Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pink Christmas

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."
                       ~Norman Vincent Peale

   It snowed! When I woke up this morning everything was white outside my window and all I wanted to do was burrow deeper under my covers - but of course I couldn't I had to get up and go to work! Thankyou to everyone who left such lovely comments about the Christmas photos! My Mum read some of them and was very touched at the sweet things you all had to say about her box! It's one thing for me to say that the things she makes are beautiful and quite another for her to hear it from others. Thankyou! I hope you like this new set of Christmas-y photos too - they are of our pink decorations displayed in the front entryway and living room. The ornaments on the little silver tree are from Germany bought many years ago from a store here in town. My Mum made the little pink ribbon rose on the beaded stocking. Take care!
I am linking up with Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell Wednesday.

Drawing by Jennelise

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Glitter of Winter

"The early mist had vanished and
the fields lay like a silver shield...
It was one of the days when the
glitter of winter shines..."
             ~Edith Wharton

   My family and I went away for two days to do some Christmas shopping and other fun things. We got back this evening and are worn out from our exciting trip! We visited antique stores and came away with a few special treasures and then explored some garden centers that were floor to ceiling Christmas decor. It was so much fun and now we are all exhausted! My home is now pretty well ready for Christmas and I wanted to share the first of my Christmas photos! My Mum and I love mercury glass at Christmas time so this little display includes some from her collection along with a beautiful little silver tree and one of our Christmas treasures - an ethereal box that my Mother handmade. It is so exquisite and I love to see it every Christmas. I am sharing this post with My Shabby Streamside Studio's Vintage Video of Holiday Decor and I am also participating in Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I love it!!!