Tuesday, December 24, 2013

from my home, to yours.....

from my "letters from grandpa" series of encaustic pieces.

part of a sweet letter from my grandpa,

"I suppose excitement is running high at your house.
 Christmas with two bright energetic children.
What fun.
 Lots of work for mom and dad-
 that makes family life interesting and adds deep meaning to living."

from my home
to yours,




Saturday, December 21, 2013

the halls are decked...

(so excited to find these old topography maps from tennessee!)

fa la la la la

la la


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

waiting for Him.

(a little vignette in my window, to help light his way)

~glories stream from heaven afar
heavenly hosts sing alleluia~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

christmas cheer on the back porch

mr. dan's snow shoes
an old plaid cooler
a white motel chair
 (from a 'no-tel' motel no doubt) 
and a christmas banner which used to hang in downtown franklin

set the scene on my back porch....

(mr. dan collects all those golf  'eggs' from the back yard)


and lookey here....

our very first snowfall of the year!

the white wintery carpet sure makes all the colors pop.

yep, lil ol me using some


Monday, December 9, 2013

lil white birdie tree

i have this lil white christmas tree in my kitchen window....

which i have adorned with sweet lil birdies....

lil white houses....

nests from nature....

(lil tip.....when bringing a real nest into your home, zap it in the microwave to kill any parasites)

tree skirt is really an antique blouse with the prettiest lil pleats and trims....

i adore my cement swans that flank the tree...
with rusty old iron porch pieces tucked in.... 

sitting a top a blue rifle cabinet with chunky feet....

this is my lil birds eye view when i am at the kitchen table....
real birdies flutter outside on my many bird feeders....

thanks for stopping by today!
it won't be long before christmas is here....
are you ready!