Monday, December 2, 2013

And Winter Came

                                                                     Happy December!
                              Here on Prince Edward Island we welcomed in December with our first
                              real snow fall. It lovely to see the ground covered and the trees laden with
                             snow. We went to a special Christmas Advent service last night in a little
                             country church in Mermaid ~ the snow added to the Christmas spirit as
                             we drove to and from the service.Wish I could have captured the beauty
                             of it all for you~,the message, music,candles,even homemade cookies in
                             this beautiful little church packed full.

                               In the afternoon,I took a few shots around home. Although we can still have milk
                               delivered to our door here, it is no longer as necessary for us since our children
                                have grown but I still like to display the old milk bottles on our doorstep in
                                However, today they are filled with milk and ready for pick up!

                                       It is time to dig out the warm mittens for outdoor enjoyment.

                                         The holly bushes by the arbor look pretty with the snow.

                                       I bought the vintage men's skates at the 70 mile yard sale last year.

                    Love these tiny old skates that I have had since our children were little.

                                     The angel on the wreath came from a thrift shop a few years ago
                                      ~ a bit unique!
                                                                    Milk delivery
             Sadly, I don't think our snow is going to last as showers are expected tomorrow
                        but hopefully we get more soon.

                        Congratulations to Susan Tierney who opened up a new shop SAjo Weathered Home
                        in the Marda Loop ~ 111 - 3411 20th Street SW Calgary Alberta.
                        I am honored to that my new 'Country Christmas' book is for sale in her shop, 
                       on the other side of the country  ~ Thank you, Susan!                            

                        Thank you for visiting,



Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

So cheery and wonderful!

AshTreeCottage said...

Such lovely scenes!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Amy Jo said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love that Angel it is very unique.

Amy Jo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What pretty images, Carolyn! I love the milk bottles in the snow and your holly is gorgeous.
My son and his family were in a car accident yesterday in that new snowfall but thankfully they are all OK. Their car slid off the road and tipped over on its side. Gave us quite a fright!
Have a lovely week and thank you for sharing some snowy beauty around your home.


Draffin Bears said...

Lovely to discover your beautiful blog and how wonderful all your Christmas decorating is - love the little skates and gloves and all the pretty snow.
Happy week

Pamela Gordon said...

What a sweet vignette with all the plaid and the milk bottles. I love the old small skates. I think my brother wore skates similar to that when he was little. We got quite a bit of snow here but may be getting freezing rain or light rain tomorrow. As you said….hopefully we'll get more soon.

Linda said...

Whoa! Did it ever, Carolyn! How much snow did you get? It was record cold here yesterday (-10.7 C) but no snow, thankfully! We spent the day outside festively festooning the front door with fresh greens - that's a mouthful! Haha! Despite the cold, the big elf (a.k.a. husband) and I found the time flew as we worked away.
I do LOVE those old milk bottles. I enjoy seeing them always! XO
Hugs to you and Andrew,
Linda and Midge
Beautiful Ideas

Maple said...

Oh so beautiful. I love the milk bottles and the lovely tartans.

Anonymous said...

J`adore votre blog

Vos photos me font rêvé , c est tellement beau , merci

Carole L. de Jonquière Qc.

Jannet said...

Hi Carolyn! I have enjoyed your blog for a long time, and thought it was about time that I left a comment :) I long for some snow here in Denmark too, and should have a small chance, by the end of this week. But they say, it won't last this time. Everything is so inviting and cozy at your place!!

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful winter scenario! You have such a talent for arranging things.

Betty said...

Have also been enjoying your blog for a long time and wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. Your beautiful photos awaken the dreamer in me and your beauty and grace shines through in all that you do. Thank you so much for sharing and being such an inspiration to those of us who long to create our own oasis. Love you and all that you do!

Deborah said...

Yes, such lovely pictures. It is gray and rainy here today, very gloomy, so your pictures brightened things up. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Wau! What a treat! Milk brought to the door!
Thank you for sharing

P.S. Here in Denmark we are waiting for high winds and flood to hit the country this afternoon so I have better get into the garden to fasten things and move some indoors. Afterwards it will finally get cold according to the weather forecast - and perhaps a liitle snow.

Nicoletta De Cesare said...

da voi si che è veramente natale con la neve......sembra che le renne di babbo natale arrivino all'improvviso....e suggestive le foto che hai pubblicato e le bottiglie del latte in vetro poi sono deliziose!!! ciao e tanti auguri

Georgianna said...

An absolutely perfect holiday scene, Carolyn, The details are so charming. Wishing you a beautiful month filled with delights!

Tretswelt said...

wunderschöööne Winter!