Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas in January

Yesterday, I got these in the mail.....

Can you stand it? I can't!

Dorothy! The Cowardly Lion! The Tin Man! The Scarecrow!

Three little mice!


When I was growing up, I got to work in the family store. My grandfather owned a clothing store, and for awhile, my grandmother had a little "cove" where she sold fantastic yarns and these kinds of crafts as well as lovely women's ware (women's wear?).
One of the company's sent these craft samples in 1979. Ever after, they decorated the store's Christmas tree. The tree that I helped to adorn....along with all the other tinsel-y garlands that jazzed up the store each Christmas. (I can still smell the smell of that garland.) ((TALK about glitzy sparkle. Wooo!))
I just KNEW all those years of working would pay off!!! :)
Thanks, Aunti Cook!!


imready2getout said...

Love the Wizard of Oz ornaments! Adorable!

Heather said...

I wonder if anyone from the pool will send me a kickboard?

Very fun....I thought they looked familiar!

Visty said...

I'm not really sure how I will manage to continue through life without a tin man ornament exactly like that, Katie. I am dead serious.