Saturday, November 28, 2015


~The Nutcracker Story~

A children's story written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann in which a young Marie Stahlbaums's favourite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker comes alive and after defeating an evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

I am sharing my Nutcrackers:

Uncle Sam- I've had him over 20 yrs.
Stars and Stripes of the American Flag.

Two Canadian Hockey players:
Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadians....
They were sold by Avon.

These below are vintage

The one of the right was a gift -
bought at  T.Eaton Co.-Montreal

Below ~A gift bought at Cosco -
 the lst. yr. they came to Canada

Thanks for visiting my blog xo

Have a look at my homemade Whimsical Ballerinas.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


November 23, 2015. 
The first snowfall in Gaspe.
There is always something magical
about the first snowfall.
I went for a ride
with my brother Bruce
and sister Carol
to the family camp.
We took Day's Lane (Rte. Day) and
drove approx. 8km (5 miles) north
into the woods.
Bruce wanted to check his camp and
show us trees he decorated for
the birds and wild life to enjoy. 
heavy snow falling...

The secondary road was rough with a lot of slush

 After opening the gate, we continue driving in.
Bruce gets out to remove a small tree that fell on the road.
The road ahead.
The trees were sagging with heavy snow.
My brother has a 4wheel drive truck,
He reassured us that we wouldn't get stuck.

This road is not open in the Winter,
The camp is accessible by snow shoes or skidoos.
 The Camp

 Bruce shows us one of the trees he decorated

I took a lot of close up pics - 

The Star
He shook some snow of the tree

A nice ornament on the door...
 A smoke house or could it be an outhouse?
 An Apple tree

~ Inside the camp~

  Names on the wall. 
One is of my late nephew Michael.

Deer horns from a deer that Michael shot.
Old  Photos

 A winter wonderland
 "silence is golden"
 peacefulness and
 clean fresh air,
 We headed back. ..A small tree had fallen on the road
 A farm on the way....
Farmers place these hay bales to keep hunter's vehicles out.

We really enjoyed this trip in the woods.

To view a storm from last year click on Nov. 27th, 2014.

Wishing all my American friends
A Happy Thanksgiving.

thanks for your visit xo

all pics are my sole original property.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Let There Be Peace On Earth

I am sharing my
 collection of Vintage Globes.

It would be nice to have world wide peace...


The tiny one is a pencil sharpener
The bookends are vintage Italian

If this globe could talk it would tell the story of the paint glob..
It started in Canada. 
Two globes are English.
 This one and the tiny pencil sharpener.
The rest are all French.

thanks for your visit. xo

all pics are my sole original property