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#579912 - Fri Dec 24 2010 05:40 PM On The First Day of Christmas......
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my true love sent to me..
One treetop angel

( Everyone feel free to post a One Thing picture today Happy Christmas to all!)
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#579914 - Fri Dec 24 2010 06:14 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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The red-coated, white-haired, bearded guy has paid a visit! Here's one household ready for the excited squeals in the morning:



A very H A P P Y C H R I S T M A S to one and all!!!


Edited by Santana2002 (Fri Dec 24 2010 06:32 PM)
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#579915 - Fri Dec 24 2010 06:17 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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...One rooftop polar bear...


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#579919 - Fri Dec 24 2010 07:53 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Oh a great start! Happy Christmas ladies! Toni I do not see the famous guinea pigs under the tree!?
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#579930 - Fri Dec 24 2010 10:55 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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On the first day of Christmas, my true luv sent to me:
ONE white pointsettia ...

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#579963 - Sat Dec 25 2010 01:53 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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They are off to the side, ren, and I was saving the photo for the third day as they are three ... grin

Love that white ponseittia and the polar bear!
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#579992 - Sat Dec 25 2010 07:43 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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That polar bear is so cute. smile

One handmade star for my Christmas tree.

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#580025 - Sat Dec 25 2010 03:37 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: zorba_scank]
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... Santa gave to me ...


... A new mircowave for the Princes ...


Edited by Copago (Sun Dec 26 2010 02:19 PM)
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#580026 - Sat Dec 25 2010 04:20 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: JaneMarple]
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Hehehe that looks like a hit, JM!
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#580029 - Sat Dec 25 2010 05:13 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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ONE bulging Santa Sack for my ONE solitary grandchild.

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#580031 - Sat Dec 25 2010 05:44 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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On the Second Day of Christmas..

2 Flashing Reindeer earrings
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#580047 - Sat Dec 25 2010 10:10 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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Two - Mary with baby Jesus

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#580051 - Sat Dec 25 2010 10:38 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: zorba_scank]
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Love the earrings!

...Two wooden penguins...


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#580056 - Sun Dec 26 2010 04:01 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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On the second day of Christmas my fingers made for the tree ...


Two Christmas danglers (and not only that, the first two elements of "The Twelve days of Christmas" ... )


Edited by Copago (Sun Dec 26 2010 02:15 PM)
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#580084 - Sun Dec 26 2010 06:49 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: JaneMarple]
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Two Christmas Crackers from me today:

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#580090 - Sun Dec 26 2010 07:32 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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On the second day of Christmas, my true luv sent to me...
TWO pretty gift cards

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#580150 - Sun Dec 26 2010 05:09 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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As we're officially 'tomorrow' here I'd like to post my three picture - Three christmas guinea pigs:



I shall be away for a good bit of the week, but should be able to join in again by next weekend. Looking forward to seeing what your true loves have all brought to you this christmas season!
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#580152 - Sun Dec 26 2010 05:14 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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Santana: they are so CUTE! For some reason, I was expecting those Zhu-Zhu things that are all the rage with kids these days! I like the cracker picture too (nice perspective, POV) : )

Auntie: okay, you definitely need to have more than one grandchild - that's a mighty big bag! lol

Zorba: did you make that star yourself? It's lovely.
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#580202 - Sun Dec 26 2010 09:45 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Those little fellows are adorable!

...Three Frosty snowmen...


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#580207 - Sun Dec 26 2010 11:22 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Three Red Bows


Edited by ren33 (Sun Dec 26 2010 11:22 PM)
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#580217 - Mon Dec 27 2010 01:44 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
.../... For some reason, I was expecting those Zhu-Zhu things that are all the rage with kids these days! .../...


Would you believe me if I said that I had to Google it to see what Zhu-Zhu things were???
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#580222 - Mon Dec 27 2010 02:57 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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" Three Wise Men Pies" - a new recipe I invented today. Yes I did! No, they're NOT Shepherd's Pies, although that would also be a Christmassy name.

Take any mixture of leftover pork, turkey, beef or ham that you can't face for YET ANOTHER day.
Mince meats and heat gently with diced vegies, spicy tomato relish and gravy until thick and gooey.
Pour into pie dish and heap with mashed potato. Sprinkle with a topping of your choice and bake in a moderately hot oven until golden brown.

Wrap and label the darn thing and consign it to the depths of the freezer. You won't feel guilty about wasting food and you may even feel like eating it a few weeks from now!

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#580223 - Mon Dec 27 2010 04:32 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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Great! What a genius name too!
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#580255 - Mon Dec 27 2010 09:29 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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No, Jake. I've never attempted something like that.

