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New Year's Morning

New Year's Morning Only a night, from old to new! Only a night, and so much wrought!  The Old Year’s heart all weary grew, But said: “The New Year rest has brought.” The Old Year’s hopes its heart laid down, As in a grave; but trusting, said:  “The blossoms of the New Year’s crown Bloom from the ashes of the dead.” The Old Year’s heart was full of greed; With selfishness it longed and ached,  And cried: “I have not half I need. My thirst is bitter and unslaked. But to the New Year’s generous hand All gifts in plenty shall return;  True love it shall understand; By all my failures it shall learn. I have been reckless; it shall be Quiet and calm and pure of life.  I was a slave; it shall go free, And find sweet peace where I leave strife.” Only a night from old to new! Never a night such changes brought.  The Old Year had its work to do; No New Year miracles are wrought. Always

Christmas Home Tour 2014

I think I am really good at running out of time to get things done that I want to do.  In fact, I might even say I'm an expert in the field.  How about you?  Surely I can't be the only one good at this! By the time I finish up with this post it will be tomorrow. Probably like you, I have been trying to finish up wrapping gifts, baking, cooking, cleaning and then starting it all over again. I'm looking forward to taking a little break and seeing our family over the next few days.  We've got plans for the next three days including going on a hay ride through Honor Heights Park in my hometown, Muskogee, tomorrow evening with my Dad and Step-Mom.  If you are near Muskogee it is well worth the trip to tour the park during the holidays and see the gorgeous and unique display of lights. I have taken photos here and there of the house and wanted to show them to you before Christmas comes and goes! I'll cut this short, as far as words go, because I have a lot t

My Country Christmas Tablescape in a 6 page Magazine Layout!

I gotta admit, it's a pretty cool feeling to open a magazine and see my tablescape, my pictures and my article featured in a 6 page layout….   …and see my name listed as a contributor inside the cover. Yep, Pretty cool indeed! Not long ago the editor of Creating Vintage Charm, Sonia Crouse, spotted a Fall tablescape I had posted to my Instagram feed and contacted me asking if I'd be interested in submitting it for their December/Christmas issue.   You all may remember the table as it's been a popular one on my blog.   You can find the original table setting  HERE I told Sonia that I could recreate the table for Christmas with a few minor adjustments.   Do you notice any of them?  In the original table setting I had only the bubble glass tumblers.  In the Christmas version I added vintage Snowflake iced tea glasses and used them right alongside the new bubble glasses. I have a few sets of the bubble tumblers for sale in my online sh