Monday, December 6, 2010

LESSONS AND CAROLS AND THRIFT SHOP FINDS

This past week has gone by in a blur.  I honestly believe 'they' have figured out how to speed up the passage of time.  That is what my mother believed and I think she is right.  Yesterday was Sunday dinner (a monthly affair) at our church.  The food was yummy and the folks were pleasurable.  Last night my hubby Don and I went down to the American Village to participate in "Nine Lessons and Carols" in the chapel at the Village.  The music was heavenly and the service brought home the meaning of the season.  In case any of you have never attended such a service, it follows first the prediction of Christ (in the old testement) thru the birth of Christ in scripture and song.  It was so beautiful.  The chapel at the village is styled after a similar colonial church with high back wood pews with no cushions at all.  Now I know why women of that era wore dresses with lots of petticoats and skirts.  Those pews were HARD.  My hubby said next year we will bring our own cushions to sit on LOL.  Even his rear end was feeling the effects of sitting for an hour plus.  But it was worth the SLIGHT discomfort to be there.  They had a reception with refreshments afterward. The hot cider they served was SOOOO GOOD.  I asked one of the hostesses if she knew which brand it was and she said it was plain apple juice and RED HOTS (THE CANDY) !!!!I am going to have to try to make some.  It was the first time I had every had hot cider and I really did like it. 
On a trip thru our local thrift store I found a 'gone with the wind' style lamp for the whole amount of $6.88 and 30% off of that.  It is a beautiful lamp.  It is frosted with a white stenciled motif of roses on both top globe and bottom.  There are several place where some of it is scratched off but I don't care.  Several years ago I had to sell some of my precious three tiered and antique lamps to pay the mortgage. It broke my heart to sell them, but keeping the house was more important.  I have one small one left that is a real antique and is pink.  I will NOT ever sell that one.  It may not be worth as much as the others were, but it is the only one I have left.  Here is  pic of my thrift store find.  $5.oo dollars is not bad for a pretty lamp and IT WORKS !!!
Well, I guess that is about all for today.
Hope all of you are well and may God bless each of you.
Mary

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yep...my little bumm bumm needed a cushion or two over the years with my daddy being a preacher man and all...

You are one beautiful soul my friend...and I truly just adore you.

Blessings to you today...

Rebecca

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Those wooden benches can do a number on one's bottom if you have to sit too long! Your lamp is lovely! Have a great day!