Three toy soldiers outside a Christmas store in Montreal.

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#580525 - Mon Dec 27 2010 05:49 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: zorba_scank]
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The fourth day already!
Four celebratory monks. Sorry , not Christmassy but the ARE in red!
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#580571 - Mon Dec 27 2010 10:31 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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...Four calling (yellow) birds...


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#580584 - Mon Dec 27 2010 11:56 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Ermm, it's still the 3rd day here (for another 5 minutes lol)
so...

THREE christmas cards..

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#580586 - Tue Dec 28 2010 12:16 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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FOUR candy canes - the ones my cats plucked from the lower reaches of the Christmas tree overnight.

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#580680 - Tue Dec 28 2010 11:59 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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On the fourth day of Christmas, my true luv sent to me:
FOUR fledgeling pheasants

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#580819 - Tue Dec 28 2010 11:03 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me..
Five Bloomin' Orchids
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#580830 - Wed Dec 29 2010 02:35 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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FIVE metres of superfluous tinsel.
Plus one cat who thinks there's no show without Punch!

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#580902 - Wed Dec 29 2010 10:46 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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What a sweetie smile

...Five plush puppies...


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#581110 - Wed Dec 29 2010 09:45 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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On the Sixth Day....
Six Brussels sprouts Yum!
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#581114 - Wed Dec 29 2010 10:21 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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SIX scoops of sorbet.

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#581119 - Wed Dec 29 2010 10:49 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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...Six pretty presents (on my wall hanging)...


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#581128 - Wed Dec 29 2010 11:40 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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According to FT time, I still have 20 minutes to post for day 5 lol:

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true luv gave to me:
FIVE golden bells

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#581149 - Thu Dec 30 2010 04:10 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Thanks and sorry Jakaroo. I know that Canada time is later. Please post when you can.
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#581203 - Thu Dec 30 2010 08:04 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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LoL, nothing to be sorry about Ren! I was just panicking because Photobucket was not being the slightest bit cooperative the last two nights.

But while we're on the subject of time zones, there are 6 of them in Canada. SpanishLiz is two hours different from me. When I was a kid, there used to be a "joke" which went:

"The world will end at midnight. 12:30 in Newfoundland"


SpanishLiz: nice wallhanging! Did you make it?

Auntie: that cat has a very guilty look on its face.. "uh-oh, she caught me!" lol

Okay, going off to think about six something-or-others now ~
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#581228 - Thu Dec 30 2010 09:28 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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The wall hanging was a present a few years ago, I'm not handy with a needle and thread smile I've just been waiting until Ren posts to make it officially the 'next' day, assuming I already know what 'my true love' has given me...

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#581229 - Thu Dec 30 2010 09:39 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Six bottles of perfume..

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#581258 - Thu Dec 30 2010 11:36 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: zorba_scank]
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SpanishLiz: When my eyes were much much younger, I enjoyed cross stitch and petit point. Am quite hopeless with everything else.
The most "sewing" I do these days is quick mending jobs on my Singer.

Ren: forgot to mention how lovely those orchids are. My favourite "house plant" since they like to be ignored lol.

Zorba: what pretty bottles. Nice capture of the reflections of light too!
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On the sixth day of Christmas...
SIX stained-glass windows

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#581274 - Thu Dec 30 2010 12:34 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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... SIX (times two) months of Betty ...

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#581281 - Thu Dec 30 2010 12:56 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Gatsby722]
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Ha!! Gatsby, what an awesome calendar! grin Betty White is the best.
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#581297 - Thu Dec 30 2010 01:18 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: minkpenny]
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This is fantastic.
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#581493 - Thu Dec 30 2010 11:25 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: sue943]
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Thanks Sue. Methinks Days 7 on will be challenging!
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#581494 - Thu Dec 30 2010 11:38 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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Arghhhhhhh! No photo from me today, or maybe later. I am having Photobuck probs.
I trust you all are not and can find some 7th Day phots. It is all going so well .
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#581501 - Fri Dec 31 2010 12:12 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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Let's try,
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me

...seven juicy oranges smile




(I already have 8, 9 and 12 waiting, and ideas for the other two.)


Edited by spanishliz (Fri Dec 31 2010 12:14 AM)
Edit Reason: to insert correct photo, oops!

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#581508 - Fri Dec 31 2010 12:42 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Like Liz, I've got days 8 to 12 covered. A lot of the early stuff was too perishable
to wait, so what the heck! I did the lot.



SEVEN "Stars of Bethlehem".
A down-under name for Agapanthus or Nile Lily, because they're usually in full flower on Christmas Day.

