Bayberry Candles, old-fashioned hard candies, fruitcake, Shiny-Brite’s galore, and
enough tinsel to cover a dozen trees was the stuff that a kid from the 70’s remembers
Moon boots, feathered hair, and rainbows covering everything offered many
options for a roller-skating, Bonnie-Bell wearing, Love’s Baby Soft smelling tween.
Once the perfect outfit had been selected, tree shopping could begin.
Everyone on the block had a ginormous wood paneled station wagon that got about 4 mpg.
Every family would load up and head out in search of the perfect tree. Once the perfect
tree had been found we returned filled with glee as the ornaments were retrieved from
Christmastime had officially begun.
We never had an excess of funds available at Christmas, but you never would have
known. My Grandma Edith would roast a huge turkey, make her famous ambrosia,
and slip away into the kitchen to make the best divinity you have ever laid eyes on.
I had quite a few rings that were already white so that saved a step. Otherwise, they can
be spray painted bright white. The remaining rings I spray painted red, and allowed them
to dry well overnight before I used a bit of fine sandpaper to shabby them up a bit.
And the rest is super easy, paint, string, hang.
You could get down with your bad self and add some bling, washi tape, ornaments,
or just keep it simple like mine.
Have you begun working on Christmas preparations yet, or perhaps still recovering
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