This is Jami. I really, really like Jami.
We had lunch today in Wichita, and it was great to have time to visit with her. I went over to attend a presentation on Victorian Christmas at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Society, which was fabulous.
There was information on the Victorian era. And information on Christmas in the Victorian era, complete with Christmas ornaments.
Can you imagine how happy I was?
Jami brought me some wonderful presents - delicious tea and a tea strainer with a holly leaf decoration. Is that not perfect?
To top it off, she had wrapped it in vintage Christmas paper, and included a vintage card. Oh my goodness, I love it oh so much. I couldn't wait to share it with you.
I opened the presents very carefully so as to save the paper. I think I may frame one of these pieces and hang it on the wall. Would that not make a cool piece of art?
The extra benefit of this, that Jami may not even realize, is that she has provided me with the last piece of permission I needed to keep buying wrapping paper myself. I love wrapping paper and although I have a theme every year, seem to buy enough paper for 2-4 themes each year. But, now I realize that if I keep it long enough, it will be vintage, too.
At the end of the day, before coming home, I went to Botanica to see their Christmas display. It was very cool. I didn't walk all the paths because some were on uneven ground and I'm being extra, extra careful to not jar myself in any way. But I walked the paved areas. I'm still moving slowly but I am moving.
Overall a very Christmasy day.