Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye Old......

Hello new.......
Wishing all my blog friends and family, a very bright and "Happy New Year"......

Thank you to all of you who have shown me such love and kindness, supported me and lifted me up when I was down. Your comments and lovely words of hope, your prayers and your never ending faith has truly blessed me, especially during the times that I really needed a friend.
You may not know it but you were always there, just when I needed you the most.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
John 14:27 NIV



Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Gramma's Angels.....

My granddaughters dressed as angels for my Christmas gift......

What lovely photos, they look so sweet and precious.

I am linking up with Kathleen at Faded Charm for her White Wednesday #80.......

Monday, 27 December 2010

Grandfather Frost to Merry and Bright......

Another Christmas filled with love and joy, spent with family, shared with friends.....
My beautiful Grandfather Frost from Shawna.......
A few rum and butter tarts.....
Little elf shoes, inspired by Dawn at The Feathered Nest.....

Another wooden box from my Dutchman.....

My Twinkles the snowgirl from Evi, I am so happy to have one of her creations........
Little cashmere hand warmers from Restoration Hardware.......
My gorgeous angel tassel doll from Marsha...... isn't she lovely?
A touch of red Santas......Snowman dress from Michelle.......isn't her work divine?
A doll from Nicole Sayre......
May your Christmas be Merry and Bright........

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The cabinet and the dress.......

This is one of the little cabinets that my husband made for me, I wanted to make something special for his cousin Shawna... (if this is Shawna, stop and don't look!). Each year she makes a piece of stitching for me and I try to make something original and equally beautiful for her. It is so hard because her stitching is stunning and perfect. You can see it here if you don't believe me...perfect I tell you! Her hands are so talented and she is so precise and sort of, well you know....picky, but it is so worth it, her work is like a piece of art!!!
So this year, I had The Dutchman build me some cabinets from some old windows that I had stored in the basement, he made three.....this is the first one. I wasn't sure what to put in it, then I thought of making her a doll, but she has several that I have made, so I decided to make a dress..... here it is, what do you think?
I made a paper shoe tag, from this very talented and generous blogger...
Under the pleated skirt is a full slip of black polka dotted taffeta......I have little black fluffies all over my house....
The back of the cabinet is papered with sheet music and a small black and white picture, sorry I don't remember where from....
On the bottom I attached a piece of my French Bear ribbon, that Anna made for me.
I hope Shawna loves it, I am happy the way it turned out. This has been a rough week for me, my health is not the best and for some reason I really am all emotional, crying at the drop of a hat.....silly old French Bear. It's always tough at Christmas without my Mom and my Sister, but I am so grateful I have my family and you......thanks for being here!!!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Just to pretty not to share.....

While I am baking and creating, this beauitful flower makes me smile ever time I look at it.....
What are you doing?


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Beautiful surprises in the mail......

from my blog friend Mea, her blog is called Mayflower...... you have to go visit her to see what I sent her. So we told each other we were exchanging cards and a little something, so I never imagined all these wonderful gifts!

All wrapped up soooo pretty!!!
Look, a friendship bag with delightful petite candles and a silver candle clip.....

Love the scented package, and the white star....also a black clip to hang photos.
In this darling stamped bag, a soft pillow......

with this beautiful printing on the back.
Mea also sent me two of her postcards with photos from her blog.....oh so pretty!!!

I just love her blog. It is always so serene and beautiful and her photos are so lovely.....her decor is one I strive for..... thank you my dear sweet blog friend!!!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

Starting with my new tray from the Dutchman, some silver mercury glass and a couple of dolls... (Jodie's silverware, he he, someday I may actually give it to her!!!)......
Frosty's hat and an angel.....
I love, love bottle brush trees...anyone know where to get the matching wreaths?
Santa in vintage white, holding one of my tiny bears (the little ones are sewn all by hand) and his Christmas goose....

Gingerbread men and my favourite white pitcher......
Have you started to decorate, what's your favourite theme or colours?