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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


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Lisa at Greenbow

I am always amazed that people have items from their past. Something to jog the memory to help savor good memories.

Susan Adler Sobol

Thank you, Linda! How special to have these childhood treasures displayed instead of tucked away in an attic box! They add a touch of the whimsical and at the same time they represent a precious tie to the past. A very merry Christmas to you and Mark! fondly, Susan

Jane Miller

I absolutely love your red room, still trying to convince my husband that we need one, it would be so cozy on a day like today. Was amused to discover that we have the same glass box and I believe it's a Ginny Doll suitcase??

Beth @ PlantPostings

Very impressive! I have few toys from my childhood, but many books. They are out on the bookshelves year-round. What a wonderful idea with the toys, and you have a knack for home decor and arranging.

Linda from Each Little World

Jane — This is my second red room and I love it. But it takes about 4 or 5 coats of paint as red turns out to be quite transparent. Who knew?!​ I also used olive green trim to knock the intensity back a little and my other red room had dark woodwork. White trim would be quite a different effect, more summery. While the room is cosy in winter, it does not feel oppressive in summer.

I did not really remember that the trunk was a Ginny doll item until you mentioned it. But yes, I am sure that is the case as I had a Ginny. I added an American Airlines sticker to the trunk when I was a kid. My dad traveled a lot and they used those great stickers on luggage in those days.

Can't believe it is Dec. 23 and it's raining and I have early bulbs and snowdrops starting to poke up as well as Hellebores. Can't mulch them as that will keep them warm and speed up the process even more.

Linda from Each Little World

Beth — ​Thanks, Beth. We read a lot as kids but did not own many books. So that is one thing we don't have. But I've always loved children's books and have collected quite a few, especially alphabet books and Christmas books. Now I am at the stage where I am "de-accessioning" my collection and giving them as gifts every time there's a new baby!

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