Thursday, December 15, 2011
Reynolds Wrap Christmas
1955 - Disneyland’s first Christmas Light Parade on Main Street and the incentive of the 'overly' decorated houses and lawns to come. In 1958 the aluminum tree was invented/marketed. The first aluminum trees could not be illuminated. Fire safety concerns prevented lights from being strung through the tree's branches; draping electric lights through an aluminum tree could cause a short circuit. The common method of illumination was a floor-based "color wheel" which was placed under the tree. Sometimes this spectacle was enhanced by a rotating Christmas tree stand. (I hated these)And the beginning of Reynold's Wrap commercials during holiday shows, featuring many uses of the product - from baking for the season to decorations to cleaning and hardware uses.
The 60's brought the era of Kraft commercials during holiday shows. Remember those? In late 1960 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' arrived. In
1965 it was 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. And the Aluminum and artificial trees became popular due to the portrayal of 'Charlie's Tree' In 1969 it was 'Frosty the Snowman'. Gosh, these are still popular today.
MINUTES FOR ME
This has been my ME time - I bought myself EQ7 back in May as my birthday gift and only JUST loaded it. Oh, this may be beyond me. But now is a good time to read the manual while playing, view the tutorials, and practic the lessons. This is something I really need as I scratch notes and doodle sketches on almost any little bit of paper - AND then lose them! I started a notebook - made a pretty cover for it, too. BUT then everything started to go into it - and my handwriting is so horrible, that sometimes I can't read what I wrote!
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SANTA SACK SWAP ONE
I have been very good - putting my received goodies into this beautiful bag with no peeking - some squishing, but no peeking. It was so stuffed. And today we are sharing our wonderful gifts and linking up with host MaMa Cheryl at Gone Stitchin'. My partner was Cheryl at Polkadots and rickrack - HI CHERYLs!!
First thing I opened was this adorable Halloween table runner. Oh, I couldn't have peeked - there was so much tape, heavy tape and heavy paper, oh my! I don't have any Halloween decor (the Ghastlies moved on to another home)so this is special.
And this is the back ! How cute this side is too - but hon, where is your label and/or signature?? My SIL helped with the unwrapping and was my holder. She was just as excited as me as she picks up my mail and saw all these packages go into that sack.
And dancing in joy - look at this whimsy! Just love these reindeer - those eyes just crack me up. My tables are covered with candle mats from other swaps, so this is hanging across the fireplace just under my stitched banner. Love it!
A wonderful checked kitchen towel with cute snow globe applique and rick rack trim. Already hanging on my oven front.
So this doesn't get photo heavy, I bundled up the smaller items. I collect piggies - look at that calendar with a cute little purse pocket notepad, SQUEEL!! Oh, the scissors - now I could have just gotten these and been so happy. I have wanted these, thank you Cheryl. A very pretty magnetic scissor keep and some small stitcheries. Great for my 2012 year of minis. A microwave potato bag - super. And a snap bag - oops, there was a tin of 'Dots' finger pads in there and I forgot to pull out for photo. And there's more!!
A mug rug with HO-HO santa mug, so cute. A beautifully made journal. A 2012 pocket calendar, need this badly for Quilt Guild and booking shows. And a hysterical book "Senior Moments" - little poems, jokes, quotes and witticism. I may need to share some of these in my closing thought segment.
A lovely red leather needle case, pin tin, heart pin/needle/project keep, and some little embroidery patterns.
Ta-Da - open them and just too much. The red case has a magnetic section to hold your needles and they are tiny needles - and other compartments. Love the turquoise blue pin heads in that little dot tin. And the heart keep opens into various pockets, bands and sections, just lovely. I am going to have to keep a close eye on this as I know it will 'travel' away.
Again, thank you Host MaMa Cheryl and Swap Partner Cheryl, you made a Merry and Bright Christmas for me.
C for the carolers, happy and gay,
H for the holly and Santa's red hat,
R for the reindeer, leaping the roofs.
I for the ice on snow-covered hills,
S for the stockings that Santa Claus stuffs,
T for the toys, the tinsel, the tree,
M for the mistletoe. Watch where it hangs!
A for the animals, out in the stable,
S for the sensing, the necessity of love.
- from Christmas Poems for Kids - ANON -
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