Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Christmas Wrap - Up

Life has been so busy, I have not written much about my Christmas. I wanted to document my favorite gifts before I forget :)
I received this wonderful little zip up bag made from measuring tapes!  I put the spools on to give you a sense of the size of the bag.  Haven't decided what I will use if for yet, but for now, I'm just admiring it! So cute!





I love this photo of the David's Tea Advent Calendar that my daughter bought for me. It was so much fun! Every day in December you open a little window and inside is a tiny tin of David's tea - a different kind each day. Few things are better than a cup of hot tea on a cold winter day, and it has been 
...C O L D!!
On the left is the fruit salad I made on Christmas day, and on the right is the orange cranberry bread my niece made.



Another favorite gift is this wonderful glass top table with a treadle iron base (with the Grinch tree on the top!)
My daughter and her boyfriend restored the previously rusty irons, painted them and made it into a table for me!






After the restoration process, the irons still work just fine so if I ever found a cabinet and machine to go on top, it could be a functional treadle. For now, it is a lovely table that makes me smile when I walk by :)
I just love this age old logo on the side of the machine. The work they did on it looks amazing.
 


Look how they hand painted SINGER in gold letters and made it look so professional!
Such wonderful gifts!



We also had a fun visit to Michigan and saw the sparkly buildings in Rochester. The lights were very pretty, but it was too cold for the dogs! (and me!)










14 comments:

  1. All nice gifts but that table is just outstanding! What a great job they did. I am sorry about Molly..saw that post too :(

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  2. Some really lovely gifts! I love the idea of the tea advent calendar -- how sweet! And the table is *awesome*! :)

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  3. Sweet gifts indeed - espcially the table.

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  4. What a wonderful Christmas! I am so impressed with the work done to restore the rusty Singer. Turning the base into a glass topped table was a stroke of genius. Love the advent tea calendar. I'll have to remember to look for it next year. A perfect gift for some tea grannies I know.

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  5. Wow! Those are some awesome and thoughtful gifts! I am so jealous!

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  6. You got some fabulous gifts - thank you for sharing!

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  7. You keep your passport busy coming and going to the USA. Glad you had a good Christmas. Sorry about your pup. I am sad to see Treadles re-cycled and separated from their machines. They did a good job on the irons.

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  8. What great gifts you received. I've never heard of a tea advent calendar... great idea, instead of the regular chocolate. And that table... a lot of love went into restoring that one for you.And the bag, is just so much fun, an instant conversation started, should you take hand work in it when you go places.

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  9. OMG! I love the treadle table. Be on the look out for another. I have a friend in my book club and she has two treadle irons with a 9 ft x 9 ft marble piece as her kitchen table. It is truly the best kitchen table I have ever seen!!!! The tea advent calendar is a great idea for my MIL I will be looking out for one. Thanks for sharing your amazing gifts!

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  10. What a fabulous table...love love love it...

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  11. I'm happy to see that you were well gifted, Kathy.
    The lights look very fun--in spite of the cold. : )

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  12. Lovely gifts Kathy. How inspired of your daughter to do the treadle table for you. The tape measure bag is pretty clever too!

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  13. Love the idea of the tea advent calendar.
    I would like to know where to get them. Great for next Xmas

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  14. Oooh, very fun gifts! Your daughter did a great job with the treadle table, very nicely done.

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