Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Seasons Greetings

It's truly a joy to send wishes your way for the happiest, brightest most wonderful day
The candles are lit and give a magical glow to the room




















The best gifts life can bring is having friends like you and I want to thank you all for your beautiful friendship. Here's to many years of blogging and even if you're not aware, of the special link that I feel with knowing you.

I hope the festivities, shopping, gift wrapping and holiday baking are  going well.

I have been MIA, spent time with my family to celebrate my dear Mother's birthday, so now I look forward to coming to visit you all.


May this be a Christmas you'll always treasure, for the joy it brings and the memories it leaves. 
To those that don't celebrate Christmas, happy holidays and happy Hanukkah.

Here's wishing you a merry Christmas and happiness all year through.
Hugs
Carolyn



84 comments:

  1. Dear Carolyn - wishing you and your family best wishes for a wonderful Christmas-time - I truly hope you all have a very special & joyful day . Thank you for you friendship across the miles xx

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  2. A beautiful post, Carolyn!

    I know you had a wonderful time with your family celebrating your mother's birthday!

    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    ((Hugs))
    Marsha

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  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    What a joy for having celebrated your Mother's birthday! That is very special...
    Enjoy this pre-Christmas season and have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones!
    Love,

    Mariette

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  4. Congratulations with your mom......enjoy a happy time darling....love from me...xxx...

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  5. Happy Birthday to you mother, dear Carolyn. Hopefully you had a wonderful celebration together.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your family!

    Hugs,
    Julia

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  6. Dear Carolyn
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmastime.
    All the best and hugs Yvonne

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  7. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely post!

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful, calm and peaceful Christmas my friend!

    Sending Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  8. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! I hope your holidays are filled with great fun and festivities!
    Like you, I too have been MIA of late but its always nice to know that some of your bloggy friends will always be there when you return...people like you :)
    Love and Hugs,
    Persis.

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  9. So beautifully decorated, wonderful window. And thank you for being such a fine blog friend Carolyn.
    Wishing you a wonderful cristmas week.
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  10. Beautiful words you wrote <3

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and of course Happy New Year!

    Markka

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  11. Wishing you a merry christmas and congratulations with your mother, how special such a day!
    Dear greetings,
    Renny

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  12. Sweet Carolyn,
    thank YOU for the dear friendship, your alwayes sweet and lovely comments, and for being somewhere out there in blog-land.
    I treasure your friendship.
    Love and hugs, and wishes for a very happy christmas for you and yours.
    xx, Dorthe

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  13. Happy Christmas to you and yours dear Carolyn. Always a pleasure both to visit your lovely blog, and have you pop into visit mine. All the best for the New Year! Hugs Robyn xoxo

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  14. Wish you a merry Christmas! have wondefrul time with your Family!

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  15. Dear Carolyn,
    Merry Christmas to you and all those you love.
    I have only started Blogging this year, and the friendships you make are so special.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  16. Hello dear Carolyn, I also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you have wonderful days.
    Warm wishes, Mea

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  17. Hello dear Carolyn
    Wishing you Wonderful days.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year !
    Lovely photo's
    Love and a big hug
    Mapi

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  18. Dear Carolyn,

    Congratulations on your mother's birthday! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas & thank you for your friendship too the past year!

    Much love,

    Madelief x

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  19. Ciao cara!!

    Belle le foto...magica e romantica tu!

    Un abbraccio particolare e di cuore.

    Sono appena tornata....ma ripartirei.

    kisses a lot...have a wonderful CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year! Smuack...NI

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  20. Hi Carolyn! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas week:)
    ~Anne

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  21. I SEND YOU MY HUGS CAROLYN! So late here, but we are all running around with some sort of wrapping to do, buying, working, cleaning....oh dear, SO MUCH TO DO! HUGS TO YOU! Anita

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  22. Merry Christmas and a very Happy Healthy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  23. Hi Carolyn,
    What a sweet angel in the first photograph, so lovely. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, and lots of health and happiness in the coming New Year! :)
    Maureen

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  24. Such a heart warming post! Loved the candles and the hand written wishes... It is always a low spending time with your family, glad you could do that.
    Wish you and your family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too:)

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  25. Carolyn~
    Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
    Lisa :)

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  26. Oh Carolyn,
    What a sweet post...You are such a special friend and I feel so blessed to have met you, even if it is only through our blogs:-) Wishing you and your beautiful family the merriest of Christmases. Sending you a great big hug.

