Thursday, November 29, 2012


David said he had a surprise for me when I get home on Tuesday.
This is on his workshop right by our driveway.

This is a vintage poster he found years ago.It has stayed rolled up in the closet for years.
at one point I thought I had thrown it away. he built a frame and put glass in the front to keep
it safe. I can't tell you what a surprise it was and how much I love it.
It is at least 6 feet tall.

A few years ago on my way out of work I passed a dumpster that had this in it.
I tried to get it, but it was out of my reach. I went home got David and his truck we could stand in the back
of his truck and pull it out. He rewired it and now I have this amazing vintage tree stand.
My husband is so in the spirit. My neighbor came in to the store and said who is decorating? She laughed and said I think it is grand . Of course she has a tastefully lit wreath on the side of her house. I tried taking pictures of our grand mess, but they didn't come out so great.

I have been doing a bit of decorating myself. Some of my vintage Santas.

I made another batch of pantry cake and put it in a Santa mold.
It really is hard to see but he smells great! Julie said I could share her
recipe for it
1cup of water
4Tab of used coffee grounds
1Cup of salt
2 Cups of flour
3Tab of cinnamon
2Tab of cloves
Mix coffee,salt, and flour,and water well
spray mold and dust with spices.
I will tell you those spices lasted me 2 batches. I also
dust everything with the spices when it cools off.
Bake for 6 hours at 170degrees.
(Remember this is for smelling not for eating.)

This is Miss B's Christmas card. She is getting so big
She is coming to her gram's to see the parade, sit on Santa's knee
then there is a bonfire, and a huge cookout with fireworks to cap it off.
It should be fun and exhausting.
I am off to a church fair and out to dinner tomorrow night with a friend.
I am looking forward to that so much.
David is an elf at the polar express and just loves it.
I am still working on my rug I will show you the progress next time.
Happy Decorating!
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow


yaya said...

I love the Santa poster! What a cool thing to have...I collect Santas and I think your vintage ones are super neat too. I'll have to post a few of mine. I'm not putting as many out as I used to..I'm hoping my kiddos will want some for their home and help me downsize! I love that David is so into Christmas this year. I'm glad he's feeling good and hope he enjoys his elf stint! How fun!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Your Santa's are fantastic! I see many that I would like to add to my collection! LOL
Miss B is too cute! I'm sure you'll have a great x-mas with her!
Erica :)

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Cathy, love the tall Santa poster, that to me is what Santa should look like, the old tree stand is wonderful, love it, good garbage find.....also your vintage Sants are really cute....want to try the recipe but you left out the cup water, does it go with the coffee, salt and flour???? Have fun tomorrow, Blessings Francine.

Julia said...

I love the big vintage Santa poster. It's so well preserved. David sure did a neat job of framing it.
It's nice seeing him so full of Christmas Spirit.

He still has plenty of time to put up more decorations.
Have a happy weekend and thanks for sharing the pantry Cake. I must try it.

annie said...

love all the vintage!
the stand surly is different!
cutie pie in the photo!

Nellie said...

That poster! How wonderful! Yes, you are getting in the spirit! Great Santa collection! Have a good time with Miss B. Hugs, Nellie

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
LOVE your vintage tree stand. What a great "find"!
I am so happy to hear David has such holiday spirit. It has to be wonderful for you!
Holiday hugs :)

~Sara said...

What a wonderful post! Love the Santa poster and all of the other things.Sounds like life is fun again for you both. Blessings~Sara

svelteSTUFF said...

EVERYTHING looks just GRAND! and FUN!! just looking at your photos puts this girl, who hasn't done a bit of decorating, in the mood to start 8-) ! That tree stand is I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E.!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your poster on the door! Glad your hubby is feeling well and in the Christmas spirit! God bless you both!

moosecraft said...

Love that vintage poster and tree stand! And, who could resist that card of Miss B! Vintage is best!

Kim said...

I think David's exuberance for Christmas this year is so wonderful. And what a treat for Miss B to experience his excitement. Her card is adorable. Almost vintage looking - love it.

Rose H (UK) said...

What a sweet surprise from David :o)
I love the Santa's and the tree stand is amazing. Thank you and Julie for the pantry cake recipe.
Miss Baby is SO cute!
Rose H

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love everything! Christmas is alive at your home. What a sweetie in the picture!!! Hugs Cheri

judemiller1 said...

Love the poster!!! Miss B is just adorable and I am so happy when I read that David feels so good he can decorate and is in the spirit of Christmas!!!

Liz said...

Oh! My! I LOVE that sweet poster!!
Don't you love Christmas!! :) Your cake looks interesting... how long does that last? Just for the season?


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Where have I been, I've missed so many posts. I love your vintage tree stand. From your newest post, it looks awesome all lit.

Country Lane Folk Art said...

I love David's shed decorated! He did a great job! That Santa poster is so nice, love the vintage look to it. You also have a nice collection of Santa's! Have a Merry Christmas!