Patriotic Parade

Patriotic Parade

I finished it!

Meet “Patriotic Parade.”  I think you can guess the reason for the name.  Anyway, July is the perfect time to fly our beautiful colors.

I’m taking it with me to the Golden Glow of Christmas Past convention in Rye, NY next week.  Perhaps I will see some of you there??  I hope so.

Here are a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure (as always, click on them to make them larger – so much better!).

Happy Friday, everyone! And try to stay safe and cool this weekend.  It’s going to be a scorcher.

New Listings in the Etsy Shop!

Happy Friday!

Just dropping by to quickly let you know that I am in the process of listing 7 wreaths and 1 topiary centerpiece in my Etsy Shop!

Here’s what you will find there (they will be dribbling in over the next few days – I’ve got 3 of them listed as I write this and am getting ready to add another).

Click on the images to see them larger.

Happy shopping!

Hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

I Think I’ve Been Ripped Off

Hi, everyone!  I’m just back from the Country Living Fair in NY and am trying to regroup and get some energy back. It was quite a trip – a good one.

But I quickly wanted to share something with you.

I was gobsmacked yesterday when I saw not one but TWO wreaths on Ebay that look like direct rip-offs of mine. First picture is mine (these are not new ones, by the way), 2nd picture is this other person’s. The similarities are just too close to be coincidental as far as I am concerned. What do you think?

This is incredibly disheartening to me since I always expect people to be honorable and honest. I guess I live in a fairy tale world.

 

I’d love to hear your opinions on this.

Thanks so much and have a wonderful evening!

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UPDATE:

I have heard from the seller on Ebay: “My apologies! I have removed them.”

Good. Case Closed (I hope).

 

First Snow

No matter how old I get, I feel like a kid on Christmas morning when I wake up to find it is snowing.

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And just like every kid, I felt sad when it stopped this afternoon.

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found.

J. B. Priestley

 

 

Christmas

Snowy Walk with Chester

“Love awoke one winter’s night
And wander’d through the snowbound land,
And calling to beasts and birds
Bid them his message understand.

And from the forest all wild things
That crept or flew obeyed love’s call,
And learned from him the golden words
Of brotherhood for one and all.”

–   Author Unknown


 

Merry Christmas to each of you.  May your every dream come true.

 

 

 

A Little Stocking Stuffer

A magical little treat just for you.  xa80

A happy Christmas dream.

Sleep tight.

Santa’s coming.