Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2018

Greetings, my friends.  This is an (almost) eleventh hour post to close out 2018 and to vow to be a better blogger friend in the New Year!  My Christmas tree looks about the same as it does every year, but I love it so.  My favorite ornament continues to be Dorothy's Red Shoe, purchased at the Smithsonian Museum of American History a few years ago.  It's there in the middle - a little to the left.  My bear was from the now defunct Rich's Department Store, free with a purchase (or something like that) back in the 70s.  I saw one at an antique mall last Saturday for $24.  Mine still looks new every year, since it stays in a plastic bag in the Christmas closet during the year.  

My sister and brother-in-law's home on Christmas morning, before I saw anyone.  Peaceful and quiet.  This was my late mother's wee Christmas tree that she had in her assisted living apartment.  I love that my sis puts it in her foyer every year.

Kitty Pete on Christmas Day.  It was warm enough in the Florida panhandle to sit outside with no jacket.  Pete was the first one I saw on Christmas morning.  He was lying on the kitchen table, which he is forbidden to do.  I was looking at the view out back before I spotted him.  He looked at me with no guilt.  He either figured I didn't care that he was on the table, or he didn't care what I thought.  I imagine it as the latter.  :)

Spotted at the aforementioned antique mall last Saturday.  A cardboard cutout of the King of Rock and Roll.  I texted the photo to my friend Steven, who has a partner who adores Elvis.  He replied, "I love what you've done with your living room!"  

I hope your holidays were Merry and Bright.  And I hope the New Year will be good to you.  Hugs!

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful decorations and tree. I wish you and your family all the best in 2019, a very Happy & healthy New Year!

Louvregirl said...

Wh-wh-what??? Here you are!!! Happy New year Lynn. Karen

Louvregirl said...

P.S. I re-aaaa--llly 'want' that life size cut out of Elvis!!! How much WAS it??? Karen :) (I have watched the specials about him on HBO recently and they were fascinating!!) That is so cool. Miss you at my site...I posted as well!

Louvregirl said...

Glad you are enjoying (or enjoyed) your annual holiday time with your sister also!! ;-) lg! :) :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your friend Steven is quite the humorist, LOL! All the trees in this post are gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Kay G. said...

I remember the Rich's bear! You know I do! My favorite thing on Instagram this year was from the American History Museum, where the conservator had painstakingly renewed every single sequin onto Dorothy 's red shoes!

Kay G. said...

Oh! Forgot to say, I love Elvis! I have sent a card with Elvis in that gold suit to my nephew, he looks like Elvis but with blonde hair!

Elephant's Child said...

It is LOVELY to see a post from you.
I can see that your Christmas was lovely, and hope that the New Year is equally so.

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad to see you here. I hope you had a Merry Christmas - Happy New Year! sandie

Granny Annie said...

What beautiful Christmas images. Love the trees. I have my mom's wee tree also but did not decorate this year. Right now I have a pot of black-eyed peas simmering on the stove and hoping for luck in the New Year. I wish you lots of luck and happiness in 2019.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy New Year, Lynn, and it was so nice to see your post showing your Christmas decorations. Of course, I loved the story about your favorite ornament being Dorothy's red shoe as that is my given name! And, I also have some older and favorite teddy bears that were not put out with this year's decorations, but next year we may do a Beary Christmas theme. It was so nice to read about and see that little tree that was formerly in your mom's place and is now in your sister's home as I am sure it brings memories for you both. We also had an aunt who adored Elvis and would also have loved that display!

Thanks for your comments on our blog "last" year and looking forward to seeing you in blog-land in 2019.

sage said...

Have a wonderful New Year, Lynn. Love your decorations and the bear!

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Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see this post from you.
Your Christmas tree looks beautiful.

Wishing you a Happy New Year.

All the best Jan

Snaggle Tooth said...

I like your tree n ornaments! I miss having a tree-
Christmas was about 50F here, but after a few hours visiting grandkids, I had to go work all night.
We had a Riches store nearby in Plymouth. It was fun to Xmas shop here. Glad you made it to your Sister's for the holiday. Pete is looking pretty! Cats always seem to know when to disregard the rules!
I wonder if LLcoolJoe would put that Elvis in his parlor? Well, at least in his studio room.
Good thing to see a post here again!

Lee said...

I'm running incredibly late, Lynn...sorry...but being late doesn't mean my good wishes are any less meaningful and powerful! I wish you and your loved ones all the very best 2019 has to offer.

Kitty Pete is very much like my beloved, Remy...my male cat. Remy's sister (same ages...16 years) is lovely, too...she is a tabby...both are very spoiled. And why not, I say! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - love the photos and the sentiment of your sister to put your mother's little tree up as well as other decorations. Pete sounds like he has life taped ... beautiful place to live for all concerned. Happy New Year - a month late ... but I'm sort of getting back into it - cheers Hilary

LL Cool Joe said...

How come I missed this post especially as it featured Elvis!

I just came here to wish you a Happy New Year but we are in February now! I hope all is well.

Louvregirl said...

Hey Lynn! I miss you! Karen

Clipping Quick said...

wow!!! beautiful cards!!! I loooove them!! hope your little one is feeling much better, take care :) x
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Louvregirl said...

Hey Lynn. Miss you & do hope that you are well. Karen :)

Elephant's Child said...

Missing you, and hoping life is treating you kindly.

Jeff said...

You are missed, Lynn. I hope all is well. Your trees are beautiful.

Betty Manousos said...

Missed you, Lynn, hope all well. Thinking of you. Wish you a great day. Happy 4th!! Xoxoxo