and it is sort of a contemporary one…    

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it is looking a lot like christmas

by rae on December 23, 2013

  Merry Christmas to all! And it does look a lot like Christmas! We are in the midst of our traveling and cooking and all that goes with this holiday. We managed trip one between freezing drizzle and returned to town just as the second round of the same hit. Did our grocery shopping during [...]

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this year’s diy christmas tree

by rae on November 21, 2013

  This year’s table top tree! All old ornaments and last year’s tree.   Last year we went with a table top tree because our space is small and I hate how crowded the house feels with a full size tree. This tree had a very nice shape and was the right size. I put [...]

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merry christmas

by rae on December 24, 2012

this photo always intrigued me. It is where my Dad ate Christmas dinner one year somewhere in Europe during WWII. The mismatched chairs, the odd wires on the wall… the cloth tablecloths, the Christmas tree… the table laddened with fruit and sweets and wine. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing I wish you a [...]

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And this storm is maybe half over. Just got plowed out and they will be back again before the it is over. The city is pretty much shut down, no buses are running. I have chili in the crockpot. This always amazes me. This is how the ice starts to form on the lake. It [...]

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deck the halls & giveaway

by rae on December 4, 2012

  After living here for 3 years I am trying something new for Christmas. I like the red balls on the topiary in the doorway. And the lights on the lake windows are back. LOVE these and wished I had gotten to IKEA for more. I will hate the year that these start to burn [...]

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  this postcard that I have had for many years always amuses me. Two reasons. First I use to work for Seiferts, a collection of women’s clothing stores that is no more. Always in June I started to figure out what colors Christmas would be. I still remember the year of mauve. Frankly I never [...]

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