Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wishing You A Merry Christmas!

We are getting a few showers here again! This time of year I do get a little excited about cool weather and a few light showers, just enough that makes you want to throw on a coat, a pretty scarf and maybe even a hat! We do not get the beautiful white Christmas here, so we have to enjoy the very cool breezes this time of year brings! Wow what beautiful scenes of Christmas I have enjoyed around blogland. Beautiful trees, snowy grounds, wreaths, angels, lights, snowmen and all so beautiful! I guess you can tell I just love Christmas, for me it is a time of sharing with family and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Not a long post today, but wanted to share a few photos of Christmas with you! Above are my snowmen along with a tiny tree I found. I never had a miniature tree before, but this one was so cute! And that sweet little Santa face sits right on top!!

As you all know I love making cards, and they make up a large part of my Christmas decorating and like you I keep them for years! Too busy to make any this year and I try so hard to make all handmade cards for family and friends. I am afraid it will be boxed this year LOL! But here are a few of my pass years. The vintage Santa card was made from images I cut from Christmas gift bags and hand embossed with brass stencils, and the poinsettia I cut using pattern paper and found two perfect die cut leaves to top it off! The whimsical angels are simply stickers and embossing!

And of course, I could not end here without showing you "Winter" a sweet little Christmas beauty my Mom surprised me with on last week! She is all decked out for the holidays with her beautiful blue coat and pretty buttons and of course her silver bell. You all continue to enjoy the season and have a fabulous rest of the week!

A season of secrets and surprises,
Christmas brings out a
Childlike excitement in us all!

From the book The Spirit of Christmas

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!



NAME: CIELO said...

Hi Bev... I love your miniature Christmas tree and all your pretty cards... but most of all, I am delighted to hear that your mom is happy and doing well. What an awesome gift our Lord has giving you this Christmas. Enjoy!

Have a blessed day.


KJ said...

Oh, so pretty!!! You have some beautiful vignettes! Your cards are very well done! (I won't be making mine either.) And, that precious little bear! Ah, your Mommy loves YOU! And, if I'm not mistaken, she gave this to you while she is recuperating from surgery, right? What a sweetheart!

It is windy and cold here, but not raining. I love rain. It does feel very wintery today. And, we have a gorgeous sky and a clear panorama of all mountain ranges!

P.S. Let me know if you try the napkin fold. I just want to make sure that my instructions are clear.

Nan said...

Your hand-made cards are just beautiful. I have never done hand-made cards. I will have to try it.

Flea Market Queen said...

Beverly...Your cards are beautiful!
I love them...
And how precious is "Winter"!
You lucky girl!

Marcela said...

Hi my sweet Beverly
I LOVE your Christmas cards...They are Very beautiful!!!
And Winter is adorable!!!

Kimberley said...

Hi, Beverly!

My mom does the same thing with bags and cards-- uses them to create amazing new ones :)

"Winter" is lovely; I have "Celestine", who is similarly dressed. She was a gift from Chris a few years ago, given because she has a slightly imperious expression, like mine. A-hem!

Sounds like your mom continues to improve. She is definitely in my thoughts, as are you :)

Have a lovely day,

Inspired Tokens said...

Your cards are gorgeous. You are a talented lady. I love the little bear, she looks as if she is ready for a holiday party.

Marcela said...

Hi Beverly
I came back to see you wonderful cards again!!!
Winter is so sweet!!!
Thanks for sharing with us your mother's gift

Tracy said...

It's looking very Christmas-y and lovely at your place, Beverly! And your cards, as always are gorgeous! Happy Days as you make ready for the holidays! ((HUGS))

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

So happy to hear that your momma is doing well! Loved seeing your Christmas cards too! Weather here....way too hot. It was 76 degrees in here yesterday.
Southern Lady's Vintage

Julie said...

Hi! I enjoyed visiting your blog today. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful and your cards are amazing!

bj said...

As always, Bev, your post was special. You just have a way with words, dear lady.
Merry Christmas to you....I love your decorations and that little gift from your mom is precious.

Britt-Arnhild said...


Your cards are great!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh your blog looks so dreamy with your eye candy and lots of Vintage art. Your home looks lovely for Christmas and your hand-made cards are beautiful. Blessings, Karen

Whimsy Pink said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love decorating for christmas!I posted mine too!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Your cards are so very beautiful, Beverly! I hope you have a blessed week! =)

Carrie said...

What beautiful cards! My Dec. 11 post was on using Christmas cards in holiday decor. Yours would certainly be one to frame.
Carrie @ Oak Rise Cottage

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas too, your house is looking very festive with all those lovely decorations and cards and Winter is so gorgeous.

Sandy said...

Hi Bev,
Beautiful ~ all of it ~ especially the cards! What a treasure for your friends and family to get that special hand created treat from you!
Thanks for the sneak peek into your holiday home.
Have a wonderful day.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Beverly,

'Winter' is so pretty! I always thought that I would love a White Christmas ~ and I do on the day (when it happens, which it hasn't recently) ~ but I don't like the biting cold and icy conditions we get here in Ontario. Give me a cool day and light rain and I'm happy!

I love your poinsettia card ~ your work is so beautiful.

Marie x

The Feathered Nest said...

"Winter" is just so adorable -cute,cute, cute! Beautiful cards!


Natalie said...

Beverly, you are such a sweetheart. I just love that you are sharing your Christmas cheer with us... everything looks so lovely.

clara said...

Very lovely cards, Beverly.
Let's all spread the joy and the true message of Christmas.

Mary Isabella said...

Everything is so beautiful!! The cards are awesome. I am so glad you recieved my card. Nlessings Mary

paru's_circle said...

ahh.. the handmade cards are lovely!!.. start making them early in the new year, so by the time its december they will all be done
(mine were bouth too ;-))

Kate said...

hxlAnd a Merry Christmas to you too!

bj said...

Hi, Beverly, just wanted to say hello and that I hope tomorrow is a great day for you....

Judy said...

Loved your last entry and all the lovely cards!
Thank you for your comment on my holly angel. I would love to do a tutorial on it, but cannot figure out how to scan the pattern, as it is wider than 8 1/2 x 11.
If you email your address to me, I would be very happy to send you the pattern and instructions!
My email is on my blog. :-)
Best wishes,

Marcela said...

Hi Beverly
I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I LOVE your tea and time card collection from your etsy shop!!!!!!
I fell in love with those beautiful cards!!!
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend,
your friend

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Beverly,
I love your little tree! That Santa on top is adorable. And WOW! Your cards are gorgeous!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I've missed you, my computer crashed two weeks ago.

It's all beautiful, I knew it would be! "Winter" is adorable!


a*LiTtLe*MuCH said...

just stumbled across your beautiful blog and so glad i did! so lovely! happy holidays, karri

Lisa said...

What a beautiful collection of cards. All of them area just wonderful. Great pictures.

Happy holidays!


http://vintagepretty.org/ said...

I love all of your posts but seeing the excitement and the tree it reminds me of so many happy childhood Christmasses - so Merry Christmas to you :)