The Old Tattered Flag

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A few of my favorite things....

It's a simple blog favorite things.  I don't know what it is about Christmas that just makes everything more special.  The way you see things with a different eye.  Well, I also got a new camera.  In my next life I would love to be a photographer, or a graphic designer, or this or that, you are never too old to dream or reinvent yourself, right?.  Anyway, here are some things around the house seen through the lens of my new camera....and yes, they are my favorite things...

A Candle
A favorite vignette

Christmas Dinner
A hooked Rug
Peace (and beautiful artwork by my Sister)


Punch Needle

A Handmade Santa

My favorite Snowman
My Mother

My Mother in law visiting for Christmas
My Oldest Son

My Youngest son 

My Dog

My Hubby
My Family

My Shop

My Home
 I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes everything just a little bit more special but it just does and I'm happy to embrace those things.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a Very happy and healthy New Year.

Until next time.....


  1. Beautiful pictures, Julie. I agree...everything is so much more special this time of year...lovely family ...lovely home...peace and blessing to you.

  2. I hope you and your family had the merriest Christmas ever. Peace, health and happiness in the new year.
    Hugs to you and mom :)

  3. lovely pictures. happy new year.

  4. You have a lovely family and home. Thanks for sharing!

  5. doubt those are some of your favorite things...they are all so truly beautiful...and it isn't just the Christmas light and magic or your camera making them so... You are truly blessed...and I hope those blessings and joys continue into the new year. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin


About Me

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog. I am married and just entering the second phase of my life as a Army retiree's wife. My husband and I did 25+ years in the Army. He is now officially a retired Colonel and has just entered the civilian workforce and I am happily settled in our 1830 Stone house. I (along with my Mom) operate www.theoldtatteredflag and currently we are building a small shop in the back part of the house. We live in Northern NY, right near the Canadian border. I have two handsome sons and 2 puggles. Life is busy for us, but I wouldn't have it any other way.