Hello from Sunday night

December 14, 2014

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Hello everyone. 😀 I know it’s been an age since I posted, and to tell you the truth, I’ve missed photographing and posting something rotten.

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Speaking of something rotten, C came down with a nasty little cold last week. Tis the season, huh? We drove down to our favourite juice bar, the Juicery, and picked up some good medicine. She was over the cold in no time.

R and M
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One big bit of news, Robert has flown in for Christmas. 😀 It’s so lovely to have him home again. And, with R here, we went to find a Christmas tree. We found a beautiful, slightly imperfect, spruce, which a) we could afford!!! (seen the price of Christmas trees this year?) and b) reached up the nine feet to the ceiling.


Then it was just a matter of decorating it. I’ve been collecting glass ornaments for about a million years now. I love them more than anything. It’s been two years since we got them out because Christmas has been in England for the past two years, and I was so excited to see them again. They’re like old friends…do you know what I mean? There’s that wonderful familial comfort in seeing Jonathan’s baby ornament, (34 yrs old now), my grandmother’s favourite one to remember her by, one special glass bird we somehow brought out of the Czech republic in 1968, the street car from San Francisco, vintage silvered glass bells from the antique markets in England…so many special stories attached to so many of them.

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So many beautiful ornaments gathered in various places over many years. It took me four hours to put most of them on.

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Especially since you can see just how much help I had…lol.

Sharing with Judith and the mosaic bunch.

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  • Reply Mary Howell Cromer December 14, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    What beautiful adornments you have collected over the years and the glass whale is wonderful. You kit-cat is one beauty~

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Hi Mary, I do love those ornaments, and that whale is just spectacular, isn’t it? I loved it the moment I saw it despite the hefty price tag. 😀

  • Reply Eileen December 15, 2014 at 12:15 am

    What a lovely tree and beautiful ornaments. It is wonderful to have the family together for Christmas.. Lovely images and a cute kitty. Have a happy week ahead!

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:58 am

      HI Eileen. It is so wonderful for me to have us all together. I’m relishing each day. That cat of ours, she’s a real chocolate box cat and she knows it. 😀 Hope your week is wonderful too. 😀

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn December 15, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Yay welcome back! jones-ing of Sheppey X

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

      😀 xxx

  • Reply Pamela Gordon December 15, 2014 at 3:09 am

    Good morning Veronica. Your tree is so pretty and you have a wonderful collection of ornaments. I can understand why it took so long to decorate it. It’s fun to unwrap each precious ornament along with the memories. Have a happy time with your family. Merry Christmas!

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

      Hi Pamela, I know! It takes ages to put them all up and I try not to think about the process of taking them down again. LOL 😀

  • Reply Marian December 15, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Beautiful tree Veronica! Wonderful special decorations, Happy Christmas! mxx

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Hi Marian, thank you so much. I have to pop over and catch up with you. 😀

  • Reply Judith @ Lavender Cottage December 15, 2014 at 4:42 am

    You’ve collected some unique ornaments over the years Veronica.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Hi Judith, thank you for hosting once again. 😀

  • Reply kmmig December 15, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Beautiful photos, Veronica. Happy holidays to you and your family!

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

      Hi Jill. Thank you so much. 😀

  • Reply forestpoppy December 15, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Sounds like you should have a wonderful Christmas together. You do have a special collection of ornaments, no wonder it brings back so many memories. I have some special ones too, although not nearly as spectacular as yours, and they never fail to bring back a particular memory as they are unpacked.

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Thanks Julie. We are planning on having a fantastic Christmas round here. I hope you photograph your special ones too so I can see them. 😀

  • Reply Snap December 15, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Welcome back! I think everyone needs a blogging break every now and then. You have a wonderful collection of glass ornaments. They shimmer and shine on the tree like no other ornament. Loved the whale! Sounds like you will have a lovely, special Christmas. Merry Merry!

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Hi Snap. I love the shimmery shinny aspect to the glass too. That whale is amazing, and has such an old world feel even though it’s a modern replica. Amazing what’s possible these days. 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

    i think the best part of trimming the tree is recalling the story behind each piece you place on it .. so happy to see R home and glad C is better xo

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Me too Daryl. It’s so nice for us to be together again. 😀

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks December 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Your tree is gorgeous! So’s your cat.

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

      Hi Debra, thank you so much. Morgan thinks she’s gorgeous too. 😀

  • Reply Donna@Gardens Eye View December 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful tree and I love the old fashioned glass ornaments.

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Hi Donna, thank you so much. I love them too. Keep thinking about the day when I’ll have “enough”, but that day isn’t here yet…lol. 😀

  • Reply cecilia December 16, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Oh yes, if i were a christmasy person i would be doing just that, collecting glass decorations, yours are so dear. So .. well. Chrostmasy!. Hope you are feeling well my darling friend. .. c

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Hi Celi. Thank you so much. I’m fine. 😀 Don’t worry.

  • Reply cernwife December 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Hi Veronica – One of these years when I go up to Vancouver to visit my daughter at UBC, I hope to meet you. This is a gorgeous posting, both verbally and visually.

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:46 am

      Hi Karen, thank you so much. That would be wonderful! Hopefully we’ll both be in the same place at the same time one of these years. LOL 😀

  • Reply Diane December 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    What magical photos Veronica! have a wonderful Christmas all together!!

    • Reply Veronica December 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Hi Diane, thank you so much sweetie. Hope your Christmas is wonderful too. 😀

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