Sunday, December 19, 2010

#19 Countdown to Christmas matchbox swap - from JoAnne B.

It's getting closer and closer to Christmas! Are you ready? I know I'm NOT ready to have the matchbox fun be over with. It has been so delightful...I feel totally blessed and can't thank 'LINDA' at enough for hosting it! It's going to be a very full week...I'm going to do my best to get every matchbox post's been my Christmas plan. I have my 'beautiful matchbox Christmas tree' on my kitchen table. I think I will take it with us when we visit neighbors and friends through this next week. I just know everyone will love seeing your artsy little boxes as much as I do. Way too much fun to keep to ourselves (hubby & me).

#19 matchbox was created JoAnne B.
So sweet it is and the little poinsettia tickles me...delicate and detailed. I really like creating with yoyos and the flower in the middle 'steals the show'. The little ornament is those big hats women once wore.
Her little note enclosed reads-

'MERRY CHRISTMAS! Use bale for pendant or ribbon as mini ornament.'

It's the sweetest JoAnne...thank you! I will treasure it for many years to come. Merry Christmas to you too!

A little Christmas memory to share today, Sunday, December 19, 2010 ~ One year at Christmas time when we were visiting my Mom she said excitedly to my children and I "My Christmas mouse had babies come see!"
I smiled because her Christmas mouse lived somewhere in the Christmas tree...a stuffed mouse doll wearing a red and white gingham dress with a lace apron...and a bonnet, very round about 8" tall and was made of fuzzy gray flannel material. When 'Grandma Jacky' took the grandchildren to the tree she said "You will have your own Christmas mouse this year." The kids thought looked and smiled real the three new baby Christmas mice. Three Christmas mice (stuffed animals for my two sisters and I). They looked exactly like my Mom's Christmas mouse except they were much smaller, about 5" tall. Every year since then (for about the last 30 years) we place our Christmas mouse in the tree somewhere. The story is that Christmas mouse keeps an eye on everything, visits and watches  Santa fill stockings and place presents under the tree. I think Mom dreamed up this fun & I love her for all the fun she gave year round.
Maybe it's time that our Christmas mouse has more babies..... 


  1. Patty, I've been so busy, I've missed your blog for several days. So this morning while the house is quiet, I have my coffee and a few Christmas cookies, and have been reading through your Christmas memories and enjoying your matchboxes! Just like a visit with a friend over coffee! Delightful!

  2. Hi Patty,
    So glad you like my box. I received your sweet angel yesterday. Thank you & Merry Christmas!

  3. Thank you both for stopping by. This week is going to be so full. It's a beautiful time of the year to remember the past.

    JoAnne, it's too funny that we both received one anothers matchboxes almost on the same day.

    Have a wonderful week ladies!


  4. Hi again Patty. Just an FYI-when reponding to someone who has left you a comment, click on their name to go to their blog to comment. Not everyone will remember to stop back for a reply.
    And the bonus is, you get to visit other blogs!!!