I am under Extreme Deadline Pressure to get these pictures posted RIGHT NOW. They must be posted by FRIDAY. DEC. 5. And late in the day on Dec. 5 will not do. The timing of all of this is very, very tricky.
These are the kitchen shelves. You can see the reason I have to post these pictures on Dec. 5 if you look. Know why?
Because I couldn't wait another minute to show you my Holt Howard Santa Mouse candle holder and ring? No. But this has traveled with me since my childhood. Do you know this glassware? It's Early American Prescut. No bride in the 1950s and 60s could set up housekeeping without it. I've got a ton of it - it's cheap and fun and easy to find. OK, back to the timing of this post.
The Santa mug with the green rhinestone eye is a childhood treasure, too. The reason the timing of this post is so tricky is that it spans time zones ...
even continents and a vast ocean.
Mmmm, favorite things - Jadite, Swanky Swigs, cookie cutters. Here's something I learned just tonight: that the word "cookie" comes from the Dutch word koekje, which means "little cake." OK, that was a huge hint.
December 5? Dutch? Hey, look - there's a little Dutch boy in that picture!
and a Dutch girl! And you know what's happening today in the Netherlands? Sinterklaas is bringing presents!
And so to Geertrude and LiLi, and anyone else who might be celebrating today, I hope you have a wonderful pakjesavond. And that's why I wanted to post these pictures today. The beauty of blogging is finding new friends, and another holiday to boot.