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Friday, December 9, 2011

Pink Saturday and Christmas Present with Bernideen, My Home, Shell Wreath

What a wonderful day to spend with friends and Christmas blog parties! I am joining Pink Saturday with How Sweet The Sound and Christmas Present with Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.

For Pink Saturday, I found a pink Christmas wreath from Sunset Magazine. The pink roses are made of scallop shells that have been painted! The wreath is by Heather Pando from littleworlddesign.com.

photo by Thomas Story

I thought that was such a neat idea! Living at the coast I plan to try that for next year! 

I wanted to show you 2 presents from friends over the years...I love snowmen, and so these were gifts at various times. These 2 little friends are on the buffet in the dining room.

People are so talented!!!  Below are one of my favorite Christmas items...salt and pepper shakers in the shape of Staffordshire dogs! I got them in England about 15 years ago, and treasure them! The have a few chips, but I care not!

I have been sharing a lot of the books that come out from a back bookshelf at Christmas. Here is another favorite. This is called Christmas With Rosamund Pilcher, the famous author that I got in 1997 as a gift from a dear friend. The book has wonderful illustrations, the author's special Christmas memories and wonderful recipes from her family. There are also book excerpts and some short seasonal stories.

I look forward to sitting with a cup of tea in the afternoon as a break point and look forward to spending time with a favorite Christmas book friend. I have Jane Austen, Elizabeth Goudge, Charles Dickens, Max Lucado, Miss Read and lots of Victoria and Country Living Christmas books. I imagine you have many favorite seasonal reads as well!  All part of the comfortable and comforting traditions of seasonal tea times!

And here is a friend that is both part of my snowman and part of my snow globe collection.

And for my daily antique postcard....

..wishing you all a very Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas.  And as Tiny Tim says " And God bless us, everyone!"


  1. Oh, I just love your snowmen! I'm a snowman collector, too - they're just so adorable. I'm stopping by from Pink Saturday. Come by The Pink Home if you get a chance.

  2. Looking OH SO CUTE HERE! Thanks for participating!

  3. I love your salt and pepper shaker staffordshire dogs & the snow men are cute. Pat

  4. Very beautiful!

    Hearty Pink, come and see when you get a chance.

  5. Never met a snow man or snow person I did not want to come home with me. Yours are so cute. HPS. Merry Christmas.

  6. Oh how wonderful...such a pretty wreath.
    Thanks for all the BD wishes. I'm in Poulsbo now. Planning to go to Port Gamble tomorrow. Having fun.
    Love, Linda

  7. Visiting from Bernideen's tea, I find your snowmen to be cute and thank you for the peek inside your book.

  8. Awww...your snowmen are so adorable! Love that pink shell wreath! What a creative idea! I like the square shape of it, too.
    HPS! Hugs, Cindy

  9. Hello, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Happy Pink Saturday, I love your pink shell wreath! What a cute idea. Snowmen are so cute and your book looks interesting. I love books!
    Hugs, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  10. thank you for sharing so many fun pink things today. I always love your postcards and the dogs are wonderful. HPS

  11. I'm just sitting down to a lovely cup of tea myself. I really enjoyed your post cards.

    Thx for sharing.




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