Friday, December 7, 2012

Ribbons, Roses, and Pearls

"What is Christmas? It is tenderness
for the past, courage for the present,
hope for the future. It is a fervent wish
that every cup may overflow with
blessings rich and eternal, and that
every path may lead to peace."
                       ~Agnes M. Pahro

    This time of year can go by so quickly because there is so much to do and think about. The first week of December is already almost over! This is why in my house we decorate early so that every ornament, bauble, and ribbon can be enjoyed to the utmost. Every year my Mother manages to create something new and extraordinarily beautiful from some small discovery we make in the array of Christmas decorations available everywhere. This year we found balls wound in pearls and then we used some of the fabulous french trims we have been collecting over the past few months and some gorgeous ribbonwork roses from Meadowstreet and Lambs and Ivy Designs to make the most beautiful ornaments I have ever seen! I actually had to give in and let my Mum have one of her Christmas presents early - a little ribbonwork brooch from Lambs and Ivy that was perfect for this project (See pics 6, 13,14 etc). Of course she was thrilled! (Thankyou Dana!) Decorating with my Mum is one of my favorite things about Christmas. Nobody can make a home as soft and beautiful as my Mum. I hope you are enjoying decorating for Christmas too!   

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19 comments:

  1. So pretty! You've done it again. I just love the soft color and gorgeous decorations on the little tree. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  2. Hi, it's all so soft and beautiful, love your tree and all your gorgeous decoration, your home must glow for the holidays ;)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  3. It is just exquisite. Beautifully done- you and your Mum both have the talent, I think-xo Diana

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  4. Everything is just beautiful!! (Anything you wish to part with I am always here ready to sacrifice for the greater good...lol)

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  5. Georgous! So soft and romantic, it is all beautiful.

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  6. I love your collection! Such beauty! The soft colors are beautiful! I also love your blog and am now a follower!

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  7. woow....just LOVE it all :)
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  8. Hi, Jennelise! How are you? I haven't blogged here for a long time. Lovely to return and be reminded of your delicious confections for the eye. I've scrolled thru the archives as far back as "Pink Glass" and will eventually catch up. Your holiday ornaments are sumptuously beautiful; I love the webby pearl strings, too.

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  9. What a lovely post. Do you know the name of your pretty vintage china with the gold edges and roses? I love it! Love the little cake stand too.

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  10. Soooo beautiful! I agree nobody does "pretty and soft" better than your mum! *winks* Vanna

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  11. Beautiful, Jennelise! Love the bling! Love the pink! Love the lace! Love your blog! I'm a new follower. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  12. Hi Jennelise ~

    So happy I cam back to see you for the holiday pictures beacuse they are spectacular!! You have such an artist's eye in how you display all your treasures. Really truly stunning pictures my dear and I can't wait to see what you'll create next!!!

    XO~ Steph

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  13. Gorgeous as always, dear Jennelise!
    xoxo

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  14. What a wonderful collection of Christmas ornaments and beautiful decorations. I would love to visit and have hot chocolate and see all the beautiful surroundings in person!!

    It is such an honor to have one of my roses adorn an ornament in your home!!
    Hugs and Merry Christmas!
    Dana

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