Guardian Angel Ornament - Angel with Heart by PetPortraitsbyNC
Pewter Snowflake Cat Ornament - Long Hair Rag doll Cat by PetPortraitsbyNC
Guardian Angel Ornament - Angel with Heart by PetPortraitsbyNC http://ift.tt/1e4vCOO
Pewter Snowflake Cat Ornament - Long Hair Rag doll Cat by PetPortraitsbyNC http://ift.tt/1bwfKQM
One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitters.”
- Wallace Stevens
Today’s lovely finds have been brought to you by the talented artisans from Etsy. Just click the images to visit the shops.
Today it’s raining in southern California and I wish it would be snowing instead. You see, over Thanksgiving I went skiing in Utah and had so much fun. There is nothing prettier than a landscaped decked out all in white. After 15 years not being anywhere near the ski slopes, I finally could not resist the calling of the mountains and went skiing again.
Here is a photo of my daughter and I looking like such pros! Yup, helmets make you look like an egg head - but better to be safe than sorry! :)
My daughter is getting a pretty good handle on snow boarding and I decided to stick to skiing. Somehow falling on my hind side over and over just did not sound like fun.
I am posting a short video clip that my daughter captured of me and hope it shows, otherwise just click on the Instagram link.
I am looking for ladies who like to go up to Big Bear for skiing. The slopes are much shorter thank in Solitude, but it’s better than no skiing at all. If you are interested look me up on my Facebook page . Maybe if we get a car full of skiiers we can all go up and have fun skiing.
Capture wonderful family memories with a personalized ceramic ball ornament. The front show a Jolly Santa and you can select from three festive holiday designs to customize the back of the ornament or to add your own text to create a priceless keepsake. This item is sold through my Zazzle store. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BUY
The design for this ornament was taken from a painting titled “The Jolly Santa”. Decorating a tree with special keepsake ornaments often brings back very fond memories for me. If you like to order one of your paintings as an ornament let me know and I will be more than happy to create it for you.
Herding Dog Pet Portrait - Dog Painting 6x6 in by PetPortraitsbyNC
Herding Dog Pet Portrait - Dog Painting 6x6 in by PetPortraitsbyNC http://ift.tt/1bj1GKm
If you ask me what my most favorite Holiday is I will gleefully say it’s Christmas. My love for this holiday started when we would visit my grandma in Germany as a pre-schooler.
She used to live in an “Altbau”, a German old style Apartment that was absolutely huge. Well, I guess as a kid everything seems huge :) A grand wooden staircase, which always smelled of polished wood would guide us up several flight of stairs to her place. My brother and I would always run ahead with great anticipation of things to come. That’s because we knew that inside grandma’s home, behind a very large closed double door magical things were happening. We were told that the “Christkind” - a winged angel that only appears on Christmas Eve was flying from home to home bringing goodies to well behaved children. The snag was you had to stay well behaved and not peek until the grown-ups would open those double doors and reveal a glorious Christmas tree surrounded by gift wrapped packages.
The funny thing is, once grandma moved to a more modern apartment, the slender looking Christkind was replaced by an overweight dude in a red suit. I never quiet understood what happened there. Judging from the increase in gifts we received year after year I suppose a bulky, muscular man in an oversize vehicle was just another necessity. I wonder if Christkind was laid off right before the Christmas - don’t you hate when companies do that?! But I am veering off the subject, I wanted to share a bit about my joy for Christmas and extend a little Christmas gift to my loyal subscribers!
Please click here to pick up your letter I have send using Jacquie Lawson’s Greeting cards. When you click on the envelope a little surprise is waiting inside just for you!
I wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and thank you for your continued friendship!
Art Print Birds - 8x10 Print, Wall Art, Nature Wall Art by PetPortraitsbyNC
Art Print Sadhu - 8x10 Print, Spiritual Print, Travel Wall Art by PetPortraitsbyNC
Art Print Birds - 8x10 Print, Wall Art, Nature Wall Art by PetPortraitsbyNC http://ift.tt/IEcEQy
Art Print Sadhu - 8x10 Print, Spiritual Print, Travel Wall Art by PetPortraitsbyNC http://ift.tt/1bcNIKL
Holiday Greeting Card Assortment of 8 by PetPortraitsbyNC