Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Pickle Tradition

A Family Fun Tradition 

A Glass Pickle is hidden on a Decorated Christmas Tree.

On Christmas Morning the person who finds it 
receives an extra gift,
and good fortune for the following year.
I spent Christmas with my daughter's
family and my grandkids carried out this tradition

 Mathieu Hunting for the Pickle

Sabrina Searched  Also

 Mathieu Found it.
The tuque on his head was the prize he got

I took this pic at Disney World Florida -  German Store
Glass Pickles are Sold There Also

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Memories

Christmas is nearly upon us
I am posting some of my
 Vintage Christmas Decorations

Milk Glass Collection - 

This Creche (Manger)
 I bought in the early 70's Eaton's
Passed on to my Daughter.

Vintage German Sheep

From F.W. Woolworth. (70's) 

Vintage Cardboard Houses .. 

Christmas 2009.
 I spent in Vancouver
This is a Manger in St. Mary's Church

Christmas in Vancouver - 
Snow, which is Unusual there -
 My Son, Daniel, Marina and Louis


Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called 
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whimsical Ballerinas

A homemade craft
made from music sheets
to decorate your home at Christmas 
Hang on your tree or
 a pretty garland.
These ballerinas
can be used anytime of year.
Great idea to decorated
for a birthday party.


 I photocopied music sheets 
on both sides of thick paper
 (8 1/2 by 11)
I traced 2 templates on the page
  I got from this site:

Two ballerinas per page(on both sides of the page)

I used wired wrapping ribbon for the skirt (approx. 1 1/2 ins. wide)
I pleated the wire about 1/8 inch to gather the waist
 and attached to the body with hot glue gun.

 The embellishments to the neck and head I bought at Dollarstore and Walmart. 
I also added fake fur
In the dark...

The sheet music I used is from 
 Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5
one of my favourites.

Fun and so easy to make....

I attended the Nutcracker ballet last year (2018), with
my daughter, Granddaughter and Grandson.
at the Place des Arts, Montreal.

My great niece is a Ballerina.
A member of Les Ballets Classique de Richmond.
They will be performing their production of  The
Nutcracker Ballet at the Centennial Theatre, 
Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec
in December.
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will
be performing.

Rachael is the girl in the front in the middle.
We're so proud of her....

Thanks for your visit xo

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Winter Wonderland

Although Winter starts the 21st of December,
A Nor'easter has dumped approx. 20cm (8in.)
This 27th Day of November in Gaspe
We were fortunate here,
 Further East the Atlantic Provinces were harder hit. 
causing power failures and closures
Temperatures -1 C or 8 F
Behind the House

Through the Arbour
Hayraker in the distance
The Ditch
No Ice Yet. 
The Ground Hasn't Frozen
No Cooking Today
The Wishing Well, decked out for Winter

All covered up

Below is a barberry bush.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ready for Winter

A beautiful Fall day here today.
 I spent most of it outside, preparing for Winter.
A heavy snow fall in the forecast for tomorrow.
Decorated with Cedars, Rowan Berries and Barberries

Colorful - Perennial Geranium

Flower beds covered over with Burlap
The 2 red shrubs in the back are Barberry

Bushes protected from heavy snow
(Last Spring)....I didn't cover my shrubs last winter.
However, they did recover.
.I use pickets in the ground to
 anchor the netting around the shrubs
Available at the Dollarstore
The strong winds will lift the netting of and blow it away.

I will leave these solar light there this winter. They help anchored my Burlap.

All Done

In search of my mother's garden, 
      I found my own.              
  "✿<<´¯`•~~Alice Walker~•´¯`>>✿"

  1. Alice Walker is an American author and activist.
  2.  She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple
  3.  for which she won the National Book Award and the
  4.  Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Wikipedia

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