Monday, December 31, 2012

Three Candles


Talk of a new year has always brought mixed feelings for me.  There have been times when I looked forward to the new year as an opportunity for new beginnings and new directions.  And there have been times when I was happy to see the previous year end as I hoped that the coming year would not be like it's predecessor.  And then, I have to admit that there have been times when I just didn't see what all the hullabaloo was about.  It was just another day just like the 50 before it.   Cynical, I know....   sorry.   

What I would like to do this year is to offer 3 candles.  One for the last year.  It has had some good, some celebration, some happiness.  But it has also had its share of tears, worry, and heaviness.  I think the blue candle that isn't standing quite straight would be good for the last year.  

And other candle for the coming year.  -the white tall one, I think.  This year hasn't even come and yet it is already filling with hope and uncertainty at the same time as there are questions that only time can answer.    Oh patience, how you allude me!

And the third candle, the wider one, for the stability of life that says this is truly just another day, another opportunity to step one foot in front of the other.  January 1 is another opportunity to awaken and give our best to the day - just as December 31 was and just as January 2 will be.  Every day is a chance to begin again, a chance to find hope, a chance to be better, kinder, more generous people.   

So Happy New Year to you.  And Happy Day.




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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Road Ahead

Snowy Road 

Where is the road taking you in 2013?  Do you have a plan?  Will you walk into it intentionally or with exploration as you look to see what you will discover?

 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas


I wish for you a blessed Christmas. 
May you find joy in the delights of life and in those you love. 
And may you discover ways to share that joy with someone in need. 

Christmas Collage


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Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Little Quiet Christmas

nativity

With all the news about the precious babies who are now angels before their time, I find myself at
a loss for words.  So I will share with you today a bit more of the images from my home Christmas.  Both of my kids will be home this year.  It has not been that way for a few years.  They will both be bringing their "someone special" with them.  I have been so excited.  But now, I simply feel very blessed and humbled at the privilege.


These lamps were given to me by an older friend who was simplifying her stash of belongings.
I showed you the swan before but I didn't tell you it came from the Dollar Tree!!!



This snowman was given to me a few years back by a very young art student of mine.



I didn't paint this cute snowman jar.  It is hand painted but by someone else.  I rescued it from the thrift store.



 
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Little Bit of Christmas

I thought I would share a little bit of the touches of Christmas at my house.  My decor is more on the simple side compared to so many beautiful blogs that have lovely displays on the mantle and other homey spots.  I love that style.  I simply don't have time to make it happen.  So we go for a more simple touch and hope that it is still beautiful.


  Cup-&-Star

I purchased this cup and saucer at an estate sale.  And the vintage ornament is from my childhood.  Actually, I don't know how old it is, perhaps older than me.  I don't even remember where the star came from.  It was not new.  I'm sure it came from a thrift store.  It just seemed a shame for the cups to be empty.  So each one got an ornament or two.

snow-S&P 

I purchased these salt and pepper shakers the first Christmas I was married.  Oh!  How I hate saying they are now considered vintage!  When my daughter was very young, she used to play with them all month.  They would go on adventures around the house, especially on the branches of the Christmas tree. 
 
Santa bunny 

I found this cast stone bunny at a thrift store a few years ago.  I just fell in love with his goofy expression.  But he was painted horribly and someone had hot glued cotton all over his beard and the white parts of his hat and coat.  Then there was spanish moss hot glued to the wreath and basket.  Ugh!  It took a long time to get him cleaned up.  Then I repainted him.  Now, he is one of my favorites.
 
  Christmas-bunny-in-chair 

This chair came from the estate sale where I got the cups and saucers.  I believe it is handmade.  And the bunny is actually a tree ornament.  I got him at a garage sale several years ago.  I have never seen another like him.  I believe he is papier mache.  But, actually, I'm not sure.  

So, there is a little walk through of some of my favorite things.  I'll show you a little more later.

 








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