    Much love,
    ♥Ana

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  27. Hello Carolyn!
    Congratulations to your mother! Was the special day really December 19th?? The same birthday as mine! Wow!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  28. A very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family! And birthday greetings to your Mother too!

    Hugs

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

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  29. Gorgeous and heartfelt post, darling!
    Merry Christmas!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. What a wonderful post Carolyn!!! wishing you and your family all the best during the Holiday Season!!! Merry Christmas and a blessed, healthy and Happy New Year 2012!!!!

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  31. Awww, how precious!!! I hope your mother had a Happy Birthday!!! Merry Christmas--Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with the joy you bring to others always!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. Carolyn,
    Thank you for that beautiful post. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas too, and this year "YOU" are one of my Christmas presents. Enjoy the rest of the season, and may it be filled with much joy, peace, and love.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  33. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

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  34. :-} It is wonderful to have a group of supportive friends here in blog land I agree!

    Thank you for expressing your feeling.
    I send the same thought to you, in gratitude.

    HUGS and Warm New Year Wishes,
    Lorraine

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  35. Dear Carolyn,
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    Wish you wonderful and happy days!
    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  36. Good morning my dearest and sweetest Carolyn!

    The hour is almost upon us. A time to rejoice and let out our joy that is stifled at times through the pressures of life. May only goodness and love come to you on this celebration of love....mille bises! Anita

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  37. Happy late birthday to your mother, Carolyn. She must be a very special woman because her daughter sure is!
    Keep on enjoying the celebration!
    I'm grateful for your loveliness !

    xox
    Constance

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  38. Hi Carolyn!
    You are every time so sweet!^^
    Wish you a wonderful Xmas with you beautiful family!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  39. Hi Carolyn, So glad you enjoyed a trip to celebrate your mother's special day. Love this post and the joy of the season it shares. Thank you so very much for the gift of frienship. It has meant the world to me over the years and I look forward to many more blog memories in the future.

    Wishing the a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
    Hugs from Texas and love to you and yours.
    Celestina Marie

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  40. Dear Carolyn, I love your candle light photo!I want to wish you a merry Christmas and happy holidays filled with many sweet moments!

    Kristin ♥♥♥

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  41. Wonderful photos and so sweet to read your nice words, dearest Carolyn! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    I also want to wish you and your family a merry Christmas, my dear!
    xoxoxo
    Your "rusty rose" Traude

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  42. Hi Carolyn!

    I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    Hug Anna

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  43. Dear Carolyn,
    Have a magical Christmas and Happy Birthday to your mum! ;-)

    Have a wonderful New Year in 2012.
    I love visiting you here and seeing your wonderful New Zealand posts. It makes me wish I was back in NZ for Christmas!

    Hugs,
    Jo. xx

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  44. Merry Christmas with much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

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  45. Dear friend,
    ♥ I wish you and your family Merry Christmas! ♥

    Hugs, Marge

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  46. Dearest Carolyn, wishing you and family a very happy and beautiful christmas time!!!
    Eventhough I don´t visit much around lately I alwyas have you in my heart my dear.
    many hugs to you

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  47. May this Holiday Season bring you and your family every blessing Carolyn! Merry Christmas you loveleigh lady!

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  48. Dear sweet friend glad you were able to take off and spend time with your mom. Wishing her a belated Happy Birthday.
    It would not be Christmas without coming by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Your friendship has meant a great deal to me and I hope to be able to visit you more this coming year
    Love
    Maggie

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  49. ♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!


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    FELIZ NATAL!!!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  50. What a pretty Christmas wish.

    May all be Merry and Joyous with you and yours

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  51. Hello Dear Carolyn...
    Your decor is lovely...I know you are enjoying Christmas day now. I hope it is a joyous day for you and your family and that Santa is good to you! You deserve it! It will be nice to spend a little quality time with your children...

    We are celebrating today...and so I must get at the cooking!
    I will update tomorrow...

    Merry Christmas Carolyn!
    Hugs, Nancy xo

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  52. Dearest Carolyn,
    wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!
    Michela x

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  53. Carolyn thank you so so much for your friendship and encouragement!

    Wishing you and yours all the best in 2012!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  54. Merry Christmas to you and yours Carolyn! I wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year to come...Enjoy!

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  55. Merry Christmas to you, dear Carolyn! Sending you lots of love and prayers from Indonesia!

