Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rebecca's birthday party

Rebecca, from A Re-purposed Life, is celebrating her birthday today! please go and visit her
at and wish her a happy birthday.
Isn't she the sweetest little girl and now a very beautiful and such a talented Lady.

She has asked us to show a gift that we made for someone ~ My gift a Teddy bear, was to my dear Mother who also shares the same birthday as Rebecca on the 18th of December.

Thank you for inviting us to your special party and I wish you a happy birthday and a great year ahead.

All through the house...

Graphics Fairy ~
Remember counting down the days until Christmas day! It is such a magical time of the year.

As I was reading my Victoria magazine this morning I fell in love with these two beautiful rooms, at Christmas time. The heartwarming photographs are full of so much beauty, serenity and nostalgia.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home.
~ Charles Dickens

As the year is waning, and another has miraculously zoomed by, the thing I love best about this time of the year is keeping in touch with our family and special friends.

Yesterday we drove 3 hours to celebrate my dear Mothers birthday and it was such a lovely time, being with all my family for the day.
I am sorry I have not been around much but I do look forward to coming to visit all of you.
Today the weather has been so wet and it will be good to do all the inside jobs that need doing around the house.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and best wishes for the upcoming Festive season.


  1. A lovely post, Carolyn! No need to apologize, tis the time of the year where everyone is very busy!

    I am so glad you all had a wonderful day celebrating your mother's birthday!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


  2. Hi Carolyn
    Thank you so much Sweetie for joining my party and sharing your beautiful decorations with us. You are such a talent and I love your blog
    Many blessings to you and your family

  3. How wonderful Carolyn, that you were able to spend your mother's birthday with her!
    The Victoria images are just what I love. I adore that magazine. Before the Winter is over, I will have looked through all my old issues again. I do it every Winter and love every second of it.
    I love all your decorating that you have done in your home. So beautiful and warm.
    I want to wish you a Merry Christmas with your family and send you a huge hug sweet friend.

  4. What a beautiful image of the little girls in their nightdresses!!!

    How lovely to gather with your family to celebrate your mothers birthday.
    My darling mother died in 2000 and I still miss her terribly. She loved Christmas and always filled my tins with baking to take on the boat.

    Enjoy the last week of Advent Carolyn and best wishes for a happy, happy Christmas.

  5. Your little bear is so adorable... and love all of your beautiful pictures you have shown today! Happy Birthday to your mom too!
    Blessings~~ Daphne

  6. A Beautiful post Carolyn ! & how lovely to be able to spend time with your Mother on her Special Day.
    Wishing you & yours a Wonderful Blessed Christmas and I look forward to visiting your pretty site in the New Year,

  7. Dear Carolyn,
    May you have a very Merry Christmas!

    Wonderful time together with family makes life good.

    Lovely post,

  8. Hi Carolyn, I saw Rebecca's birthday post. Looks like a lot of fun! Happy belated to your lovely mother. This is the season for busy. I hope you found time today for the household chores that need to be done. That's what I did yesterday and makes me feel so much better today. Best wishes and blessings, Tammys

  9. Yesterday i visit my mother too, i think we had as long journeys. When we were there we went and cut a christmas tree. Gorgeous teddy bear, no one has bears like you.
    Have a nice sunday

  10. Have a wonderful Christmas, dear Carolyn! Love and a big hug, Lynda

  11. Oh what a beautiful bear you made for your Mother, Carolyn! I made a special 'Sherlock' Memory Bear for my husband last year, and actually I am bearmaking in this very moment (not packing, as I should be doing!;)). But this year I'm making this special gift to myself!
    Hugs and Merry Christmas to you and your family! I wanted to send a special card to you, but I'm behind in everything!:( Sorry!

  12. A belated Happy Birthday to your mother, I am sure she loved the sweet little bear. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  13. Hi Carolyn
    So sorry you had trouble posting... the bear you made for you mother is just precious - and you mom and I are birds of a feather! :)
    Thank you so much for your wishes and sharing your beautiful gift with us on such a special day as your moms birthday...Wishing her a blessed birthday and you a very Merry Christmas

  14. Adorable post, darling C!

    Happy Birthday to Rebecca!


