A lovely gift, one that will definitely become an heirloom in the McNeil home.
She knows that details are everything, from charming little buttons that reflect the Christmas Nativity, to beads, and from button tabs to plaid patchwork, and perfect, hand-stitched words! A lovely treasure.
We need to make a few more trips down the stairs, and the tree will be finished. In the meantime, ‘these are a few of our favorite things.’
My Mom made the “popcorn” crocheted garland that’s on the tree. Simple, and charming in and of itself! I’ve been putting it on our tree for well over 20 years now.
I found stored away in it’s original box, a charming antique (the box said 79 cents on it and that’s an antique in my book!) which is a plastic nativity scene that came from my Grandma Ila.
Fondness for things of the past, no matter they are plastic. It’s in pristine condition, and I should have taken a photo of the box! It said “.79 cents” on it! Amazing…
And a decorative tin from Mary Engelbreit that’s been a favorite for many years, which held a set of notecards: “Out of Darkness We Have Light” — oh yes, thank you Lord, WE DO!
All is calm. All is bright!
SOLI DEO GLORIA.