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happy new year y’all!

i don’t know how y’all do it … blogging during the holidays. i had to completely give mine up. mind you, i kept READING others’, but that’s a helluva lot different than writing your own. and posting the pics, etc. i love doing it, but it’s mighty time-consuming. so my vintage estate-sale hat is OFF to youse guys. 🙂

for some strange, gawd-awful reason, the christmas song, “we need a little christmas” keeps buzzing through my brain. and i didn’t even watch “mame” this season. nor do i recall ever hearing it on the radio during the holidays.

it might have something to do with the song’s sentiment, more than actually WANTING christmas to last longer. or come back soon. i mean, there’s NO ONE in texas who’s happier to see the holidays go bye-bye than moi.

ANYways, so many things i want to write about. so many pics i want to post! where do i begin?! bigger question: where do i END?!

firstly, i recently found a box of OLD black and white original prints that were from my parents’ house. thank the Lord my mama and daddy loved their camera and USED it. oh.my.gawd. what a wonderful gift they have passed down to us.

pics of me as a baby, my sister and me as little girls, lots of christmases past (talk about true vintage pics and 1960s aluminum cmas trees with pink ball ornaments … lord how i wish i had those treasures now!). i will post a few of the pics now and more in blogs to come.

speaking of the old pics, i made a scrapbook for my sister’s christmas present. she LOVED it. i made a slideshow of it for my own sake … but here’s the link to it, should you find yourself wanting a looksee.
Sister Scrapbook

secondly, hubby and i went to abilene this past weekend for our grandbaby’s first birthday. it was SO much fun spending time with him. he’s getting big fast. pics of him forthcoming as well.

thirdly, on the way home, we stopped in brownwood at one of my favorite antique haunts. it took some conniving on my part since hubby doesn’t like to stop while traveling … but stop we did.

found some super-dilly-icious, yummy retro/vintage treasures there including a little turquoise-cushioned stool thingy from the 50’s or 60s, a gorgeous crusty, rusty white plant holder piece with wheels, beee-autiful little plates/saucers/cups with roses, of course, an old PINK plastic canister set, a pink set of salt/pepper shakers, a great vintage pink AVON bottle … and a few other odds and ends (sorry, my adjectives are constipated this afternoon … the pics will serve as much better descriptions).

the more i think about it, the more i’m thinking that this business of junking/antiquing/finding that perfect vintage treasure is a little like christmas to me. it’s that FEELING of happiness (dare i say euphoria?!) i get when i step into a musty, dusty, crusty antique store and it’s like christmas morning, as a child, all over again.

yes! we DO need a little christmas, right this very minute!

we need a little christmas,
right this very minute …
for I’ve grown a little leaner (not!)
grown a little colder
grown a little sadder,
grown a little older
and I need a little angel
sitting on my shoulder
we need a little christmas now!

for we need a little music,
need a little laughter,
need a little singing
ringing through the rafter
and we need a little snappy,
happy ever after
we need a little christmas now!

lotsa love and hugs to y’all,
terry lee

harry and me, his first birthday

harry and me, his first birthday

harry and grandpa, eating birthday cupcake (ohmygosh adorable!)

harry and grandpa, eating birthday cupcake (ohmygosh adorable!)

my vintage dress form, all dressed up for the holidays ... note her pink ornament ball necklace!

my vintage dress form, all dressed up for the holidays ... note her pink ornament ball necklace!

my sister and me, cmas 1963

my sister and me (and mama's legs/houseshoes), cmas 1963 ... my first piano ... looks like i'm crooning too! ohmygawd, look at those bangs of mine. and you wonder why i have issues with my bangs at 47!

baby me, my sister belinda cmas 1961

baby me, my sister belinda cmas 1961

my second cmas, 1962 ... check out those legs!

my second cmas, 1962 ... check out those legs!

sisters with their new appliances. cardboard! and we loved them! cmas 1962

sisters with their new appliances. cardboard! and we loved them! cmas 1962

belinda and terry lee, cmas 1963 ... where's that darn cmas tree now?!

belinda and terry lee, cmas 1963 ... where's that darn cmas tree now?!

hello? hi baby girl. it's me. your future. tell mommy to save that tree for you. you'll want it when you're 40-something!

hello? hi baby girl. it's me. your future. tell mommy to save that tree for you. you'll want it when you're 40-something!

terry lee's first cmas, 1961

terry lee's first cmas, 1961

i love, i love, i love my little calendar girl! 1962 was a VERY good year!

i love, i love, i love my little calendar girl! 1962 was a VERY good year!

sisters, sisters! there were never such devoted sisters! belinda holding baby terry lee. awww!!!

sisters, sisters! there were never such devoted sisters! belinda holding baby terry lee. awww!!!

yes, virginia ... i mean vintage sue, there IS snow in texas. sometimes. like in 1963! sisters in the texas snow ... love my coat and hat (i'm the shorter one)!

yes, virginia ... i mean vintage sue, there IS snow in texas. sometimes. like in 1963! sisters in the texas snow ... love my coat and hat (i'm the shorter one)!

okay, this is taking too long. i still haven’t gotten to the antique treasures. i’m going to post the pics without captions. you’ll be able to sort it out. enjoy!

