-fashioned baking using cookie molds and stamps. I started collecting the wood cookie presses a few years ago when I first stumbled across them. …

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Fifth Day of Christmas

Have you ever received a Christmas present that’s just too pretty to open?  I got one a few years ago just like that.  What I loved so much about the gift is that it resembled the gift giver who has fantastic taste.  I guess you could say the wrapping style reflected the person’s brand and aesthetic.  It was obvious that care and attention went not only into the gift, but the wrapping itself.  I love that!  The fifth day of Christmas features personalized gift wrapping that’s reflective of your style…

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Sixth Day of Christmas

Candlelight and Firelight are probably the biggest things that gets me through Winter.  I especially love using them at Christmastime.  When I was younger and my family lived in Pittsburgh for a few years, my family started the tradition of putting candles in our windows.  I’ve continued the tradition with my own family and in my own home.  The Sixth Day of Christmas features candlelight in windows during the long and dark Winter months. Last year, I put brass Christmas wreaths with an attached candle to light our home.  This year, I’m using…

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Seventh Day of Christmas

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways of decorating for Christmas is using what’s in your own kitchen pantry.  Items such as apples, oranges, berries, pomegranates, cinnamon sticks, and pinecones can be pretty, festive, and seasonal.  The seventh day of Christmas features a pretty Christmas centerpiece using these readily available pantry items. Using fruit and greenery to decorate for Christmas is popular in places such as Colonial Williamsburg and historic neighborhoods in the East Coast.  It’s a simple look that places emphasis on a low-key holiday that’s less about…

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Eighth Day of Christmas

I’ve been doing needlework since I was a young girl.  I started out doing patterns that featured chocolate because I thought that was a fun thing to cross stitch as a young girl.  LOL.   In fact, my mom just found a couple of “chocolate samplers” that I did when I was younger.  Apparently she moved them with her through countless houses.  One of the lovely things about needlework is that there are patterns for everything–including the holidays.  The Eighth Day of Christmas features pretty holiday needlework like the one you…

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