Monday, December 10, 2012

Savoring the Days

I'm so grateful for this holiday season, and for having the time to savor each day leading up to Christmas. For too many years it has been a crazy time, with stress and hectic days stealing the joy.
I'm grateful for traditions, for the family and friends who are the soul of the season and for the glow that seems to be filling my heart these days.

I've done a bit of decorating. Today I did the mantle and its swag...

the outdoor wreath is hung...

the porch is decked with lights on this foggy night...

and my helpers are snoozing on the sofa.
Angus really throws himself into his naps...

Rosie meets Santa for the first time...

and later hangs out in the coat closet!

Things are peaceful here as small traditions take shape 
and twinkling lights work their magic.

I hope that all is well with you as you celebrate or prepare to celebrate your family holidays.
Wishing you a joy-filled week!


Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Judy,
Your decorations looks so charming and your helpers are adorable!
So glad you are savoring the season!

Karen L R said...

ho, ho, ho!

Libby Fife said...

So lovely and inviting! And of course cats wouldn't be cats unless they were surveying the scene:)

Simone said...

I hope santa didn't frighten Rosie and cause her to hide in the coat closet!!! Lovely to see the decorations gradually coming out on display. x

k. Madison Moore Contemporary Fine Artist said...

Just love Rosie! Reminds me of my Maxi a little.
Great work on your blog.
Hope you will check out mine. I paint interiors inspired by The Masters.
I will be back. Have a great holiday.