Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Going to Our Happy Place

We are on our way . . .

, , , to one of our favorite happy places.

I can't wait!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Decorating Bug

Found some cute modern decor with
a romantic twist online.

A new year is coming up fast.
I have the decorating bug.

You can find these items and lots lots more

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas

Wishing you



Wednesday, December 22, 2010


We wait like the angels.

Wait for the Son of God to be born.

Humbly in a stable.


 for the glorious
celebration of the birth
of our King.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sparkle and Shine

I love sparkly things.
I love sparkly jewelry.
I love sparkly jewelry Christmas tree art.

I love my vintage Christmas jewelry trees.  I love how they have been created out of bits of old jewelry once worn by someone.  I also love how they are perfectly imperfect.
 Yes they are missing a stone or a pearl here or there but that is ok with me.

This one lights up.

Sparkle and shine on.

I am joining Tinsel & Co
for Deck the Halls

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Run Run As Fast As You Can

Run, run as fast as you can . . . 

You can't catch me . . . 

. . . I'm the gingerbread man.

My favorite vintage cookie cook book.

I always go to this one

when I am in the mood
to bake gingerbread men,
or other Christmas cookies.

What's that gingerbread man cookie jar? . . .

Is that a tear?
 Oh my goodness, are you crying?

Don't worry
gingerbread man cookie jar.

We'll only be eating the new guys.

They will definitely be
limited editions around here.

Happy cookie baking!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Let it Snow

We haven't had any snow this December so I thought I'd create a little snow.

Remember cutting out paper snowflakes?  I used little paper doilies for mine.

I taped them to the inside of my kitchen cupboard cabinets
for a little instant snow storm

of lacy little snowflakes.

I found this vintage Santa pitcher and mugs while thrifting yesterday.

Easy peasy, pretty, and inexpensive.
What more could you ask for?

I'm linking with Faded Charm
for White Wednesday.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Sky at Dusk

Just wanted to share with you some beauty I witnessed lately.  I stepped outside my house and the sky literally took my breath away!  So I ran and got my camera and snapped these pictures to share with you.
 These photos are not retouched.
The colors are from God's own palette. 

I  thank God that I can appreciate such beauty with my eyes and keep it forever in my heart.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holy Family Tapestry

On a recent junk adventure I came across this beautiful tapestry of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  It had a few tattered edges but was beautiful regardless.

I knew I wanted to frame this so I was on the hunt for a cheap affordable frame.

I found this almost perfect sized frame at the thrift.  I couldn't wait to cover this horrible interesting stitchery.

So I gathered up some lace and pearls and my glue gun and started assembling my picture. Remember you can click on the picture to enlarge the image.
It is now hanging above my mantle.

Thank you for stopping by.

I'm linking with

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Naughty or Nice

He's making a list . . .  

 and checking it twice . . . 

He's going to find out . . .

who's naughty or nice.

Santa Claus is

coming . . . .

to town.

He sees you
when you're sleeping.

He knows when you're awake.

He knows if you've
been bad or good . . .

so be good
 for goodness sake.

Have you been good?


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