Daily Archives: December 6, 2009

I Say Merry Christmas Every Chance I Get, Too

Brenda’s Sunday Afternoon Tea post at Coffee, Tea, Books and Me linked to Sallie’s blog, A Quiet Simple Life, about her crusade to greet everyone she meets with a traditional “Merry Christmas”.

Sallie sounds like a very nice person and a gentler soul than I am. All this happy holiday nonsense makes me crazy. On the other hand, I don’t want to bark MERRY CHRISTMAS at folks; that would be … uh…not exactly showing the proper spirit of Jesus. Well, not even close.

However, I think that again this year, I’ll put on a cheerful face and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I’ve only had one Jewish friend and she moved away, but I wished her a Happy Channukah and she wished me a Merry Christmas. Neither of us was offended.

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Vintage Christmas Cards

These are probably from the 1940’s, all made in the U.S.A.

This one is outlined in shiny silver (not glittery).

Nice embossing.

The green background is crinkled foil, the gold is shiny and the ribbon is embossed.

All these cards came from Dealer 033 at the Lone Star Antiques, Haltom City, Texas. As I’ve said before, this is one of my favorite places in North Texas. The booths are beautifully decorated, there’s a wide variety of antiques, the staff is very pleasant and the tea room is nice. It’s not as lacy and frilly as some others, but that’s good because my husband is willing to take me there. He’s not so happy about going to the really feminine ones.

My sister was surprised the first time I took her there. She said it just looks like this large metal building (it was built as a Sutherland’s Lumber Store). But when you walk in, it’s completely different. A real delight. I guess you can’t judge an antique store by its metal cover.

Just walking through the store is a real treat for me, especially when they decorate for the next season or Holiday.

This booth is the first one seen as you enter the front door, and it’s one of my favorites. The dealer is a friendly man. He gave me a discount for buying several of the cards. Also available are lovely handmade cards by his wife.

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