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    Laura Kaufmann
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I had visions of decorating in only blues and silver for this first Christmas in our Florida home. But, that is not to be, as it is clear that I need to use all my old glass ornaments collected over many years, all my (adult) children’s handmade treasures, cutesy things from my country primitive days, inherited antique decorations, etc. 
My editing skills are hopeless and I have no restraint so it’s Christmas through the ages in all colors and styles here. #noselfcontrol #christmasclutter
I had visions of decorating in only blues and silver for this first Christmas in our Florida home. But, that is not to be, as it is clear that I need to use all my old glass ornaments collected over many years, all my (adult) children’s handmade treasures, cutesy things from my country primitive days, inherited antique decorations, etc. My editing skills are hopeless and I have no restraint so it’s Christmas through the ages in all colors and styles here. #noselfcontrol  #christmasclutter 
Happy Friday
Happy Friday
Silvered glass favorites 
#christmasornaments #antique #tuba #bird
These oldies were collected long ago and we just found them in a box that had been stashed away under the window seat in our old home. Haven’t used them in twenty years. #collectingforfortyyears #collections #christmasdecorations
Cigar box full of lost sheep
Cigar box full of lost sheep
First time decorating for Christmas in Florida.  We will be spending Thanksgiving in NY with the northern contingent of the family.  When we come back we will be ready to celebrate the Christmas season with Dad and our southern family. #grateful #family #floridachristmas
First time decorating for Christmas in Florida. We will be spending Thanksgiving in NY with the northern contingent of the family. When we come back we will be ready to celebrate the Christmas season with Dad and our southern family. #grateful  #family  #floridachristmas 
Unwrapping some of my pinks.
Unwrapping some of my pinks.
This emerald green, rhinestone studded ball gown was hanging on the lamppost with a sign marked free during our neighborhood yard sale weekend. She just might be standing in for my Christmas tree this year. 
#couldn’tresist
This emerald green, rhinestone studded ball gown was hanging on the lamppost with a sign marked free during our neighborhood yard sale weekend. She just might be standing in for my Christmas tree this year. #couldn ’tresist
Misty morning
Misty morning
Sweet tiny French pitchers. Not sure if they are for butter or syrup. Do you know? 
#thriftstorefinds
Sweet tiny French pitchers. Not sure if they are for butter or syrup. Do you know? #thriftstorefinds 
Happy Sunday. So nice to have the extra hour this morning! 
#notdarkatseven #timeforawalk
Not a collector of Pyrex but couldn’t pass up this $1 aqua butter dish. Or the color of this old bowl for 50 cents. 
#practicingrestraint #yardsalejunkie #pyrex
Still settling in. Still getting used to different ways. Love being with Dad and my big sister Lynn. Miss my NY family and friends. Love the many thrift stores around. Love this $2 ironstone platter I found yesterday. 
#grateful #ironstonewednesday #ironestone
Still settling in. Still getting used to different ways. Love being with Dad and my big sister Lynn. Miss my NY family and friends. Love the many thrift stores around. Love this $2 ironstone platter I found yesterday. #grateful  #ironstonewednesday  #ironestone 
Getting reacquainted with forgotten treasures.
Getting reacquainted with forgotten treasures.
October in Florida.
October in Florida.
Good morning! Instead of pine cones and Pretty fall leaves, today I found a grapefruit! #florida #differentbutthesame