Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Presents

"I don't know what's in the box,
but I love it. Unopened gifts contain hope."
                   ~Jarod Kintz

     Christmas is so close and the excitement and anticipation is wonderful! I remember that Christmas growing up was a magical time in my home. Every year I try to recreate that feeling of wonder that I remember so well from my childhood. This year I embraced the Christmas magic by trying to make our presents as beautiful as possible. I love wrapping presents! Here are some pictures of the gifts I wrapped for my Mum (yes my Dad's are equally lovely minus the pink roses).

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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