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#581792 - Fri Dec 31 2010 11:44 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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On the seventh day of christmas I have a seven-piece place setting to show you:



Dinner plate, napkin, entrée plate, knife, fork, spoon and wine glass ... all that's missing is the food to go with it, and as we are having raclette (various salamis, bacon and other charcuterie grilled on a hot plate, accompanied by boiled potatoes smothered in cheese melted underneath the grill of the hot plate) tonight, it will be a case of each man for himself!!!


Edited by Santana2002 (Fri Dec 31 2010 12:05 PM)
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#581920 - Fri Dec 31 2010 03:49 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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On the seventh day of Christmas..
SEVEN home-made butter tarts

(ummm, there WERE 12, but SOMEbody ate 5 of them before I could take a picture lol)


(they were a present from my boss. He's such a nice man, not only did he bake them, but gift wrapped them individually!)
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#581984 - Sat Jan 01 2011 12:04 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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On the 8th Day of Christmas I am using up left over pastry...

8 rather messy mincepies
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#581985 - Sat Jan 01 2011 12:08 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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EIGHT Jingle Bells.

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#582107 - Sat Jan 01 2011 09:01 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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Eight cards to make...



This card kit is an actual Christmas gift, from my sister, who knows how much I enjoy making cards from kits like this one.

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#582252 - Sat Jan 01 2011 07:19 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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On the eighth day of Christmas, two true luvs gave each other:
EIGHT days in Mexico



Departure is many weeks from now, but hopefully will have time to lose enough weight to fit into my old swimsuit LOL
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#582387 - Sun Jan 02 2011 03:55 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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NINE Delft dangles.

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#582398 - Sun Jan 02 2011 04:51 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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Auntie: those little ornaments are adorable!!



On the ninth day of Christmas...
NINE assorted angels:





(there's plenty of angels in my house, they're just not all in one place and they vary wildly in size, so had to do a sort of "collage")
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#582480 - Sun Jan 02 2011 09:31 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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...Nine tempting chocolates...


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#582489 - Sun Jan 02 2011 10:17 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Wow SpanishLiz! Those are WAY too pretty to eat!
Do you know how the decorating of the one on the far left (with the snowflakes) was done? Is it a fondant? Hand"painted" with icing? Stencil? They are ALL lovely, but that one has me particularly intrigued : )
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#582505 - Sun Jan 02 2011 10:37 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Sorry, I don't know how any of the decorating was done. They do look too nice to eat though, don't they?

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#582618 - Sun Jan 02 2011 06:30 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Yum! Lovely to look at but I would eat them in a heartbeat!
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#582666 - Sun Jan 02 2011 09:32 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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I'm with you, Ren. And at leadt Liz would still have the photo!

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#582672 - Sun Jan 02 2011 09:57 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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Hi. A little question.
It's only a song or it's a love tradition,too.

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#582678 - Sun Jan 02 2011 10:33 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: joecali]
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joecali, It is all based on the well known song, which you probably know. The 12 Days of Christmas I don't think I would be very happy if a guy bought me all those things. What the heck would you do with "12 Drummers Drumming"? (Don't anybody answer that, this is a family site.)


Edited by ren33 (Sun Jan 02 2011 10:36 PM)
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#582700 - Mon Jan 03 2011 01:15 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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I heard that the song may have been created during the Religious Wars of the 16th Century as a cryptic means of teaching English children their catechism.





Ten Tired Tulips.
They were fresh and pretty when my grandson gave them to me on Christmas Day.
Teddy's looking the worse for wear also.

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#582741 - Mon Jan 03 2011 05:56 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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It has been claimed that the song is a mnemonic for the tenets of the Catholic faith, but Snopes disagrees.

I received a lovely present from a scrapbooking pal: 10 individual little bits and pieces, just for my pleasure:

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#582777 - Mon Jan 03 2011 09:21 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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Ooh, good pal! smile

...Ten endangered pennies...



Word is that the humble penny may soon be scrapped in Canada, partly because it costs one and one half cents to make a coin worth one cent!

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#582827 - Mon Jan 03 2011 10:53 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Ten different types of Christmas sweets

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#583009 - Mon Jan 03 2011 07:55 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: zorba_scank]
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Zorba: uh-oh, MORE things that are too pretty to eat LOL (p.s. I love your table!)

On the tenth Day of Christmas...
TEN snow white lilies:

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#583081 - Tue Jan 04 2011 02:17 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Liz; Australia's one and two-cent coins were phased out several years ago. I think five-cent coins will go soon.

Sharon; Scrumptious looking sweets - lovingly hand-made, I would guess.

