Tuesday, December 21, 2010

White Wedneday

An Argentinian Christmas.

On Christmas Eve...
the good wishes fill up the room.

At midnight,
after a delicious dinner,
and lots of laughter...
we all sit next to the Christmas tree.

Years ago, when the kids were little
Santa used to knock at the door,
or run on the roof,
and even show up in the middle of the living room...

Back then, the kids sang and performed for us
while waiting until midnight.
Now, we play Pictionary
and wait anxiously until the moment
we can open our presents...

Midnight of the 24th,
is technically Christmas morning...isn't it?
Well, close enough!
On Christmas Day,
we wake up very late,
and by one or two o'clock in the afternoon
we get together again
eat some more
laugh some more
and start thinking about the New Year's Party!

From our home to yours,
all the best for this Holiday Season.
No matter how you celebrate,
and what you celebrate
may your family be safe,
and surrounded by love!

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen"

~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby~

Happy White Wednesday!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Home for the Holidays...

I started practicing my soldering finally
and after making several charms,
(can't show them because they are Christmas gifts)
I came up with the Momma Charm...

Vintage numbers,
a little glitter,
a chandelier prism...

produced a charm that no human neck can take

but that tells you exactly where to be
for the Holidays!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

The first 20....

I take a little break from Christmas decorations today...

and bring out the hearts...

to celebrate
our 20th Anniversary...

We knew each other for less than three months
when we got married.
Each Anniversary is a big celebration!

...can't wait for the next 20!

"Grow old with me,
the best is yet to come!"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

White Wednesday

On this gorgeously warm and sunny day,

hope all your dreams come true!

No matter what color they are....
Happy White Wednesday!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look...

a lot like Christmas!
...a very simple Christmas...

Following an Argentinian tradition,
the Christmas tree came out of solitude
on December 8th and will stay up
until January 7th...

The vintage ornaments
that won my heart a few years back
are this year displayed inside bowls...


and under glass cloches...

The good wishes have filled the room...

and even my "corner guy" is ready...

A little shopping,
lots of good food
and definitely no stress!
I try to keep it simple,
whatever is done
whatever is not...
I can always "get it right" next year!

"The perfect Christmas tree?
All Christmas trees are perfect! "

~Charles N. Barnard~

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas glitter...

I liked the idea of using my big stars
as tree toppers,
so I added a clothes pin on the back
to make them easier to use...

How surprised I was
when I tried them in different displays
around my home!
I think they make everything so festive...

I hope they will also look good
on my Christmas tree,
but I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try that...
that's when I decorate it!
(Argentinian tradition)

I'm having computer troubles...grrrr
I'm not sure if I can visit you today,
but if you can, visit all the
White Wednesday girls for me!

but more in production