My Favorite Christmas Decoration This Year

December 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm 3 comments

Okay, so not a lot of time to read or write while preparing for Christmas and guests, but I’m trying to not disappear altogether!  this is one of my favorite Christmas ornaments this year.  My Dad puts in these new house lights for me (clearance, Home Depot, thank you very much…just what I had in mind five years ago and couldn’t find!)  Off with the rusty brass, on with the…well, all over rusty lamp!  😀

My awesome Dad hung them for me.   I wanted something special to put on it since it’s right where we put into the garage.  But, I couldn’t find anything, even at Hobby Lobby!

This one lady was holding a candle holder wreathy-looking thing.  I said, “Whoa, where’d you find that?”  (Everything was gone…not even any ribbon left at Hobby Lobby two weeks before Christmas!)  She said, “You want it?”  I said, “Well, if you aren’t buying it, I’m interested.”  She handed it over, and I’m still praying for God to bless her!

I squished it all together and tied it up around the light and added a bow.  And then…it snowed, which makes everything beautiful!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  December 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Very pretty!

  • 2. cassandra minton  |  December 19, 2008 at 8:45 am

    LOVE the light and wreath !!!!!

  • 3. Kimberly  |  December 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    very nice!

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