Have a Very GOURDY Christmas!

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Gertie and Lizzy are so happy it is Christmas time! They both are holding beautiful Christmas stockings gifted to them by their Auntie Janet. ❤

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This lovely gourd was painted by Jessie Geesey. I love that he is a blue Santa. 🙂

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Gertie is excited! Santa Claus is coming tonight! 🙂

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“I have been a very good girl Santa” said Gertie. 🙂

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Lizzy is excited too! 🙂

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“I have been a good girl too Santa” said Lizzy. 🙂

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Brigitte loves this large Santa gourd also painted by Jesse Geesey.  Brigitte’s knitted stocking and bear were from Diane Duke last year at Christmas time. 🙂

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Brigitte has also been a very good girl this year. 🙂

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Santa up close. 🙂

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Merry Christmas to you from all of us at Sasha Shangri-La. 🙂 xxx

Please meet Lizzy, Gertie’s Sister

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Some of you may have seen this lovely photo taken by Janet Myhill Dabbs and posted on facebook. Janet hand painted this lovely girl and gave her a new life! She had previously been a Pintucks girls with a bobbed wig and overall needing a lot of help. Janet gave her a spa treatment, a new pintucks wig dyed to this delicious new chestnut  color, restrung her, and created the gorgeous outfit you see her wearing in the photo. This new girl’s name is Lizzy. ❤
Lizzy and Edith
Gertie was so excited about meeting her new sister Lizzy. Gertie was looking and relooking at her photos and especially this photo of Lizzy taken with her twin, Edith. ❤

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So, a week or so later, Lizzy arrived at Sasha Shangri-La and this photo is the first photo taken of Lizzy with Gertie. 🙂

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Gertie and Lizzy together. I braided Lizzy’s hair because I love braids so very much. Braids remind me of when I was a little girl and they also remind me of my Mom who wore braids most of her childhood. Her braids were captured in many old photos that I now treasure dearly. ❤

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An up close photo of Gertie and Lizzy. 🙂

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Gertie brought her dear ragbaby, a gift from Edith and Janet, to share with Lizzy and help her to feel at home. 🙂

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Lizzy was so happy to hug the ragbaby. 🙂

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Lizzy presented a gift from Edith to Gertie.

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Gertie was so happy to receive this handmade sling shot and bag with ammunition! Gertie wants to practice her accuracy on Dad’s firing range one day soon. 😉

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A delightful and thoughtful gift from Edith and so very special with a forked twig from Gertie’s homeland in the UK. Thank you so very much Edith and Mommy Janet too! 🙂

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A touch of the hand and a tender moment between sisters. ❤

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Much love between these two dear sisters. ❤

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Now, let’s look at a few photos of just Lizzy. Janet used vintage William Morris fabric. I love this pinafore and its lovely, muted colors. ❤

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Her clogs are woolen and have a nice accent of an embroidered pattern. 🙂

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A close up of Lizzy to better see her eyes and I love those freckles too! ❤

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Dear Lizzy ❤

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Lizzy again. 🙂

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I think Lizzy will love her new home here at Sasha Shangri-La. ❤

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Gertie rejoins her sister. 🙂

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A nice, full view of the happy pair. 🙂

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In parting, a watercolor (computer generated) of Lizzy for you to enjoy. Thank you for visiting us and we hope you enjoyed this post! Lizzy, Gertie and I are sending you hugs and happy wishes for a wonderful week to come! 🙂 xxx