• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •

• Digital & Mixed Media Artist •



Thursday, December 16, 2010

~La Periode de Noel~

 ~La Periode de Noel~
The Christmas Season

Christmas is soon to be Here! I hope this finds you all Ready and in Good Christmas Cheer ! Well..OK..Almost Ready or... Not Even Almost Ready, Like Me!!

My Father was the Christmas Tree Decorator in our House. Every Ornament was Places with care. And the Tinsel....Well he would spend an Hour or more Painstaking hanging one strand at a time. (It was the Old Lead Tinsel too! Its a Wonder we Don't have Tails! Lol) My Brother Jay and I Wanted to Help but I think my Dad Really Enjoyed doing it.This Burly Carpenter with Callused Hands found this Exercise of Creativity, Relaxing. One Christmas Dad told Jay and I that we could Help! We were Sooo Excited ! He actually let us Hang the Tinsel too!And when Jay and I were Finished..He Told us that we did 
a Really Good Job! 
Jay and I were so Proud, we were Beaming! 
I think that was the Beginning of my Love for Decorating. Much to my Husbands Dismay! Lol!

Below is a Christmas Card I Made. It is my  Gift to you if you so Choose! Just Right Click and save to you computer.

Thank You Debra of A Common Ground once again, 
for Being our Gracious Hostess for 
Vintage Inspiration Friday!  
And a Great Big Thank You to Karen of the Graphics Fairy for 
Being our Gracious Hostess
For Brag Mondays!
Many Blessing to you all and your Families 
During Christmas and the Coming New Year!

~ From Home to home, and heart to heart,
from one place to another. 
The warmth and joy of Christmas, 
brings us closer to each other. ~
                                                                                                               ~Emily Matthews~


Judith Tetley said...

Hi Jill, thankyou for the gift of your lovely Christmas Card. I will use it for my last post this year and link back to you. Love visiting your blog.
Kind Regards

Heathen said...

Ha! I remember tinsel on the tree! I secretly always hated that stuff. I love the story about your Dad decorating, that's so sweet.

Linda said...

Brings back a lot of childhood memories, Jill! Such a sweet post...

kana said...

I love the story about your dad...so sweet. My dad and I always did the Christmas decorating and it was a special time with him. Thanks for the pretty Christmas card...I love it!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, so very beautiful, Jill. Your special place is so restful ... I find much peace coming here. I love that shabby lacy paper in the collage titled "La Periode de Noel" Where did you find that?

I wish you and your family a most blessed and blissful holiday season. May your hearts overfloweth in peace ... Hugs, P.

Plumrose Lane said...

Ah, I love visiting your blog ~ there's always such a sense of warmth and peace ~ as though it's a little slice of home.

JoAnne said...

Hi Jill,
My dad was the tree decorator too!! I love the picture of your tree dripping in tinsel-brings back some fond memories.
This is Christmas number 3 without my dad and brother, and for as wonderful as this time of year is, it is never quite the same.
I wish you and your family a blessed and joyous holiday.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a wonderful post Jill...Christmas past is probably what I treasure most. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas...looking forward to getting to know you better in 2011!

Shelly said...

Beautiful card~ Thanks for sharing. :)

Donna said...

Your work is just so beautiful, Jill! I used the French Christmas music graphic on a project too, and just love it! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Jill, your header and Christmas card are so beautiful. I grabbed your card to share on the next VIF post. THANK YOU!!!! Have a wonderful Christmas Week!

A Vintage Chic said...

Loved reading that about your father, Jill...I remember my mom hanging the tinsel that way, too...one piece at a time--no clumping!

Your card is beautiful...thanks for all you share.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


fairyrocks said...

Wow, your blog is just gorgeous!! I love everything you have done with all the vintage bits. Just perfect

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the use of your lovely card. You blog is beautiful.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Jill,
wonderful post and I love your latest collage.
I'm sure I left you a comment here before but it didn't show. Mmmh.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.


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