Saturday, December 22, 2018

Seasons Greetings, dear friends!

Hello everyone,

I hope this week is treating you kindly, as it can be a stressful time of the year, with so much to do as we all know.

The Christmas mince pies and cookies have been baked, and may need to bake another batch of the mince pies, as with friends dropping by and gifting little packages they have gone fast. Some last minute gift wrapping still needs to be done and then we are looking forward to having family home for the holidays.
A bouquet of pretty flowers for the table, always makes me happy

Spending the lasts days of the year, reflecting on what has been and planning for what is ahead.
It is the perfect time for contemplation, dreams and goals for next year.

Christmas weaves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is softer and more beautiful
~Norman Vincent Peale

I would like to wish you all a wonderful, magical Christmas and happy holidays. It will be a good time to relax and recharge for the year ahead.

Merry Christmas! ... May your day be filled with love and laughter



  1. Dear Carolyn, some enjoyable moments are happening in your home as you prepare for Christmas. May your Christmas indeed be one full of peace and joy. Thank you for your Christmas card, sweet pocket calendar we received in the mail. Blessings to you and yours this Christmas and in the new year, Linda xx

  2. Dear Caroly, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2019.

  3. Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for your visits to my blog 2018.

  4. Beautiful pictures Carolyn. I loved your post. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too.
    Greetings Miranda

  5. Merry x mas Ria 💚❤️🎄💚❤️🎄💚❤️

  6. Your tree is so full and festive and the baked goods look yummy. Wishing you and yours very happy holidays.

  7. What a beautiful tree! Merry Christmas!

  8. Your Christmas tree is fabulous! Merry Christmas to You and Your family

  9. Beautiful photographs Carolyn.
    Merry Christmas Wishes to you and a Happy New Year too.

    All the best Jan

  10. Dearest Carlyn,
    your Christmastree is beautiful!
    Wishing you and all your Loved ones a Merry Christmas and happy Holidays!
    ♥ Lots of Love and hugs, Claudia ♥🎄✨

  11. Great photos! Wish you all the best! xx

  12. Such a lovely tree!
    I wish you a Merry Christamas, darling!
    Kisses, Paola.


  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!
    The joy of being together as a family is central here.
    Happy New Year as well.

  14. Belated Christmas wishes to you and your family Carolyn, hope you had a wonderful time. We bought out your snowman again recently when I look at it I think of you.Sarah x

  15. So beautiful and sweet decorations!
    Wishing you (and to your family) wonderful and the happiest holidays, dear Carolyn!

  16. I`m sorry for my absence but my little family have visited already from 21`th so I have been very busy . I hope your Christmas has been lovely and wonderful dear Carolyn. Now I wish you a very Happy New YeaR, and all the best for you and your family for 2019 . Big hugs and kisses from Dorthe

  17. You have so many nice treasures in your home, Carolyn. Your tree is so pretty! And I see you have a lot of Pink ornaments on there. I also dressed up the tree this year with Pink ornaments....since I have granddaughters now, I thought it would be nice. Your mince pies and cookies look Yummy. Oh, how I miss mince pies. What a festive décor with the white lantern and deer, so cute. Carolyn, your posts are always simple and filled with sweetness. I appreciate them so much and love coming over here. : )


  18. Lovely decorations and I hope you had a beautiful Christmas...
    Take care!


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