Friday, December 11, 2009

Chanukah Christmas Tradition With Best Friends

It was Chanukah/Christmas Brunch at my house today. Best Friend, Patty, came and we ate an omelet and toast on my grandma's china and mom's dinner plates.
We have such fun shopping for each other all year year we do this at Patty's house and then I get to enjoy her Christmas Tree loaded with family heirloom ornaments and an abundance of other decorations...and the next year its here and she gets to enjoy my array of
Chanukah menorahs and other decor (many of which are past gifts from Patty.)
This year I gave Patty my first ever art journal, an experiment I told her...and she loved it as if
I'd given her the crown jewels!
She gave me this beautiful Chanukah dish which can serve as our family party cookie platter tomorrow. I think I really really blew her out of the water when she opened her final gift and found inside the box My "Living Green" art quilt wall hanging~ She had admired it so many times telling me how much she liked it I felt it only right that it should now hang in her home and it will. I hope she realizes its not a quilt to wrap up in~ ;-)


  1. OMGosh Now I know where they get the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. You can see how happy and emotional she felt all over her facE. What delight and shock..and the camera captured it all.. She certainly DID love the quilt AND the book. Glad you had so much fun.

  2. Isn't it wonderful to see such love and appreciation in someone's face when you give them a gift?

  3. I hope your lights all shine bright. What a beautiful tradition you have with your friend. Blessings and peace.

  4. It is the best when you can get that face from something you made with love, lovely...thank you for sharing a peek into a special friendship. Merry Christmas,

  5. these are such lovely photos showing pure love and true friendship. happy chanukah to you and yours.

  6. Looks like a great friendship. I like the expressions on Patti's face. I love being able to give someone a gift they really want and possibly don't expect. Looking at the image of the food made me feel for pancakes.

  7. Such nice gifts to give and receive. And a nice brunch.

  8. A wonderful, loving gesture from your part, Lynn. We all can see how happy and surprised she is!!! I am sure she'll treasure your gifts:)


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