Thursday, 7 December 2017

Take Three Thursday - One Last Cuddle

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?  
 
Have a peek at what others have found this week:
 
Karen at Random Reflections
Maggie at: FarmersWifeDayByDay  

Ruth at: This West London Life 

This week what I have noticed is within my Christmas decorations & Mr Man's request that I cut down our Christmas decorations by one box.  It's really hard to decide what needs to go & bring joy to someone's celebrations.  Three of the things that I have decided to let go are 3 of my soft decorations.  I am going to enjoy them this year but at the end, I will not be putting them back with our stuff. 

The Elves I do remember came about from my two previous cats that were SO good participating in my staged Santa photo shoot (or any photo) that I thought they should have an Elf too.   I think the moose family are from a burger chain & I'm not sure I purchased but was given the collection of 4, they are really old.  The two teddy Santas were a Sears Canada fund raiser left over clearance item from a long time ago.   Now as my decorating is maturing, it's time for one last cuddle & then a wave goodbye & thanks for sharing in Christmas memories.

Elves In The Sleigh

Moose Foursome
Twin Teddy Santa
 Like snowflakes my childhood Christmas memories gather & dance, each beautiful, unique & gone too soonD. Whipp (somewhat reworded on my part)

16 comments:

  1. Cute decorations ... especially the piled up moose (mooses?)

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    1. I think putting them out as part of this year's decoration is testing my solve to set them free!

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  2. I'm inspired by your process in paring back a bit on the decorations. Your photos and this blog post can serve as a reminder, and the decorations can bring joy to a new family. Sweet :)

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    1. It's all part of my saying no to my one sister's closet clean outs which include one year several Christmas decorations & ornaments.

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  3. It’s always interesting seeing other people’s decorations. I’ve sorted some to pass on this year, it’s surprisingly how many we can acculturate. Enjoy your last Christmas with those you plan to pass on

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    1. I always like to look through the ornaments on someone's Christmas tree, especially those that are everything. I know one lady that changes her entire collection every year to go with a theme. It makes me sad in a way because there's no back story, no memory ...

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  4. Cute as can be! I love the foursome in the second photos. I've kept just one cuddly Christmas decoration---a teddy dressed for winter that sits in my father's small red chair that he had as a child. Ella, my middle granddaughter, loves this chair, and will be pleased to see the teddy next time she comes.

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    1. Karen what a wonderful memory & keepsake that chair must be - great photo opp for when Ella meets Teddy.

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  5. I shall be interested to hear in January whether any of them make it into the "going" box.

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  6. I'm sure they will bring much happiness to their new owners next year - those teddies are so cute!

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    1. Thanks Deb. I need to stay the course of reduce.

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  7. They are cute, especially the Sears bears.
    But we all need to declutter our not as loved decor :)

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    1. Yes I need to sort out either that or rent a storage unit!

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  8. What a great idea to enjoy them one more year knowing it's the last cuddle. We cleared a few things out this year as we were decorating . .. but not much. LOL

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    1. I think putting them out was a mistake, now I'm re-thinking if I want to abandon them! (col)

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