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I am so happy that you have stopped by for a visit!

It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

Periodically, I will feature those dolls and creations that are available for purchase on my other blog:


Thank you for visiting!
I hope you enjoy your stay here!

Sunday, December 30, 2012


Snow and ice have arrived with a vengeance,
while this little snow girl by Pat Castka,
is relaxing safe and sound
where it is warm and cozy.
Other little snow people still abound,
taking care of birdies.......
and enjoying rides over frozen ponds, ice and snow.....
(Mags, do you recognise something familiar?)
Glitter birds still grace trees.....
while Christmas decorations are still enjoying
their stay here for awhile longer.
(Yes, even the bathroom was not spared)
Kitty cats wander thru the woods with their best friend.....
while others feel snug in a loved ones arms.
Hubby and I fell in love with a kitty at PetSmart.
He was already spoken for.
But the search is on.
Please give your heart to a pet in need,
 support your local shelter,
or Human Society if you can.
So many need a good home, and have soooo much love to give!
Some of you will be dreaming of far-off-lands
or warm places to visit.....
while we might be putting on warm socks and
lace-up sturdy boots to deal with winter......
as Santa's are waving their farewell
until next year......
 We polish up the punchbowl,
prepare the eggnog or other
fortifying drink, that we will share with family and friends,
to herald in a new year.
To all my blogger friends out there, old and new,
thank you for your friendship, for sharing,
and most of all for caring.
I wish you all the very best for the new year,
May it bring you health, happiness and good fortune!
God bless you all,

Monday, December 24, 2012


I wish you all a very merry Christmas.....
........for on to us a child is born......
My wish for us all is, that we keep Christmas
in our hearts year round.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I am almost ready for what is actually my favorite
time of the year........the Christmas season.
Between not feeling well on and off for a few weeks,
and this terrible tragedy in Newtown,
I have just not been in the mood.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected
by this horrendous event.
I truly do not understand why this is happening
over and over again.
Something needs to change, and fast.
So, after walking around here depressed,
I am going to pull myself  together,
and try to make this home feel and look like Christmas
for my family, my friends, and for me.
I have spend some time decorating, contemplating
and tweaking.
Here is a peek of what is happening at our house.
Take a little tour......
This year I fell in love with owls.
We hear them sometimes at night in the summer month.
We finally got the Christmas tree up last weekend.
When we visited my friend Paula in October, I admired
a star she had made from an old carpenters ruler.
So when I went antiquing a while ago I hit the mother load.
Thank you Paula for the inspiration.
I bought this small Santa many moons ago.
Love him.
Hate to part with Bliss, but she has found a nice new home.
My little rabbit has quite a job to do hauling these little sheep.
A lot of glitter snuck into the house,
even on the kitchen tree.
See what I mean about the ruler stars.
Thank God I only found five.....
We have been having strange weather.
Today was no exception.....lots of fog,
and of course rain ........ again.
Better than snow!!!!!
Somehow it has been matching my mood.
No Christmas decoration would be complete in
our home without my snow family.
 LOVE them!
This year I found these birds in Target,
(last year I cut some out from music sheets)
So, nine of them are in the entrance foyer.
Love, love birds.
Funny that I want them inside the house too.
We are always feeding them outside, and living
in the woods, we have many different species.
Done a little tweaking.....
What would Christmas be without my red Santa
I made many years ago.
See how foggy it is.
I was going to go out with my friend Laura today,
but I HATE to drive in the fog.
Had one very, very bad experience....
My stocking addiction....
I can never have enough it seems....
My color scheme this year is snow and ice.....
with a little "fire" thrown in,
hence the white, silver and a little bit of red.
These strike me as funny.
See the real thing every day.
Love that you can see this while dining.
Soon it is time for the "big guy" to come.
I know you all have been good, so nothing
but nice things for you all.
I'll try for one more post before the big day.
But if I don't get to it,
 I wish you the merriest of holidays,
filled with love for and from your family and friends.
Blessings to you all,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


After a few days away from home,
and seeing places decorated to perfection,
I am ready to pretty up our abode.
This year it seems to take a bit more to
get me in the spirit of Christmas.
What better way to get there, than
to dress up my mannequin for the
A few weeks ago I purchased this child's little hoop
I am intrigued with all the little snaps to adjust the
length of the skirt.
The minute I bought it, I knew that I wanted it
for my dress form.
With a few sprigs of princess pine, vintage silver tinsel,
  some glitter stars spelling out "WISH",
I was all set.
Changing her for the seasons is always great fun.
So far I have mainly focused on the entrance
foyer - breakfast room.
This year I am staying with natural colors
mixed with some red, a bit of silver,
and naturally greens.
I bought this stocking last weekend from
Sandi of the Cottage Muse
in Wrentham, M.A.
I was sad that we missed each other again!
The store was an absolute delight,
and I came home with more than one item.
I actually made myself a doll.
You know what they say about the shoemaker...
that goes for me too.
My dear friend Paula is smitten with this
little lady, and would have liked to add her to
her collection.
When I bought this spool,
(and I don't really know what it was actually used for),
my hubby wondered why I wanted it.
I too had no idea.
It turned out that it was perfect for
a winter wonderland snow gal.
On the night from the 5th to the 6th, St. Nick in
Germany brings goodies to good children
and coal to bad ones, which he puts into the
shoes left out for him.
This is my homage to this custom.
I bought myself the little shoes-clogs,
(on the left) this weekend in an antique store in
Sturbridge, MA.
I LOVE, LOVE them!!!!!
A sweet little wagon, which we purchased (plus a bigger version),
when we were in Germany, is taking sheep for a joy ride.
Lots of work and love went into this little treasure.
I have many teddies that I collected....stored away.
The other day I unearthed this fellow from 1982 by Dakin.
He came with the scarf and socks.
The little angel on the mirror got her wings.
I have a thing for stockings, preferably antique.
I found these also this past weekend, plus the lace.
Did I need them....NO....., do I love them.....YES!
Look at the details!
These are the little Dutch shoes.
The upper part is leather, and the soles are wood.
As sweet as they are, I don't envy the child that had
to wear them.
The little buckles snap into each other.
I don't think they saw a lot of use.
So much beautiful workmanship.
We were in Connecticut on Saturday, and in Rhode Island
and Massachusetts on Sunday.
It reminds me of a quote from a movie....or was it the title....
"if it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium"..
We had lunch in Stony Creek, overlooking the
Thimble Islands.
I am always amazed what people will do for unique homes.
Can you imagine if you just quickly need milk or bread?!
After lots of shopping we went to our friend Paula's
house. I quickly took some pictures outside,
because we were off to do more shopping.
By the time we got back, it was dark, so I did not take
pictures of the inside.
It was absolutely breathtaking.
But there will be some upcoming exciting news soon.
In Massachusetts we stopped at a farm that grows herbs and lots
of other things in Brookfield, MA.
They also have many animals, this peacock being just one of them.
It is called the Walker Homestead.
The home is a beautiful old dwelling that takes you back in time,
and the lady of the house is charming.
They also sell antiques and smalls from their home.
Hubby made himself comfortable and 
found a new friend.
They look good together.
He rested, I shopped!
My guy has the patience of a saint!!!!!
Here is my angel greeting
all who enter.
May you all be blessed with a wonderful season,
filled with joy and anticipation.
There will be more  Christmas to come from
our home.
God bless,