OT - Throwback Thursday
Happy Thursday, STalkers! How about some memories of yesteryear and family Christmas when you were young?
Christmas tree: real or fake? Due to one sibling's allergies, we had a fake tree.
When did the tree go up/come down? Up the day after Thanksgiving. Down the day after Christmas. It looked naked without anything underneath.
Tree topper? Until I was 10, we had one of those glass toppers that was a ball with a 'spire' (not certain of how else to describe it). Sadly, that broke, but that's when Mom's love of angels began. I inherited that angel along with Mom's collection and all of the antique family ornaments.
Tree skirt? We never had one. We placed white cotton sheets around the tree base and in the corner to place all of the presents.
Present opening? One on Christmas Eve in honor of my grandfather who passed away on Christmas Eve. The rest in the morning.
Christmas feast: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner? Hot blueberry muffins for breakfast (using wild blueberries we'd picked that Summer). Ham, potato cakes, pickled beets, pickled herring, juustoa, and rieska for dinner with cranberry poundcake for dessert.