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The Advent of Santa: Day Six

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When we were children, my sister had a santa that looked much like today's Santa. I have no idea how she came to have him, but I distinctly recall he belonged to her for some reason. I am holding a brand new give-away ... details further on in this blog. As the years went by her Santa hung on the family Christmas tree each year and when she became an adult and moved out, her Santa stayed with the family collection at my parents' house. I always liked him because he had such a wonderful, old-fashioned look. When my husband...

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The Advent of Santa: Day Four

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Now here is a sooty ol' Santa Claus ... he must have been practicing getting into and out of some chimneys. The Santa in my advent yesterday was a candle Santa (again, I don't understand why Santa seems appropriate as a candle subject, because what if someone burned him and he melted.  It is just one of the saddest thoughts, a melting Santa. But, I digress ...  back on point, yesterday's Santa was a candle and today's is a candle as well.  I bought this one not long after I bought the other one--perhaps a year or two later.  Perhaps...

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The Advent of Santa: Day 1

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Sunday my baby grand-daughter helped me unpack my Santa collection and set the jolly old elves out around the house.  We set quite a few of them all along the window sash frames in the four dinning room windows facing our barn. Others, we sat and stood all along the fireplace mantle in our sitting room.  A few others we placed on the tops of floor cabinets, hutches, and a knee wall. After they were all arranged we counted them up ... 43 in all--I didn't realize I had that many so far. I started collecting them when my children...

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It Happened One Night

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Having been featured in the "Treasury" collections of other Etsy sellers frequently, I decided it was time to pay it forward and create a Treasury of my own to promote some very aesthetic, special-to-me, items I have seen on Etsy. It is sort of like window shopping, but at home in my PJs while Sweet Pea runs around the room playing with toys and singing pretty little songs to herself. So, how about grabbing a cuppa something and taking a look at what I "treasured" this morning ...

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Free knitted scarf pattern

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[twitter-follow screen_name='ILiveonaFarm' show_count='yes'] 12-12-2012:  Catch up with me at my latest blog post  --> here. This scarf pattern is available as a free Ravelry download with the latest updates and awesome yarn recommendations.  Click the link (words "free Ravelry download") or search "New York Scarf - A Guy's Woolie Warmer" on Revelry to get your free download Check out my son's Etsy shop, Flying Junction. He is an awesome urban graphic artist and photographer with a line of vintage-inspired subway signs, bus scrolls, urban typography maps, vintage maps, other cool urban art. He is the guy I designed this scarf and...

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