Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cheers...


A toast to all of you...  my dear friends...  here's to a most beautiful beginning to a brand new year ahead... may all your cares be left behind you...  and only happiness and good health be yours ... 


Happy New Year! ... √† votre sant√©!...    xoxo  Julie Marie

  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Gardener's Christmas...


I do love this blessed Season of Christmas...  and all of the beauty it brings...  but as a gardener... besides thinking about Christmas...  my thoughts are always on the Spring that is to come...  and my gardens that await...  many a long, cold winter's eve is spent lingering over seed catalogs...  a nice hot cup of tea at my side... planning and dreaming...  plotting and scheming... jotting down notes in my garden journal as I sit in a cozy chair in my bedroom by my little fireplace and start to dream...  so...  I decided to do a little "gardener's" Christmas of sorts on a little table in there...


A pretty little sparkly nest... a couple of vintage ornaments that graced our family tree when I was a little girl...  feeling blessed that I inherited a love of gardening and Nature and all living things from my mama, my grandmother and my great~grandmother...  much of my inspiration each year as I buy and plant my flowers still comes from their gentle whispers... my paperwhites are blooming now and they seemed like just the perfect touch for my little "gardener's" Christmas corner...


Remember when they looked like this...  just a couple of weeks ago?...  those are Jeanne D'Arc crocus just starting to peek up in my vintage sugar bowl...


For now...  I have the best of both Seasons... excited for Christmas... with just a bit of dreaming of my first blooms in Spring...  because that's what gardeners do, you know... 


Linking with my sweet gardening friend Tracie at Fish Tail Cottage for Natural Christmas decor this Tuesday...xoxo...  Julie Marie