Giving away this cute little double starfish ornament
in honor of Christmas in July!
It kinda came and went with very little fanfare this year, didn't it?
Some of you know that where I grew up
Christmas in July is a very big deal for all the folks
who live in "vacationland" in the summer,
yet never see their summertime neighbors at
the true December Christmastime.
So many tourists really go ALL OUT -
decorating cottages and yachts...
And many businesses have themed specials at the pubs and stores!
So when July 25th comes around my spirit is with them.
In my heart and mind I am home on the lake for Christmas.
Last year I celebrated here hosting a Christmas tea for my niece.
Here's a sneak pic of it:
But this year has been quiet and peaceful.
My two youngest nieces are at their two-a-day cheer practices,
my eldest niece is babysitting
because she turned 16 last month and needs gas money.
This year my daughters had a big bbq party with their friends
hosting a "Couples Night Out Pub Crawl"
for my daughter Katie's and her fiance Jeff's
They wanted theirs to be together, not traditional.
That's not their style at all so this was perfect for them!
(They're getting married August 29th!)
This delicate and precious vintage hand painted Japanese teacup
is a recent and lucky thrifting find.
It is paper thin, and is a subtle nod to a Christmas in July tea!
It somehow just belongs nestled amongst the flowers outdoors!
Back to my double starfish ornament giveaway!
Simply leave a comment below
if you'd like to enter to win it
is the only requirement.
I should be delighted if you'd be a follower of my blog,
but the "follower police" won't be after you if you are not.
Non-bloggers may enter as well, of course;
but I will need a snail mail addy sent privately
if you aren't so that you may be reached if you win.
Not just restricted to US this time, for once!
I will pick a winner next Sunday Aug. 2nd.
And I will close with this lovely poem by V. Watson:
As always, thank you for your visit!
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