Ron’s Christmas Lights

Today I’ll share a little story about a neighbor of mine.  Ron lives in a house catty-corner to me.  When I  moved here over 11 years ago, Ron and his wife were already in residence. I didn’t really get to know them then,  but we waved at each other.  We were friendly acquaintances but not really friends. My good friend Vickie next door knew them as well as most people on the block.  She’s very outgoing while I’m quieter.

 

 

 

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A Fast Peek in A Store

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas day.  Mostly I am staying home.  Sometimes when I am at a store when it opens, there are few people.  Then I walk the store (in a mask) and exit before the crowd shows up.  Today I’m sharing a few holiday shots in a store decked out for Christmas.  I must say I love lots of lights.

 

 

 

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Winter Wonderland Santa

I wanted a different look on the dining table.  Last year I bought a thrift store scarf that is filled with winter images of snow in winter white and blues.  I put it on my table on a white tablecloth and added my blue Santa with several small snowman. pine trees, and silver ribbon.  Small silver glass ornaments are nestled around them.

 

 

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Vintage St. Nicholas Prints

I love vintage prints and Christmas is the perfect time for a vintage St. Nicholas print.  Today I’m sharing 2 vintage prints I downloaded for free from the New York Public Library. They offer many scans of vintage cards that have no current copyright, and I like both of my selections.  First I used editing software to clean up these 100 year-old Christmas cards. Using filters I lightened the gray and brought out the original colors. I increased the DPI (dots per inch) and resized the card for modern frames.  Below is the dull original graphic I downloaded. The snow is dirty.

 

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