Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

"Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in
the year."
        ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

   Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas season and that 2015 will begin full of new possibilities! I have gone through all of my 2014 posts and chosen my favourite pictures from each month. This has been a lovely year! I hope that 2015 is just as exciting, happy, and beautiful. Thankyou so much for your support! 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! I wish you all the best this season and in the new year! Thankyou for your support and encouragement. You are truly a blessing in my life!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Presents

"When we recall Christmas past,
we usually find that the simplest
things - not the great occasions -
give off the greatest glow of happiness."
                        ~Bob Hope

   This Christmas I have enjoyed wrapping gifts sooooo much! I decided to really take my time with each one and try to make them all a little special. I tried new ideas for ribbon and paper flowers that I saw on pinterest and experimented with different shapes and trimmings. The result was that it could take me up to three hours to wrap one present and my room was usually full of bits of paper, glue, glitter, and what not by the time I was done. :) I love how they turned out though. As usual I went for a pastel and gold theme with the odd splash of a brighter colour. The tissue paper flower is my favourite I think! I had 18k gold ink everywhere by the time I was finished. The looks on my family's faces when I put the presents under the tree and they came to examine them were well worth the effort though! 

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Shopping at Chateau

"It is Christmas in the heart
that puts Christmas in the air."
            ~W. T. Ellis

   I am almost finished my Christmas shopping! I always start in November and think that I am way ahead of the game and then as Christmas approaches I keep remembering things that I have to do. I'm almost there though. A week or so ago I was in a beautiful little clothing boutique called Chateau Country Lace (such a pretty name!) and I loved the way they had decorated with all of these pretty vintage decorations and dressed up antique pieces. I had to snap a few pictures on my phone. I really feel like the Christmas displays this year have been exceptionally lovely!