As you can see by the banner above, the countdown to Christmas is ON! We are also counting down in our home on my childhood Advent calendar. My mom made it for me well over 30 years ago. Isn't it adorable?! I love its vintage charm~especially the rick-rack. Each numbered pocket has a mini ornament inside. The kids love taking turns each day hanging up the ornaments.
For quite a few years the calendar stayed in storage due to a ripped seam in the middle of the tree. After I got married and decided I wanted to unpack it, I did my best to repair it. But as you can see below, I have no talent in the hand-stitching department. (I can't believe I'm really showing these terrible stitches on here!)