What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another Christmas Crafting Party . . . . .

I'll be hosting another Christmas Crafting Party tomorrow with the same people as before, my two daughters, myself and my friend Jennie.  I almost had another one coming but she doesn't retire (for the second time) until September 30th.

This time I will remember to get the Christmas mugs out of the attic before it gets too hot!  Come back tomorrow and visit!

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Rudy Day . . . . .

I had plans for today that didn't include Rudy Day. But that doesn't mean I forgot about it!

I went antique shopping with a friend for a few hours in Chester, South Carolina. She had been to an antique shop there in the former Hall Lumber Company building on Hudson St. (for those that want to go) and thought I might like it.  Boy, did I!  Besides some other non-Christmas items, I found these . . . . .

I found this tablecloth for only $3.00.

I'm sure it isn't an antique but it is pretty.  It has a few stains on it.  I am thinking of giving it a good tea dye bath and then making it into a tree skirt since I don't have a round table and it is round.  Hey, for three bucks . . . . .

I also found these two for only $2.00 each.

The pink ornament is only about 2" in diameter and the turquoise about 3-1/2" long.  Maybe not old but the perfect aged patina.

Off to the grocery store because we are out of food.  Not because I enjoy going out in the heat in the afternoon with all the screaming elementary kids that just got out of school (we started back already).  When I get back I will check out the other blogs, the forum and try to do something Christmas-y before the day is out.

Blessings, Cathi