Sunday, December 19, 2010

Countdown week

This week will be over with quicker than any of us want.

So I will be brief and show you a few of my favorite things.

This nativity set was purchased by me. I was only 6 years old at the time. Mom said I had saved my money for this. She took me to Milo Walz hardware store. This was a family owned business on the south side of town, mostly a German community. It cost me $6.00 in 1958.

This is our rotating tree. I only wish I had taken the time to count all the ornaments on it. There are antique German ornaments bought 20 some years ago at the Blacksmith's grandmother's auction. There are new ornaments purchased from Hobby Lobby. Many are Christopher Radko's bought over the years. A lot are gifts from family and friends. None are your typical round glass ornament. Each one is individually wrapped in tissue paper when taken off of the tree.
Hope you all have a stress free week!


Annie Jones said...

You have a very pretty tree. Do you turn it on to rotate? Ours will spin, but I keep it turned off. It makes me a little motion-sick if it's turning. LOL!

Rural Revival said...

Patti, Your tree is beautiful and what a sweet story about your nativity set.

Enjoy your week!

katie said...

Your tree is beautiful.
What a great thing to have the nativity scene you bought as a child.
Enjoy the week

Jeri Landers said...

That has to be one of the most special Nativity sets ever, to have bought it with your own money so long ago, I love that!
By the way, I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but you were one of my first followers, in fact you were number 2. I was so grateful at the time, that at least there were 2 people reading my blog!
Have a beautiful holiday with your family!

Zoey said...

Your tree is beautiful. I love the nativity story. Christmas is so much more special when you have all those memories attached to it.

Deanna said...

Your tree is beautiful! I especially love your nativity set. What a special story.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Your tree is so pretty! $6.00 for a Nativity scene in '58, was that a lot of money back then?
Merry Christmas Patti and family! Nicole