I have a huge confession to make.
As a new blogger I have been stunned by the Christmas/holiday posts
on the blogs I follow.
They are so beautiful, so inspiring, so addictive!
So much so, that once my computer issues appeared to have been solved
for now, I wanted to catch up on your blogs and totally lost track of
time wandering through a winterland of inspirational beauty.
I kept running out of time to do my own blog!
Thank you for the lovely comments on the one holiday blog I did so far.
I just am in awe of everyone's blog during this past month.
How do you all keep up with your daily lives, each other blogs and still
manage to decoratate by the first of December and participate
in all the parties going on this month?
I would truly like some advice on how you all mange to do this.
In the photo above, I wish I could get a good clear shot of the silver ball.
Here is one of the best ones:
I just found this last weekend at my favorite shop
Somwhere In Time.
It is cut out in the center where you see the horse and carriage.
The center revolves and it is a music box.
Since having my cochlear implant 10 years ago and hearing music
for the first time in 13 years, Christmas music will always be a treasure
I will never again take for granted.
For the same reason, I love bells. This is also new this year.
Another find at Somewhere In Time.
I had a collection of bells when I lost my hearing.
I smashed them when I was told nothing could be done.
13 years later the cochlear implant gave me back the ability
to hear my beloved twinkling bells.
The little bear bell was a gift from my youngest daughter 10 years ago at Christmas.
My first year of "hearing" again.
The three little vintage boxes in front of the plate are also music boxes.
There were four in the set, one went to a dear friend
I found them at Jennifer's store, The Old Painted Cottage.
I am using my husband's computer as mine is messed up again and cannot figure how to
enable you to click on Jennifer's site easily.
For some reason his computer does not do it the way mine does.
I truly love these darling little vintage music boxes. So happy with my purchase.
Thank you Jennifer for such a beautiful store.
I also collect and love "snowpeople".
The red and white "Cherish" snowperson in the back was from my daughters
a few years ago with a note tuck in that they had tickets for the three of us
to see the Rockettes Holiday show when they were Tampa that year.
I simply LOVE the Rockettes. Had seen them a few times when I lived in
upstate New York and made trips to NYC.
The needlework blocks on the right are my memories of mom.
They are actually tree ornaments. I have several mom made over the years.
This little Christmas house is also a music box from my older daughter
a few years ago.
I cherish the gift of music boxes and bells from my daughters
as they know how much music, especialy at Christmas means to me.
Tomorrow I will share more "Memories of Mom"
More of her needlework gifts to me at Christmas.
Have a blessed day.