I finally got to put up my Santa and Reindeer Blow Mold pieces yesterday.
Some finagling needed to be done, front deer was missing his stand so I had to improvise with a pole, the other deer was missing antlers, I guess now he’s a she. ;)
And Santa’s sleigh runners were broken and needed some stabilization.
But, all in all these guys were pretty intact, even down to the red plastic reins!
When I was done and it finally got dark enough out to see them all lit up, Mike decided he liked them after all!
I was inspired by all the wonderful comments I got last week when I asked whether I should keep these curb found goodies.
But the one that really got me was from Kolein, of Kitchen Table Productions.
I just love that lady, she is so fun, living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment.
Check out her reaction when she scored free boughs from Lowes!
She wrote a very heartfelt comment on the feelings this vintage set evoked.
It brought tears to my eyes, she said it so well.
Once I read it, there was no question as to whether or not to keep these guys, they had to stay.
That display reminds me of a time gone by -when plastic things were NOT in abundance - when kids were outdoors with their dads putting up all the lights and the decorations, while moms were in the house baking, wearing aprons and making the house all festive. ( Ok, she probably had a cigarette hanging out of her mouth, but there was a lot of love in that place.) -when streets were safe and kids went sledding all day and then went over to ANY of their friend's homes to share hot cocoa - when neighbors waved hello and shoveled each other's driveways, just because - when family was nearby or at least a phone call away if you were stuck in the snow -when the celebration of the season had a deep, rich, heart felt expectation - even the cheek pinches from Auntie were a lovely touch of the spirit -when we all bundled up in the car, 13 or 14, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and drove up and down the streets to "ooh and aah" at the Christmas lights in and around town -when we walked hand in hand with our mom or dad or grandma or grandpa to our little downtown area that was over-the-top decorated with holiday fanfare, while Christmas music played on speakers for everyone to enjoy.
And we were safe. Safe from the ills of the world, safe from troubles, safe and protected because LOVE was the format upon which we depended - because there were those who took the time to supplied it for us.
Put that sleigh up. If you don't, I just might cry!
Thank you so much Kolein, could you pass the Kleenex, please?
Do me a favor, drop by Kolein’s and give her some love for that special feeling she just brought you, ok?
Wishing you all an old
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