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  56. Beautiful pictures! :) Happy Merry Christmas!!

    www.fashioncancer.blogspot.com

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  57. Dear Carolyn~ I wish yo a joyful christmas, and I thank you for all your support, visits and comments My blogg,koppling forward ti anotherinpirational year,

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  58. I hope your Chrissie Day was just wonderful dear Carolyn. Thank you for your lovely bloggie friendship, I truly value your comments & support. Looking forward to doing it all again in 2012.
    Millie xx

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  59. Hi Carolyn
    Thank you for your kind words about my poem on Heavenly Minded & Earthly Good. Anita & I send you Christmas cheer from our bizarrely snow-less but happy home. All the best for a joyful New Year too.
    Ruben

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  60. Hope your Christmas was beautiful, happy holidays.
    xxxx DJ

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  61. Much love and many blessings
    Love Jeanne

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  62. Dear Carolyn,
    I hope you had a very nice time for Christmas!!! Wish you a faboulous new year with a lot of joy and happiness!
    Vale

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  63. Oh sweet friend!!!!

    DID YOU HAVE A GRAND CHRISTMAS???? THANK YOU for coming to visit me. It was a quiet celebration, but much needed after a whirlwind of a school year! SOOOOO GOOD TO SEE YOU and I suspect that your holiday was filled with love and family and friends, as mine was. NOW TO LOOK FORWARD to another year of FUN IN BLOGLAND! May all be well with you dearest heart! Anita

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  64. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  65. Hope you had a beautiful Christmas, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  66. Hello Carolyn,
    I'm visiting from Cindy Adkins' Whimsical Musings (I'm the "other" Cindy Adkins she wrote about!) Your bears are delightful! I look forward to exploring more of your blog and seeing more of your work. I'm your newest follower! Happy New Year!
    Cindy

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  67. Christmas hugs from germany dear Caroline! Thank you for being such a wonderful blogfriend, i always love visiting you!

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  68. Woooowww...interesting post!
    Merry Christmas, sweetie!

    Kisses,
    Miriam
    Fashion Crazy Ball and My Facebook Page

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  69. Joyeux Noël, Carolyn!!! Whenever! Like yesterday!! How wonderful to spend time with your mother. Having them with us is always one of the best things in life. My Mutti lives with us, at 94. Glad to hear that you've been to Galeries in Paris. Isn't it so great? And we always go up to the top floor for lunch and the view. Here's hoping you get to France again this year. Do you plan on it? We are doing a photo workshop in Paris and The countryside in April. You should come!!!!
    Your photos of your decorations are so beautiful. I'm sure you are surrounded with love and beauty.
    All the very best in 2012!
    dawne

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  70. Hi Carolyn,
    Wishing you a fabulous holiday season and happy birthday to your mom. Hoping your days are special. Thank you for all the wonderful photos and sharing this past year.

    Warmly,
    Sharon :-)

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  71. I hope you have been having a very blessed and happy Holiday Season! : )

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  72. Dear Carolyn,
    I hope you had wonderful christmas days full of love and joy!
    Wish you happy new year!
    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  75. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Carolyn! Can't believe it's over already and that New Years will be here before we know it. Enjoy the week, sweetie and happy holidays to you and your family! xoxo

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  76. Dear and wonderful Carolyn,

    It has been a MAGNIFICENT YEAR. In my personal, professional and blogging life, I have learned so much about myself, but mostly, about how KIND and wonderful people really are. THANK YOU for your gentle spirit that always lifts me when I see your comment. I wish you NOTHING BUT LOVE and beauty for 2012!!!

    Anita

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  77. oh dear.. such a beautiful xmas picture. i really love those christmas decorations ! they are just lovely. merry christmas carolyn <3 xx

    http://mithakomala.blogspot.com/

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  78. Cara Carolyn, voglio augurarti un fantastico 2012, che porti nella tua casa tanta felicità e tanto amore!
    Un abbraccio, Elena.

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  79. lovely pics!Happy holidays!
    xoxo
    Faby
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  80. CAROLYN!!!!!!!

    I just got home from having the most lovely VISIT at a local coffee shop with a BLOGGER PAL!!!!!! And then I came home to find a sweet and most DARLING CHRISTMAS FAIRY!!! Dearest, it is so beautiful! And it is this famous little angel that you have here on your post! I so love your calligraphy in GOLD!!! It is the most darling card, and I have it sitting in my new room where it speaks volumes to me.

    I send you my sincerest wishes for a PERFECT NEW YEAR MY DEAREST!!! Anita

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  81. happy holidays to you and your family!!

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