Tag Archive: Christmas

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.  Peace on earth and goodwill towards men.

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Christmas Past


Christmas 1998.

I had way more energy back then and I still can’t wait for Christmas.

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Napco Christmas Bells 1956


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Christkindlmarket Night Chicago












My daughter and I spent this evening at the Christkindlmarket in Chicago’s Daley Plaza.  A beautiful night with carols being sung by the choir and festive Christmas ornaments abound.  This year we brought home the Chicago Skyline ornament and couldn’t pass on the Chicago Bean dressed for the holidays.  They are both absolutely fabulous and are now hanging on our tree at home.








Next, we headed over to Marshall Field’s (aka Macy’s) to see the Christmas windows and holidays displays.  Of course, our visit wouldn’t be complete without Frango mints and a stop at the Walnut Room to view the Christmas Tree.


Finally, we ended the evening with dinner and drinks at Petterino’s where the food was fabulous, the atmosphere festive and the company, the best.  Love you always Abby!  Mom

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Vintage Christmas Tree Pins














Just wanted to share some of my favorite pins from my vintage Christmas jewelry collection.  My favorite part of this season is to be able to take these lovely works of art out of the drawer and wear them out and about throughout the holiday season.  Most are Hollycraft pins, a couple of Weiss and one unmarked.  Ready to pin one on and head out the door.

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Christmas Pants


As I was running down the sidewalk today heading for Starbucks to grab a peppermint mocha, I saw these Christmas Red corduroy pants in the window at J McLaughlin and yes, they are embroidered with Christmas Trees.  Okay, too cute and there is not one person in my house who would wear these, except me.  I do believe they were men’s pants, but I’m  just going to have to go back in this week and check them out in person.  You gotta love the season.

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Favorite Christmas Card


This is my favorite Christmas Card of the season, so far.  It is from my neighbor in Michigan of her two dogs on the sofa in the cottage.  Absolutely adorable.  Love it!

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Heavenly Xmas Tree


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Christmas at Kane County




To kick off the Christmas season, I wanted to share the metal Christmas boxes that a vendor fabricated and had for sale last month at the Kane County Flea Market.  They were adorable.  I may venture out there on Sunday and hopefully, he will have a couple more left.

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Chicago Holiday Vintage


Looking for something to do in Chicago this weekend?  Check out the Holiday Market at the Randolph Street Flea Market.  I think I may just have to head downtown for and get a head start on my holiday shopping.  Isn’t vintage on everyone’s Christmas list?  I know it’s on mine.

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The Nutcracker Chicago






My 24 year old daughter surprised me with tickets for just the two of us to attend The Nutcracker the day after Christmas.  It was the 25th anniversary show of the Joffrey Ballet’s performance with the Chicago Philharmonic orchestra.  She was 7 the last time we saw the show together.  We attended the matinee performance which was filled with mothers and daughters of all ages then headed down Michigan avenue for a stroll with all the other after Christmas shoppers.  What a treat.  Thanks Elle Belle.

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Merry Christmas!


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