Sets from Texas, a friend, Italy, Israel (thanks mom).
I actually painted this set. Pulling it out kind of makes me want to try ceramic painting again.
This is another one that I painted when we were first married.
Sets from China & Peru. A set in each room is the simple tradition.
Some simple baking will include Sugar Cookies tomorrow. I hope my kitchen isn't too surprised when I enter and start stirring things up.
I remember as a little girl on the evening of Christmas telling my mom I was sad it was over. In her lovely wisdom she said we had the memories and also had my birthday to look forward to in three weeks. Also in her patience she let me leave out my Christmas treasures for days on the couch to stretch out the season.
She taught me the message of appreciating the past, looking forward to the future, and the gift of living in the moment.