Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sharing the Season 2013

Well, here we are again, the holiday season.  Have you been good boyz or naughty boyz?  Yeah, just as I figured; naughty as hell and proud of it too!

I thought I would share some of my tree ornaments with my boyfriends, since all y'all are so damn far away.  And these are different ornaments from the ones I pictured last year.

First up, a "prize" (as Dr. Spo calls them) from a boyfriend (you know who you are).  I wanted to get a pix before I opened any of the boxes; they are full of chocolates!  And you KNOW how much I love chocolate (hormones, ya know).


First ornament, Snoopy popping out of an egg.  Talk about mixing the seasons!  This came from one of spouse's uncles, who died in July at age 89.


A deceased cousin of mine made this about 50 years ago; she made it from an egg shell and added beads and ribbon and the deer.


A pink crocheted pickle, from a deceased member of my now-disbanded knitting group.  Apparently it is a German tradition.  Who knew?


Again, with a nod to Spo, here is MY Bronner bulb with my name on it.  I purchased this in the early 80s from a co-worker at the time.


 A pussycat made in Indonesia.  I forget who gave me this one.
 

Meredith's bell; she LOVES to bat at this ornament to hear the sound it makes.  And NO ANGEL gets its wings either!  Bwhahahahahaha!


This is the oldest ornament in my collection.  It belonged to my paternal grandfather, and it came from Manchester UK when he emigrated here.  My sister has a green star just like this one.


A (plastic) chocolate moose!  Bwhahahahahaha!


The green and white tree skirt (see above pix) was crocheted by a now-deceased co-worker back in the late 80s.  Man, there are a lot of dead people in this entry! ;-)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL MY BOYFRIENDS EVERYWHERE!

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PETER!



32 comments:

  1. Anne Marie, I'm good at being naughty! You and everyone in your house have a Merry Christmas and enjoy some well deserved time off.

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    1. I only have off on wednesday, but one day off is better than no days off. I want to see your naughtiness in march!

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  2. I hope you have a great holiday, sweetie!

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    1. love and warmth to you, dear buddybear! xxoo

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  3. O CHRISTMAS TREE... thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. I love chocolates (but I don't know anything about hormones). I also like all of your Christmas tree ornaments - - although I have never before seen a crocheted pickle. It looks good in pink.
    Have a happy holiday!

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    1. that's cause the hormones work on GIRLS only. smooches all the way to TX!

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  5. Anne Marie,

    Great selection of John Lennon's "A Very Merry Christmas!" I LOVE this song. Perhaps one if not my VERY favorite. Every time I hear it I tear up. Have a Happy Christmas dear.

    Ron

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    1. it's also todd's fave holiday song. smooches to you and bill. have fun with "the balls"!

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  6. Dear Anne Marie, thank you for thinking of me in the post, also thank you for the lovely card you send me.

    Have to keep in mind you're a chocoholic too when it's vacation time next summer. [I'm coming your way!] Only have to fugure out the date.

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    1. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! a visit! that is even BETTER than chocolate! :)

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  7. Wouldn't it be funny if ornaments were made of chocolate. No need to store them away when the season is over. Of course, with me, not too many would be left on the tree for that special day. Hope you and Todd have a great Christmas eve and a merry Christmas day tomorrow!

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    1. merci beaucoup, nadege! joyeux noel et bonne annee! and yeah, I hear ya about the chocolate ornaments...

      ;-b

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    1. thank you, sluggy; the same to you and your family too!

      (I'm a poet and I don't know it)

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  9. Merry Christmas, Anne Marie, to you and Arteegee

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    1. guess what - arteejee has come down with a head cold. oy! no escaping illness this holiday. :(

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  10. Ring dem bells, A.M. 'cos I'm sending you season's felicitations on the BIG day itself - whilst in no way forgetting your other half.
    My furry felix-some family also wish to be included in the message, with extra sniff-sniff greetings to your own little M & N., both of whom I think must be finding your tree fascinating and irresistible, a temptation which must be investigated.

    Enough for now - you've a busy-busy day ahead. See ya later! Byeeee!
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    1. happy xmoose to you and the pussies, king raybeard! I think a pussy post from you for the new year will be a treat (hint hint).

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    2. No need to wait, A.M. Look right now! (Pure coincidence.)

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  11. Fun pictures and a nice story to go with all the ornaments. Enjoy the chocolates. Happy Holiday to you both. Cheers!

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    1. MWAH back atcha, dear cajun! c ya in march! :)

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  12. Janey, the Christmas VirginDecember 25, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Dear AM,

    Your post was lovely! As someone who keeps his tree up year-round (like the crazy people do) and whose tree has many ornaments, each with its own story, I greatly enjoyed reading about the history, provenance and memeories of your ornaments.

    I believe you may be traveling upstate to visit Todd's family today; Merry Christmas and safe travels!

    Love, Janey

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    1. dear xmoose virgin, we saw todd's family last weekend. we are both due back at work tomorrow.

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  13. Very nice ornaments. I love how you know where they all came from. I think that is what helps make a Christmas special.

    Merry Christmas, Anne Marie!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. and the same to you, jay! only 2.5 months til bloggerfest!

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  14. Merry Christmas tootes! I just back with visting from family and getting caught up with blogs! Have I been good? When? Beautiful tree! I love to see what all the bloggers do! Last year I had a whole post I called Christmas Tree exhibition,where readers could submit trees, and I did a whole post. It was very interesting to see the personality come through. Glad you are having a nice holiday!!!!!!!

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    1. is all the gin gone? if not, let's have a cock-a-tail or two to celebrate the end of this year! :)

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  15. I've been away; but I hope your christmas was a splendid one and you got all the prizes you hoped to get !!

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    1. well, I didn't ask for anything really...got a book, a fleece jacket, a shirt, and 2 bottles of booze. xmoose day we ate indian food and watched "duck soup" and "animal crackers".

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