December is here and Christmas is near… hallelujah! So let’s crank the Christmas carols and get this festive month started, shall we?
Today’s reblog was inspired by Don @ The Life Project—just one of the many, many WordPress blogs I love yet never read enough of Don’s thought provoking blog posts normally focus on insightful Bible study. In today’s post, he decks the Victorian era halls with a glimpse back to when life seemed simpler, people connected without the internet and everyday heirloom gifts/decor were mostly handmade 🙂 Totally my kind of fun! Add to that a charming on-screen vision of Christmas past via G.A. Smith’s “Santa Clause” (1898) silent film and (although my yarny hands are holding knitting needles) you could even say I’m hooked! 😉
Wishing a happy December to all,
and to all a heartily wholesome night! ❤ Jackie
The Christmas season is upon us, and even I can’t put it off any longer! I thought that it might be fun to take a look at it from two different points of view, looking back and looking forward. Today, let’s look back…
For me, the notion of Christmas in the Victorian era is a great one; it somehow seems so innocent and wholesome. I don’t know why this is, maybe I’m just a sucker for that period, but somehow things just seem more simple. My honest guess is that this would amuse the people who lived then, but what the heck, let’s deck the halls!
Of course you would have to start out with your Christmas cards, this was the era that invented them, and since internet connections weren’t that great in those days, everyone would actually write them and send them in the mail!
OK, try to picture this:…
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Happy fall haiku,
to you! 🙂
I’ve fallen for today’s shared
post by Susan aka LightWriters
@ l i g h t room ❤
Her heartwarming haiku with
hearty-die-cut maple leaf photo
also reminded me of another
foliage post (click image), where
I’d featured the embroidered-leaf
artistry of Hillary Fayle.
Enjoy! ♥ Jackie
That plain humble place where love always says ‘hello’…
© 2016 S. Michaels Ambrosia | micro Haiku Image: revelwallpapers.net
I totally ❤ purple!!!
But how much do I love yarn?
At first glance, this snowful foliage photo by Paul Militaru looked to me like a sparkling skein of yarn! I’m still LoL-ing about that, since Paul’s portfolio is primarily places and scenic spaces! … hmmm … Could this be a sign that I am simply “snow tired” ?!? 😉 ♥ Jackie
Well, it’s October 31st…
a scary night of fright for some.
Personally, this spooky victorian treat of 19th century party games from AnnabelleTroy is tricky enough for me! Especially since my earlier attempt to reblog AnnabelleTroy’s “Victorian Lamb Cake” post turned out to be a bit of a nightmare! … LoL … So go on now and sit a spell with Annabelle… Show her some love and tell her I sent you! 🙂 ♥ Jackie