18 December 2008

It's Christmas time!

Well, our tree has been standing in the living room for several days now with lights on it but nothing else. Scheduling and logistics prevented any further decorating ... but tonight, we were all home and we got it all prettied up!

There is snow on the tree. Yes, snow - we use a very old recipe for snow that involves mixing Ivory Snow with water until it is like whipped cream. You have to use the real pure soap flake kind, and I am fortunate enough to have a precious and carefully rationed box purchased a few years back at an antique show of all places! I've put snow on the tree for as long as I can remember, and a tree with no snow on it just doesn't seem finished.

The decorations are up, there are presents around the tree, and The Boy has set up his Lego train running in a circle around the whole thing. It looks awesome.

Pictures to be posted soon. :)


  1. Anonymous10:31 pm

    Oh . . I'm waiting for the pictures!!!! I remember the year certain people were "snowing" and all the clothes had to be washed! GREAT memories!!

    Love, AC

  2. Anonymous8:19 am

    If I had known you still do the "snow" thing, I would have mailed you my last box of Ivory. I kept it for years. We gave up the egg beater long ago.
    Think of us each time you sneeze.
    Auntie Sharon

  3. We whipped up snow for our little tree, and still have enough left for a few more years of Charlie Brown trees. Nothing says "Christmas" quite like that smell!

    Can't wait to see your pictures!
    D&N :)


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