Hi Everyone! I think that this is definitely the longest that I have been away from the blog since we started our adventure. As I mentioned before, once Christmas is over, I am done. I spent the whole day and a half after taking down and carefully packaging away all of my beautiful vintage Christmas goodies. Normally I could get all of this done in one day but as you all know, I acquired quite a bit of new stuff this year. Plus, I had a little bit of a distraction but more on that later.
As Sister mentioned before, I tend to spoil her a lot during the holidays. This is really the only time of year that our 10 year age difference is apparent to me. I tend to go a little overboard as if she were one of my kids. You will definitely hear no complaints from her! When it came time to open gifts this year, I actually felt a little guilty as to all of the things that I had bought for her but then I remembered that 90% of it was either thrifted or things from around my own house that she had been admiring (orange Fire King vase). I only bought her 3 brand new things!
I love my Sister dearly but that love multiplied by about a gazillion when I opened the gifts that she had so carefully selected for me.
This pink tin is actually a set of four but I was in a hurry to get the photos taken before the clouds snuck it and I lost all of my natural light. Some of you may remember that when I visited Sister over Memorial Day weekend, the matching tray to this set somehow ended up coming home with me. How strange:-)
As you all know, I mostly collect pink & turquoise Pyrex. This Garland casserole dish with lid was one that I have only ever seen online. It's perfect for my collection!
In the past, the Pink Scroll Space Saver has been somewhat elusive for me. I have never seen it in person and have almost bought it online several times but just couldn't fathom the shipping prices. Evidently my Best Sister In The World didn't care about paying those prices! The Pink Scroll is no longer elusive!
I know that all of my fellow Pyrex maniacs didn't miss this beauty in the background photo of the Pink Scroll. Can you believe that my amazing Sisterita managed to find me a Pink Butterprint piece? We all know how hard these are to come by and how super expensive they can be. This is definitely going to be a strictly display piece. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! Thanks, Sister!!
The last Saturday before Christmas, Brian took off with Alex & Maddie along with Alex's best friend and girlfriend to find me some Christmas gifts. Smart people that they are, they headed to Glory Days Antiques and bought me this
Yay! I finally have a grease jar to match my Fire King Red Dot mixing bowls.
I also got a Santa in a sleigh with reindeer blow mold and the matching pitcher to those little elf mugs that I have been picking up lately. Those got packed away before I could take any pictures so you will all have to wait until next year!
Now, I was perfectly happy with these thoughtful gifts from my family. But they weren't. They know how hard I work to make their Christmas memorable so they felt like they needed to get me just one more thing.
Everybody, meet Bullet. He is a 6 week old German Shepherd and the newest member of our family.
I would have probably named him Pyrex if I had the chance but Alex actually named him two years ago after we got our last German Shepherd, Brewski. All of our dogs have B names so what could I do?
Pretty dang cute, don't you think?
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Also, have a safe & happy New Year!
I'm linking up over at Sir Thrift-A-Lot's, Pink Saturday, Apron Thrift Girl, & The Nifty Thrifty. I'm also going to head over to the Pyrex Collective 2. It has been FOREVER since I have posted over there.
Until next time...