Imagine my surprise when on Christmas Eve Day
( I know I’m a little late in sharing this with you)
a big box showed up at work.
When the UPS truck pulled up I thought it was a
long lost backorder from one of my suppliers.
Misguided hubby thought I should refuse it.
Can you imagine?
With all the commotion of Christmas I had forgotten I was expecting a parcel
so I take a little responsibility but
Thank goodness I didn’t listen to him!!
Rebecca (A Repurposed Life)
sweet girl that she is, sending me gifts and also
3 other lucky winners on her birthday.
I knew as soon as I opened the box and laid eyes on the
card that this was something special and
certainly NOT from my suppliers.
Delicately hand glittered and embellished with
tinsel, ribbon and glass ornament enclosed with vintage music paper.
Now I would have been happy with the card alone. hehe
But I was given this gorgeous church.
It had arrived at the perfect time
since I had been struggling with what to use
on my back table in the Family room.
It’s an area that needs something large
and up until then had my array of old apothecary and
chemistry bottles ……more Halloweenie then Christmas.
Now it was time to clear all that and Christmas it up.
I know I’m late but this is always the time
Most of you are tearing it down…..
I’m just putting it up!!!!
The Christmas season is the time to enjoy being home and relaxing
but for us it begins after the 25th.
My decorations will stay up until February.
I’ll slowly take it down room by room…..removing
the real Christmas ornaments (Santa Claus stuff) and keeping what I call Winter decor last.
Do you do that too??
or do you decorate on or before Thanksgiving?
If you thought the church looked wonderful in the sunny window
then you should see it at night with
the lights on.
These photos don’t do it justice.
It’s spectacular looking at night with the warm glow that it gives the room.
Showing the photo in this polaroid format reminded me of an old
Like it’s been in our family for decades.
…..and every year from now on when I pull it out
and set it up I will be reminded
of you Rebecca, my dear sweet friend.
I think many of you bloggers already know Rebecca but for
you non bloggers you really should visit this talented lady.
Here’s just a tease of some of her
creations and her home.
Rebecca’s gorgeous stars
Rebecca’s home is quintessential Romantic Vintage Victorian
full of incredible marble fireplaces and
chandeliers dripping in crystals.
She just recently converted part of her attic as
her very own sanctuary. She painstakingly wallpapered the room from
old bible pages. It was so worth all the work because it
came out beautifully.
Easy for me to say!
I didn’t do all the work))
The curved window is festooned with antique lace.
Oh, how I would love sitting in that nook in the morning
feeling the sunshine on my face and quietly pondering the rest of the day.
Look! she’s even left me a cup of coffee
on her desk!
Or maybe I would be content just sitting back and gazing upon all the
lovely handmade treasures that she has been given by other bloggers
or made herself.
Her lacy and feminine photo albums
notice the bible cover on the wall
I could just be happy taking a nap on this daybed and lose myself in those soft cloudlike pillows.
I think she’d have a hard time getting rid of me….
can you blame me?
Thank you Rebecca for letting me dream of your space….
and of course the wonderful Gift!
Thanks also to you all for stopping by……
and with all this Pretty WHiTe
I just have to link up to
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