The official Ginger Bread House of our Christmas. Compliments of The Bean.
Yesterday was a Happy Mail Day at my house. Three packages arrived. The first being a copy of the Cha-Cha Slide by Mr. C The Slide Man. Yes, I ordered it. Do you do know this song? It is so fun to dance to - I am not a dancer (and that is a real understatement) - but it is fun to do it with The Bean. They use it in PE to motivate the kids and keep them moving. We did it yessterday and I was tired when it ended. This is a 12 minute version and I thought it would never end!
The second package was an out of the Blue Christmas goodie package from
Miss Rebecca. She sent me a variety of yummy Christmas goodies including a fun vintage ornamnet, dish towels, a cookie cutter, vintage Christmas napkins, a hotpad and a sweet little book of Christmas tales. She also sent The Bean three very nice keychains from NYC featuring the WTC, Statue of Liberty and NYC itself. Thank you so much for thinking of us Rebecca!
The third package was a huge delightful box of vintage Christmas goodies from Sue, (Sveltestuff). We had agreed to swap vintage Christmas goodies with one another. It's funny, several of the items she sent me are very similar to those that I sent her. Great minds think alike, eh? She absolutely stuffed that box to the gills with all things Christmas-y and all things vintage. I was at somewhat of a disadvantage as she doesn't have a blog, so I don't know her likes and dislikes as well as she likes me. I know she likes VERA and Haegar pottery, but that's about it. But, boy, oh boy, does she know me. First of all, the Card attached had a store on it and she had converted it into a GROCERY STORE to coincide with my Grocery Store village. She also included a very funny old paperback novel entitled The Storekeepr about a grocery store owner. Fun! She, too, as well as Rebecca, included a fat little sack of keychains for The Bean. The kid cleaned up yesterday!
Lots and lots of vintage flocked Santas.
A few of my favorites including a celluloid Santa boot that matches a pair I already have, a celluloid Snowman and the old tin Scotch tape roll on the side. Love my old packaging, you know!
Lots of green Christmas napkins and a slew of red handled chippy old tools. Love them!
Lots of fun old doileys. ANd a copy of Country Home. It's funny. I had just ordered myself a subscription for Country Home magazine yesterday morning. (It was the Deal of the Day for only $3.15!)
Sue did the most wonderfull thing with a doiley. She threaded seam binding and lace through the holes ont eh edges to make a gift bag sort of puch and filled them with goodies. Isn't that a clever idea? I am always pikcing up lace and doileys. Now I have a use for them!
She wrapped all the goodies in vintage fabric, scarves and such. This paricular package was a napkin wrapped with a pipecleaner with jingley bells attached. As soon as I took it out of the box to open, Little lady honed in on it and took it as her own. She carries things around the house and then settles down to hold on to them. Shortly after this picture, she began to wrestle it nd I had to get it away from her wince I didn't know what lied within!
Sue, you sent so many wonderful things, this is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope you have fun with your big old box of STUFF too!
Here's wishing a Happy Mail Day to you too!
*PS to Sue and Rebecca - My email server has been down for two days so I can't thank you properly until it is back up. But, I will email you as soon as I can!
Seriously, two days without email. What is this? The STONE AGE?