This photograph of Mother is from 1951. I believe she had just arrived out west from her home near the Nolichucky River, but had not yet met Dad. I have been studying every detail of this photograph searching for items we still have in our home. I do recognize the little clock behind her. Right now that little clock is sitting on the bookshelf, it needs to visit the clock repair shop. Mother’s Christmas tree does seem a bit bare, lots of tinsel and lights, a few ornaments. It is still festive and sparkly, and looks lovely next to Mother.
I’m enjoying decorating my home for the holidays with the special knick-knacks and ornaments we have collected over the years. I am also crafting some of the projects that have been on my list of things I wanted to try. I followed a tutorial at Crafty Morning for making a button wreath, repurposing some items as well. This project also gives me a chance to display some of the vintage buttons I have collected.
While we are on the subject of vintage buttons I followed the tutorial at One Thousand Oaks to create this garland. This little tree sits on the back porch.
I have another canvas ready for a second button wreath, or should I make another garland? I’m going to get started. Thanks for listening. Take care.
There are lots of buttons listed in my Etsy shop.