I've already mentioned that emotions are running high here, the past few months have been so trying for so many. What a test of strength this has been for us all. I am just beyond grateful for the love and support shown to me and Aaron as well as our community. Our online friends mean a lot to us. You guys are the reason we've gotten through so much and continue to move forward with hope and faith. My mind and heart are just brimming right now. My parents will be arriving in NJ late tonight, after a 6 hour drive from upstate NY, the original plans were to come to Jersey for New Years Eve, but sadly my Nana passed away and we are now planning her services for this week. Sigh.
Though we've lost our Christmas tree and 98% of our treasured vintage Holiday decorations I am so so happy to have a few remaining treasures. What you see here is the extent. These few pieces. But I love them dearly. The above vintage ornament tree in a teacup, the vintage cardboard putz house, a big aqua bottle brush tree from Cody Foster, and some tiny pink and blue glass bells that I am displaying on some painted branches. That's all. But they really do make me happy. And they will mean even more to me now.
(see this topper? Well Aaron's parent's have had it since 1962! It was purchased in a little luncheonette/Variety store in Iselin NJ! )
We are so blessed to have Aaron's parent's and their beautiful, fun and festive home to spend Christmas. Aaron's dad Skip turns their Victorian farmhouse into a Winter Wonderland! It's always so warm and inviting. We'll be going out to dinner with them tonight...a tradition. :)
No matter what your beliefs are or what you celebrate. Aaron and I want you to know that we truly love you guys to bits and are so incredibly thankful for your kindness, love and support!
From the NJ Shore...Merry Merry Christmas!