Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Traditions. . .


New and old this year.  

Beginning with the grand, once again, spending the night on Thanksgiving to help fluff the tree.  Who knew, at 17, this would still be our tradition?  Not being ready to go back to the "normal" tree, we chose a white one.  She assures me it will be "magnificent" once complete.  Does it matter?  No, having her continue the tradition is what counts.

























And for the new, a friend and myself took advantage of shop small business Saturday.  A wonderful little shop named "The Purple Turnip"--new to me.  What's not to love about the name and the beauty of an old building?!





































Chatting over a glass of wine, we decided this new tradition would definitely be one to continue!





















Do you continue old traditions, start new ones, or both?










4 comments:

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I think your traditions, both old and new are fabulous Joy. And there is always room for new :) That tree is gorgeous and I'm with the grand it will be fabulous! I love the little tray of belsnickle santas I spy with my little eye!
Merry Christmas!

BitsAndPieces said...

Oh, Joy, I'm so glad you're blogging again.
Love your tree, your helper, and you!
Merry Christmas, dear friend.

Margaret said...

Both are lovely traditions! I hope you continue with your new one, as well as the old. Of course we have traditions as well. Some have been changed because of the kids not being home as much, but we do what we can to continue them! And yes, there are new ones too.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I love the white tree and your GD looks so sweet fluffing it and what a wonderful tradition that is. New traditions are so fun to add to the mix and your shopping excursion sounds like a definite one to keep. We seem to add something new every year as slowly, some of the old traditions tend to fade as the boys have gotten older. Adding new ones keeps the loss of the old from stinging quite so much.