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pink-snowman

Hey y’all!

Each year when the holidays roll around, my first thought is to run away. Away from the craziness, the crowds, the shopping, the SSSSTRESSSSSS! But somehow, I never do it. Mainly because I still have a teen at home … and then there’s my 26 year old daughter who loves Christmas … and all my other loved ones whom I’d miss if I did hop on the nearest plane, train or cruise ship.

Soooo, the next best thing (for me) is to scale down, slow down, stress down. And that’s what I’ve been doing, slowly but surely over the last few years. A smaller Christmas tree, pre-lit, ornaments that stay on the tree from year to year … a garbage bag over the tree then stashed in the garage until next Christmas.

I also have two miniature trees, aluminum and pink that are simply what they are. Easy, simple, sweet and pretty. No muss, no fuss. I filled a few glass jars/bowls with vintage ornaments and placed them around the house. While in Salado recently, I found a couple of VERY sweet marshmallow pink and yellow snowmen. Just plopped them atop angel statues … too cute!

Life is short. Life is fragile. Life is precious. I’m keeping it simple. And pink and turquoise, of course! 🙂

Hope you enjoy the pics … my simply pink Christmas decor.

Lotsa love, hugs and Christmas blessings,
Terry Lee

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sweet marshmallow snowman!

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salado-chapel

hey y’all!

hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving! we were very blessed: all three of ben’s sons were here, including mike and his wife burgandi and their little one, harrison. he’s the first grandbaby! tara and matt (my two youngest blessings) were here as well as ben and me. an almost full nest of baby birds (no matter how old they get, they’re still our babies)!

ben and i have fallen completely and madly in love with grandbaby harry. we seriously considered hiding him from his mommy and daddy so they might leave him behind. but in the end, we thought better of it. would’ve been a tad extreme, don’t you think?

on friday, burgandi and i went shopping in salado and left grandpa and daddy behind to babysit harry. had lunch at a quaint little tea room (very girly!) and found great deals on some very sweet things … but most of all, it was some serious “girl time” with my daughter in law.

the house is mighty quiet today … just matt and me. feeling kinda blue and missing baby harry. i’ve written it before, but i can’t help but wonder what a mama bird feels, if anything, when all her birds fly out of the nest. the older i get, the more sentimental (and sometimes downright depressed) i get during the holidays. especially when i don’t see all of my children … or if i get to see them and then they leave again (as they should!). sigh.

okay. enough wallowing! am including pics of the family, especially the grandbaby … and a few from salado. i found two VERY sweet little birds who are now at home in my collection (pics of that too). what IS it with me and birds, anyhow?! it’s a sickness i’m afraid. they are just toooo sweet.

enjoy. and hang in there. this time next month, it’ll all be over … for another year. whew!

love and hugs,
terry lee

grandmommy-and-harrison

he loves his elmo

he loves his elmo

thank you. thank you very much.

thank you. thank you very much.

grandmommy steals some sweet sugar

grandmommy steals some sweet sugar

grandpa gets some too

grandpa gets some too

historic salado chapel

historic salado chapel

inside of sweet chapel

inside of sweet chapel

love those angels!

love those angels!

would love to renew our vows here!

would love to renew our vows here!

burgandi admiring an adorable christmas tree in a salado shop

burgandi admiring an adorable christmas tree in a salado shop

this is my new baby bird from salado. fell in LOVE with him! too precious!!

this is my new baby bird from salado. fell in LOVE with him! too precious!!

meet my other new bird ... will add some sparkle to his wings ... too sweet

meet my other new bird ... will add some sparkle to his wings ... too sweet

old bird cage filled with birds and fluff ... love it!

old bird cage filled with birds and fluff ... love it!

bird cage with my two new birds from salado

my two new birds from salado, perched on their new home

a peek inside the birdie cage ...

a peek inside the birdie cage ...

found this birdie picture at the GW barn. painted the dark wood, added pink glitter, bling in the nest and some lace. now she looks great in my bird collection

found this birdie picture at the GW barn. with a little TLC ... painted the dark wood pink, added pink glitter, bling in the nest and some lace ... they look great with my bird collection

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