Tuesday, December 21, 2010


another kentucky girl

listening, as i try to clean house and wrap presents and do laundry and stitch presents.  not feeling so great today, so all i really want to do is curl up on the couch, with a cup of hot chocolate, beautiful music, and  a good book...

happy tuesday

Saturday, December 18, 2010

botanical gardens...

in lieu of a saturday shopping list this week (i'm off to a certain little ladybug's dance recital in a bit), i thought i would share some images from last week's trip, with my sister and niece and nephew to the atlanta botanical gardens... where we found not only lovely winter berries and blooms, but st. nicholas, trains (miniature and ride-on), and chocolate too!  

and, really, how adorable is this santa?  not only beautifully adorned, but such a jolly old elf he really was ;)  turned out to be such a pleasant, laid back santa visit... no lines, take your own pictures, plenty of time to peruse those wish lists and give santa an extra sweet hug (always a good idea to squeeze in a few extra points with the man from the north pole)

 happy saturday

Saturday, December 11, 2010

twelve days of christmas...

with little more than twelve shopping days left before christmas (and i have yet to begin my shopping or stitching!), i thought i would take a deep breath (and calm the inevitable stress i create for myself by waiting until the last minute) and pour through my etsy favorites.   so, here are my twelve days of christmas... how i enjoy feasting upon the loveliness, all while remembering:

"it came without ribbons. it came without tags.
it came without packages, boxes or bags. 
and he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore.
then the grinch thought of something he hadn't before.
what if christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store?
what if christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?"

~ dr. seuss

so, i'm taking a bit of a break today to spend time with my family, including a trip with my niece and nephew to visit santa!

 vintage white lamp, from placemichel

brown/black wool hat, by 13threads

happy saturday

Friday, December 10, 2010

christmas lovelies...

just popping in to share a few etsy lovelies which arrived in the mail this week... 

the first is this loveliest of garlands, by itchinstitchin.  sweet crochet snowflakes and vintage lace on a crochet string

the second is this sweet tree ornament,  made by my friend sonia's son, ishaan... who has just opened his woodworking shop, ishaansworkshop, at the age of eight!  such talent he has!

i was finally able to run over and pick out a christmas tree.  somehow i came away with a rather tall tree! it seemed a perfectly normal size when i bought it (although it was dark at the time, and i believe the man showing me the trees must have been abnormally tall), until the moment i started to carry it from the car to the house

when i came stumbling in to the house, dragging this gigantic tree and mumbling about how it had grown two feet on the way home , tula (my cat) simply looked at me as if i had finally gone completely mental... i feel sure she would have rolled her eyes if she was able to

happy friday

Friday, December 3, 2010

saturday shopping list (a day early) - december 3rd

christmas bird ornaments, by sabinefilthaut

dreaming of bringing the holiday into my home for the season... as soon as i find a free day, i will begin to set about accomplishing this dream.  in the meantime, i thought i would go ahead and post some of the dreamy, december lovelies i've been admiring... while i had a free moment this morning!  
now, back to stitching and post office visiting


beige spats, by memitherainbow

happy friday