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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I'm Dreaming . . .

the tree is dressed with lights
old shinny brights handmade treasures collectibles birds nests touches color
scissor cut scherenschnitte of mothers delicately placed on the window panes
the mantle is dressed, fireplace is ready for a warm glow
candles pinecones
vases with fresh greens of boxwood white pine cedar
cards photos
tiny old music box
mother's hummel mary joseph babe laid on a very old treasured hardanger cloth
fragrance of sweets and spices being prepared
music and carols
stories merge from each corner
green warm outdoors
home
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the fifties
me and my brother
quilted skirts straight bangs argyles icicles heavy draped windows
black and white television
memories
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shalom peace
Merry Christmas
twenty fifteen
 

 

21 comments:

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a fabulous 1950's photo - love your outfit and your brother's too!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your tree with it's family treasures and the other lovely treasures in your home. The vintage photo is awesome Lynne. Do I see a Gordon tartan throw on the sofa? Have a wonderful week. xo Pam

Gail said...

Treasures and memories.

Merry Christmas.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, your tree is beautiful. I like the photo of you and your brother. A great Christmas memory. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Adam said...

Very nice Christmas tree

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Great photo! Your tree and decorations are so festive. I wasn't feeling the Christmas spirit much until I decorated the house on Saturday, which helped immensely. Even the cold days so far this season are relatively warm. No complaints really, it's just weird. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your "dreaming." :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne...Hi dear friend..I would ask how you are doing but it looks like all is well at your pretty home. I love those window decals. Are they gold? They look golden in the photo. I am done with my decorating and it took all I could muster to finish.
I really had fun doing it though..
It's freezing cold here..32 degree's this morning..looks like Winter has arrived in Southern California. Love and hugs to you two.
Mona

TexWisGirl said...

i like the old music box sitting there. wanted to play it. :)

Pepper Medley said...

The photo of you and your brother is totally priceless! Back to the days of real trees and tinsel. I remember finding pieces of tinsel hiding in the shag carpet in June. LOL Always one or two stray strands that hid way down in the shag.

Michelle said...

That is a wonderful photo of you and your brother!

Deb said...

Your tree is gorgeous, Lynne. I see a little lamb there. The b & w photo reminds me of my family Christmas years ago. The tinsel on the tree sure takes me back. Deb

MarmePurl said...

Merry Christmas Dear Lynne. I too wanted to listen to the music box.
I think I would have loved your mother. A woman of wonderful taste and talent.

Kim said...

It's all so pretty Lynne! I have a very similar picture of my brother and I in front of our tree from the 70's. Funny how some things never change!!

Kerin said...

Wishing you and yours a very blessed and Merry Christmas!

Love all the pictures that you shared with us, and your warm memories of Christmas' past...

~K.

Jeanie said...

So many people posting beautiful Christmas decorations and I love them all but I have to say there is a peace and beauty here, combined with nostalgic memories, that really touches my heart.

Merry Christmas to you!

Linda said...

You certainly do have a way with words, Lynne...
Love this post...
And your decor...very festive and yet refreshing...at the same time!!
I can smell the white pine...lovely!
Have a wonderful Christmas my friend...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

bj said...

I must look thru olden photos and find one of my brother and I...loved seeing yours.
I am ready for Christmas.....

Sarah Huizenga said...

Your photo looks like my Grandmother's living from only her's was in 1970's color, but same decor :)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas, even if it's going to be a green one. I just love that childhood photo. Precious.

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

Wishing you a peaceful and creative season full of joy and happiness Lynne.

Merry Christmas!

Jen

A Joyful Cottage said...

Oh my, Lynne! That photo of you and your brother takes me back to my younger years. The TV, the tinsel icicles, the circle skirt and sweater. Bangs. . .yes. So nostalgic! xo ~ Nancy