Jakeroo; My first job was a junior assistant in a maternity ward. Liliums were often in the mothers' bouquets, which I tended and watered daily. I have loved lilies ever since.
(It was a Presbyterian hospital, so I was also introduced to Haggis - but that's another story).





Eleven slices of Christmas Cake.

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#583119 - Tue Jan 04 2011 07:01 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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Good gracious Auntie, such will power! Mine was gone by Monday!
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#583135 - Tue Jan 04 2011 09:03 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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...Eleven cuddly teddies (including one in a Santa hat, holding a present)...


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#583279 - Tue Jan 04 2011 04:48 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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May I just say, I've been loving all these pictures smile All the food looks really delicious. And those teddy bears are so cute, Liz!
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#583383 - Tue Jan 04 2011 08:26 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: minkpenny]
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11 favourite earrings ( Well, I am searching the vacuum cleaner bag for the other "Hohoho" one. )
Thanks Minkpenny They are all great, I think.


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#583414 - Tue Jan 04 2011 11:05 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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Ren: those are SO cute. I've always been envious of folks with pierced ears (it's the ONLY part of my body I would consent to having holes in it ... besides the space between my ears that is lol), but I have several metal allergies, sigh. Anyway, I really hope you find the missing hohoho!

Auntie: Lilies are in my top 5 as well. If it wasn't for their AMAZING pollen staining talents, they'd probably be number one lol (shortly after that picture I cut off the stamens... um sorry guys no offence lol)

and haggis? oh my I'd like to hear that story! Speaking of which, 3 of my 4 grandparents were Scottish, sooooooooooo....

On the eleventh day of Christmas ...
ELEVEN Scottish Shortbreads



(this was supposed to be 12, but I ate one before I took the picture lol)
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#583419 - Wed Jan 05 2011 12:32 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Well done for only eating one! As to metal allergies, apparently painting the hooks with clear nail polish or varnish works as that way you are not touching metal. I have had real fun with earrings. My class always check which ones I am wearing today. At one time I could go a few months with a different pair every day.
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#583420 - Wed Jan 05 2011 12:48 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: ren33]
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TWELVE months to go before we do it all over again!

And a very Happy Christmas to those who celebrate according to The Orthodox Calendar, whose Christmas Day is January 7th.

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#583428 - Wed Jan 05 2011 06:00 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: auntie1]
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Mmmhmmm Haggis!!! One of the great foods to come from Scotland, alongside Tablet, Shortbread and Edinburgh Rock, though I'm sure none of them are exactly healthy!!!

I'll have to take a 12 photo for today ... but time is running away on me again frown
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#583466 - Wed Jan 05 2011 10:01 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Santana2002]
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Wonderful haggis! Who said they had some? smile

...Twelve plump grapes...



These have already been eaten, on New Year's Eve, in my attempt to keep the Spanish tradition on wolfing down 12 grapes at midnight smile They were lovely and sweet, too.


This theme has been tremendous fun, thank you whoever thought of it!

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#583617 - Wed Jan 05 2011 09:45 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Ren: yes on the nail polish thing. I did that for 20 years so that I could wear a watch with a nickel-plated back. I no longer wear a watch at all. Silver, platinum and anything electroplated aren't good either. I'll just keep my hair long (even though it's gray) and hide my ears altogether lol, it's easier.

Liz: do the 12 grapes bring luck? Does it have to be only 12? Am curious, am fascinated by "traditions". And yes, they DO look luscious!

Unlike the rest of you who are so organised and able to pre-plan (not to mention having more willpower lol), I don't have enough of anything left in the "treats" category to post for 12. We've eaten them all lol.

Sooo, on the twelfth day of Christmas...
TWELVE pelicans paddling



(I'm going to experience mild withdrawal now that this theme has ended. Thanks so much for suggesting it - was fun!)
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#583623 - Wed Jan 05 2011 10:07 PM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: Jakeroo]
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Quote:
Liz: do the 12 grapes bring luck? Does it have to be only 12? Am curious, am fascinated by "traditions". And yes, they DO look luscious!


Yes, the grapes are to bring luck. The tradition is really to try to eat 12 grapes, one for each month of the coming year, as the clock strikes twelve. I usually give myself a bit of leeway, especially with such fat grapes!

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#583704 - Thu Jan 06 2011 09:08 AM Re: On The First Day of Christmas...... [Re: spanishliz]
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Liz, I think your 12 plump grapes are a very fitting end to this thread. My decorations are all down, as is correct for 6th Jan. It was a fantastic idea, thanks Toni(Santana) and thanks so much for all your clever and lovely photos. I will close it in the next few hours and start a new two week theme on Sunday. Thanks again all!
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