After having experienced winter snow during Christmas while living in Maryland, it's a little hard to adjust back to Christmas sunshine and balmy weather in California. But in reality, the California Christmas weather is what I grew up with. What it really takes for me to get in the holiday mood, is to bring out the holiday decorations. Nothing like remembering the favorite items, to make one feel festive. We're not into decorating a big tree any more so many ornaments stay in their boxes. But the few things I put around, do make me happy.
|Mom's Santas and mine...always on the mantle|
|Made this pillow the first Christmas back in CA...2009|
|DGD preparing a background for my nativity scene with her sister and Auntie Cheryl|
|My in-laws bought this set for us in Mexico in the 1970's.|
|Just a few lighted houses with some 12 Days of Christmas figurines|
|And the table is ready for treats and tea|