My Vintage Childhood

My Vintage Childhood: December 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Here we come 2014, but before we do here's to 2013......

Wow 2013, you've been incredible, at least that's how I'm feeling about my year. I've never been busier or more fulfilled in my life than I have been this year. As I look back I'm actually stunned at what I've managed to do and achieve in the last twelve months. Here's a look at some of this years highlights:

In February I cheekily announced we were expecting another baby and donned my most fabulous 1950's frock for the occasion.

Whilst pregnant this year every spare bit energy and time I've had, has gone into establishing my business. I took on a small display at a friends florist shop, which has been a very successful arrangement and continues to be. We've even managed markets whilst I was pregnant and one since Fraser's arrival. My Etsy store was launched a few weeks before Fraser's birth and my first Etsy sale happened the day he was born. I couldn't be happier with my efforts this year and I'm looking forward to 2014 with just as much drive and determination.

I've shared very private moments and personal messages to myself. You've encouraged and supported me and have been so kind with your words and understanding.

Finally I've shared the joy with you of the arrival of our littlest man Fraser, who fills us up and completes our family like the last piece in a massive jigsaw puzzle. A jigsaw puzzle that has been knocked off the table and pieced back to together countless times over the last six years. But we got there and the last piece fell into place and we are blessed beyond all measure and comprehension. 

So there we have it a glimpse at 2013 with all it's joys, and beyond that there's been plenty of other fun, treasures and laughter too. I hope as the day closes on the year that was 2013 for you that you are filled with hope and wonder for the year ahead. May your new year be a safe and happy one with your souls desires fulfilled. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart for all your kindness, support, love and friendship, I wish only the very best for you in 2014.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh Vintage Christmas Tree, Oh Vintage Christmas Tree....

Like many other families last Sunday we broke out the Christmas tree and decorations. I had been looking forward to it all week and had plans and images in my head of us all being happy and joyous, decorating the tree, listening to my Rat Pack Christmas Carols CD and capturing some special moments. Let's just say things started well, then we discovered and remembered that we didn't have any Christmas lights because we had to throw them out last year. So late Sunday afternoon in the midst of it all we had to pile in the car and go and buy Christmas lights.

The unexpected break just caused all sorts of child related chaos to ensue once we were home, but thankfully I had a the kids tree to occupy them. The kids tree is a smaller tree we have on our entry buffet that the kids decorate with ornaments they have made over the years at kindy, family day care and here at home with me. It also includes some of my retro Christmas ornaments.

The pictures below probably show no story of chaos ensuing, so you'll just have to believe me it was there....oh boy was it there. But all the pics of the kids and Ben decorating the tree were taken by me from the lounge, whilst I was feeding Fraser......Christmas multi-tasking at it's best.

My two favorite decorations of mine, they take me back to being a kid. I'm so glad I came by these op shopping a few years ago. Then there's my miniature wooden collection.

Christmas shopping is only somewhat underway, the kids are all getting a little bit of vintage this Christmas and I am just busting with excitement to show you all what I have in store for Sarah. But I'm going to be good and hold out until she has got her goodies in her little hands.

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