Ten years of posting this Countdown to Christmas. It is a labor of love I completely enjoy! Hello to my audience that have followed me all these years, and welcome to those just discovering me and my world. Outfit details, all thrifted with the exception of the BCBGirls heels and leopard cashmere socks. Max Studio black knit skirt, Jennifer Moore plaid knitted by hand sweater, sunglasses, black leather gloves, and Santa hat. A less exuberant pose with a Zipper photobomb. Country Christmas Madame Alexander leads off this year's countdown. She was a $5 flea market purchase that joined my personal collection of MA dolls. Her plaid woven background is one of the types of fabric that I am collecting for another plaid remnant quilt. Link to Minimalist-plaid-quilt Other Madam Alexanders appeared in online auctions, but did not come home with me. Christmas Carol Winter I will highlight a Recipe of the Day from the mid-1850s Antique American Cookbooks Home Cookery Ladies' Indispen
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