  15. The teddy bear is adorable! My sister's br=irthday was the 18th too:)! I do enjoy this time of year-there is so much love in the air.

    Christmas Blessings,


  16. Dear Carolyn,
    love your bear,--and must admit I too, very much love Victoria Mag.--
    Just want to wish you a very merry christmas, dear-and a happy new year.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  17. Hi Carolyn, Wishing you a Merry Christmas too! Lovely Victoria Images~ Swoon! ~Theresa

  18. Oh Carolyn love your little tartan bear. I'm sure your mom treasures is greatly. Hope your holidays are full of fun and family memories!


  19. My dear you are not only lovely but talented. I love your bear and happy birthday to your friend and Mum.
    Loving your images today you have brightened my morning. x

  20. No need to apologize Carolyn! You need to be with your Momma!!! And we are all just too busy this time of year, aren't we? Your bear you made for your mom is so sweet. I'm sure she loved it dearly.


  21. I hope they all had a wonderful birthday! I love the images of the rooms. They exude so much warmth! Merry Christmas to you!

  22. Happy birthday to Rebecca, and happy birthday to your mother! So wonderful that you could spend the special day with her. The teddy you made for her is incredible and beautiful! Did you make the little Scottie dog, too?

    Have a wonderful week, and a very merry Christmas to you!

  23. Hello Carolyn,
    I just love that sweet card with the little girls on it. And your adorable bear you made. Happy Birthday to your friend and mother.

  24. Wonderful post!!!!. Happy birthday Rebecca!!!
    I wish you the best Christmas with your family and friends.

  25. Aaawwww, she's such a lovely little girl. This Rebecca. Very adorable. Will surely drop by her site :)

    This whole counting days to Christmas is fantastic! Hope you were having a wonderful holiday time too, Carolyn!

  26. Dear Carolyn, I´m late, but Happy Birthday to Rebecca!
    What a lovely Post!
    Big Hugs,

  27. These are all such pretty images! Happy Birthday to Rebecca and to your mom!! That Teddy bear is soooo cute and cuddly :)

  28. Beautiful post!!

    Dearest friend,
    Thank you for your lovely words on my blog!! Thank you for your so sweet blog friendship!!:)
    I wish you and all your family merry merry Christmas!!!
    Warm greetings, Marge

  29. Especially your first photo is very beautiful, Carolyn!
    Enjoy this last week before Christmas. How is the weather in your lovely little corner? It will be rather warm I think? Cannot imagine a Christmas in shorts.
    We are covered by zillions of snowflakes, staying inside as much as possible. xxxx

  30. Oh, Carolyn, what lovely images! Especially the ones from the magazine! Have great days before Christmas!

    xo Kristin

  31. G'eve Carolyn ~ Popping in to share my joy in knowing you this past year.
    So love your wee ones also ... they bring a smile each time I see your new little fellas.

    What a lovely gathering for Mother for her birthday. She is truly blessed.

    Merry Christmas.
    Have a beautiful celebration week ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  32. Happy birthday to your mom Carolyn!
    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
    I mailed you a little pressie. Not sure if it will get there in time, but know I'm thinking of you.
    xx, shell

  33. Hi Carolyn,
    Happy Birthday to your sweet mother and also to your friend Rebecca. Sounds like you had a special time with your mother and family.
    Love your little bear freation. Way too cute!! You are such an extreme talent and blessed with such a gift. You give smiles in all you do.

    Love your blog header too.
    Hope you enjoy a very special Christmas and all the best wishes for the new year.
    Love and hugs from Texas,
    Celestina Marie

  34. Happy Birthday to your sweet mom....your bear is adorable!

    Hugs and love being sent your way for a week filled with and peace my sweet sweet friend. xoxoxoxo

  35. Hi Carolyn!!!!!

    These photos are wonderful...and I love special Christmas decorations....always so warm and inviting......what a wonderful time of year!!!!!!

    I wish you and yours a truly Magical Holiday Season!!!!! Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011!!!!!!!



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