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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Snapshot Saturday, Jan. 4th

In a lot of ways undoing Christmas is just as big a deal as doing the house up for Christmas. I usually start by piling up the decorations on the table and from there pack them back into their boxes. I gave my husband a new, fancy camera for Christmas and then I asked him to take a picture of the undoing Christmas. These are the photos he snapped.

1. When my mother-in-law died I inherited her collection of Byers Choice Carolers. Here they are lined up ready to be wrapped up in a box for another year.
2. This batch of Byers Choice Carolers are still merrily singing away on a table nearby.
 3. The table contains items from the family room, items in the living room are still on display. I hope to get to them today before my daughter goes back to college.

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads

11 comments:

  1. My elderly next-door neighbor kept a little Christmas town on her piano. Now that I'm (almost) elderly, I keep one under my Christmas tree.

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  2. The carollers are really cute - I always think it seems a shame to things like that hidden away for most of the year. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  3. I do like the carolers. You know the holidays are over when it is time to put away the decorations.

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  4. I always get a little bummed when the Christmas decorations come down, such a joyful time of year. Thanks for sharing, very nice.

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  5. What a lovely collection! I bet they hold a lot of memories for you.

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  6. I love those carolers! Are they antiques?

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  7. Love your carolers!!
    I couldn't get into the Christmas spirit for some reason.

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  8. My MIL was also a fan/collector of the Byers figures ... I only have one. A St. Lucia figure with her white gown, crown of candles and basket of rolls. I do love looking all your figures! Happy New Year!

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  9. Great photographs! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great 2014!

    Here is my snapshot post.

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  10. It's lovely to have decorations from the family, and sad to put them away for another year. We haven't got around to doing that yet.

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  11. That looks like a cozy, end of season tradition. I love that first shot -- great angle!

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