Today is my birthday.
Happy Birthday to me!
I have reached another milestone friends.
I turned the BIG 60 today.
Later my family will be taking me to dinner.
A japanese steakhouse where they cook
the food in front of you.
Bob and I went to one in The Villages, FL
about 5 years ago...and loved it!
My next tree starts with this chenille garland.
Mom told me when when she was a child
they made a similar garland using pipe cleaners.
The original (chenille) pipe cleaners
were actually used to clean pipes,
They were also smaller in diameter & a cream color.
Pipe cleaners were brushes for pipes.
They were used to scrub
the residue & moisture from them.
Once smoking pipes came out of fashion,
the makers of pipe cleaners found
a use for them for crafters.
Now they are bigger and come in all colors.
For my garland, I cut one stem in half.
Formed a circle and twisted the ends.
Wrapping the next stem around the first,
formed another circle and again twisted the ends.
Next year I may prim these up
misting them with water
then sprinkling cinnamon over them.
Then let air dry.
For this post I am featuring my
Santa is watching over them all.
Antique blocks & a homemade blue stocking.
One of my dolls.
Nestled with a book and present.
An antique tin horn with a Peter Rabbit book.
I love bunnies!
An early teddy with more blocks.
A wonderful mix of toys don't you think?
The picture above is my Great grandpa Robert
and my Great gramma Effie.
My maternal grammas parents.
This toy tree is in our living room.
My other larger tree has more
Well off to make breakfast for the guys.
French toast & breakfast sausage.
Then more decorating before we head out to dinner.
What are your plans today?
Toylan Blessings To All!