Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pictures and Christmas Joy

Do you have pictures and scraps that you love?  Of course you do.  I have loved looking at pictures ever since my grandmother introduced me to her suitcase of pictures.  We would pull the suitcase out every holiday we visited her.  Since then I have been a protector of those pictures and memories.
I have recently found these sweet pictures.  The little boy reminds me of my sweet grandson, Ro.  The girl with the bunny is just like my mom, haircut and all!  I started taking my bits of paper and lace and set out to make my self a sweet book.  But first I wanted to include my favorites in my first Christmas display.

 I added my two new("old") ironstone pieces
 I added my new White Christmas Button Book from Terri Wilkerson

 The images are so beautiful and serene.  I feel like I am in a dreamy winter day filled with light and stars.

 A beautiful start to the Christmas season...

 May your week be filled with light and laughter.  Di

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Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving
 It is brisk and clear here in Asheville.  We are so thankful to be here and near to our loved ones.  Hubby and I are going to spend the afternoon with our daughter and her family.  My son-in-law is one of the best cooks.  He cooks all organic and gluten free.  The food is amazing!  We are very thankful for the opportunity to be near our grandkids and nieces.

 Thankful for these two new additions to our family, Maggie Mae and Sophia!  Sophia is photo bombing in the lower right corner!
 So thanful we live in a country that supports our freedoms
So thankful for my sweet hubby, we have been married 40 years and he is my rock and guiding force!  Partners in adventure, and he puts up with my junking and antique hunts!

 Thankful for our businesses that respect family and don't open on holidays.  Poor hubby has to work at 3pm today.  Retail has no respect for family values.
 Very thankful for the land that our forefathers forged for us and the men and women that fought to make this our homeland.

 Thankful for our homes, big or small, it were we hold our families close to us
 Our new home site, it can't go up quick enough but I am very grateful for each board in our home.  It will be small but mighty!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I'm Dreaming of White Buttons

 Winter White Button Book Swap was so much fun.  I participated with some great creaters

Laurie Jackson @ Button Floozies hosted this wonderful button swap.  I have collected buttons for years and it was fun to create something for someone else

Button Floozies Button Book Swap 2014

My book was filled with lace, paper and buttons
I built a snowman!

I found so much joy in creating.  I spent time selecting each piece.  My grandson helped me build the snowman on a snow day!  How appropriate...
We watched frozen the night before to get ready for the snow!  It only lasted one day but gave us inspiration.

 Pieces of lace and buttons repupose in such a meaningful way.  Who knows what function they performed before this.  I love creamy white and used a vintage baby sock as well.

I used my favorite papers and quotes.  I incorporated a vintage handkerchief and many secret pockets

I stuffed this pocket with small buttons
I did put a touch of color in on my last page.  I used a page out of an old cook book and added some vintage petite candy canes!
imageTerri at The Junque Seeker is my swap partner and you will not believe what I received
I am thankful for my blogger friends.  I hope you all have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving.   joining so fun people now

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