December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas


to you and your loved ones

dear friends!

Thank you for stopping by my blog all the year round and leaving so many wonderful comments! I’m very happy to be connected with so many sweet people around the world!

I’m sharing some more gifts I had the pleasure to find in MARIE’s beautiful advent calendar packages. I love that adorable charm she made for me and the little glass jar filled with buttons.


charm and  buttons

A tiny pair of pink shoes. They are only 7/8” long. Aren’t they cute? I would like to use them to make a piece of jewelry next year.

pink shoes

All kinds of great treasures to use in my creations. What fun :-)!

Thanks again, dear MARIE !



I’m off now to the kitchen to prepare a gingerbread cream as dessert for tonight. Yummy!





to all of you!

Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

I wish you love, good health, luck and happiness for 2011!

Thank you for making this year such a wonderful year of blogging for me!

Sending you Christmas hugs and love,




Draffin Bears said...

Merry Christmas, sweet friend.
It has been so lovely to get to know you.
Hope that you have a wonderful Festive season and holidays and wishing you love, joy and peace.


Tina said...

Merry Christmas Dear Julia.
I hope you´ll have a wonderful and peaceful holiday filled with love and joy.
XO Tina

Martina said...

Ein wunderschönes, gesegnetes Fest mit Allem was dazugehört, liebe Julia und ein tolles, kreatives neues Jahr.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Julia,
love you little houses.Wishing you
and your hubby a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.
Hope you had fun opening the last package:)
Big hugs my friend,

Anonymous said...

Julia, I'm so happy to have met you this year! Wishing you Christmas merriment and blessings!

Angela Richardson said...

Merry Christmas Julia.
Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog.

Unknown said...

joyeux noel to you as well!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I thought I recognized those mini shoes! I have a pair just like those and many others from Sylvia!

Whishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Merry Christmas to you and you family!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Dear Julia.
I hope you have a safe and wonderful day! And a white one!
Christmas Blessings! Karen

marie said...

Happy Christmas Julia!
Have a wonderful day.

Enjoy all your sweet treasures...what fun you'll have with them.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your swap with Marie is amazing! What sweet packages filled with so many wonderful treasures. Merry Christmas to you and yours and all the best for the New Year. Tammy

Carole said...

Thank you for all the kindness that you have bestowed on me in the past year. You are just a sweet friend and it has been a pleasure to have gotten to know you even better.
Wishing you happiness in the new year and
Merry Christmas.

Carole the beautiful charms and little shoes.

June said...

Hi Julia,
Marie has sent you such lovely things, and I know that you must adore them.
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a year filled with Joy and Love and Hope!
hugs to you from here...

Les Cotrions said...

Gorgeous photos to wish happy holidays!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Julia and a wonderful new year for you all!
Warm hugs

The Rustic Victorian said...

Merry Christmas Julia! Lovely posts and treasures!


Merry Christmas Julia. I have enjoying reading your blog this year. It is lovely. Hugs Judy

Sea Gypsy said...

Merry Christmas!

Karen Valentine said...

Merry Christmas to and all your loved ones Julia!!!

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas Julia! And a very Happy New Year! xoxoxoxo Rhonda

Hearts Turned said...

Such a lovely post, Julia--as always!

Thank-you for all the joy and beauty you bring to us all in blogland...I always know I'll be inspired when I visit you...and thank-you for all your kind visits to me...

Wishing you and your family a most wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year, my friend!

With love,


Marge said...

So many beautiful things!!
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos and ideas with us!
It was nice to find you recently!:)
I wish you and your family HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011!!

Warm greetings, Marge

Guriana said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
with love from Poland:))

Vintage Market Place said...

Merry Christmas,
your blog is one of my favs and always is so inspiring to view.
You share some lovely things with us out here in blogland
so thanks goes to you.

Cassandra said...

Such inspiring lovely photos!

Just thought I would stop by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Holidays

Pysselpalatset said...

Hi, thanks fore the nice Christmas-wish. I´l great you and wisch you a happy new year.. From J in sweden

Alexandra said...

Julia ... VIELEN DANK!!! Ich hoffe du hattest erholsame Tage. Bei uns war es wie immer etwas anstrengend und ich bin froh dass Weihnachten nun vorbei ist.
Liebe Grüße Alexandra

LiLi M. said...

Alas...I'm a little too late to return your Merry Christmas wishes. I put my computer off on December 24th and had a swell time, I hope you enjoyed your days too.
And now we are heading for 2011 . Thanks for your wonderful wishes for the new year. I'm wishing you the same and a very creative and happy blogging year too!

Anonymous said...

Julia, thank you for your sweet comments about my Christmas quilt. I know what you mean about hand quilting over lots of seams! Ouch!
Good luck finishing it! It will truly be an heirloom!
Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Hallo meine liebe Julia,-
I hope your christmas was joyfull, and happy,dear-
I can see you have really had wonderfull and special things from dear Marie- and I love your little white house, in the background, Julia.
I`m so happy for the year we have had together, and wishes you and me, many more lovely blog comments, and talks together next year.
Love from me, and kys,kys,kys og knus, --Dorthe

Angela Richardson said...

Hi Julia,
Thanks for all your comments. I'm not sure if you got the whole post about the giveaway when you stopped by today.
Have fun for the rest of the holiday,
Smiles, Angela.

Lisa said...

Hi sweetie,
I'm so late in wishing you a Merry Christmas, but a few days early for a Happy New Year. I hope your holiday has been awesome so far. It's been sheer craziness in Texas! Santa was very good to my kids so our house looks like a bomb went off. The weather is cold but no snow. Are you getting out much? I love the swap you did with Marie, what a great idea. Every year I say I'm going to make an advent calendar, but never do. This is beautiful. Lisa

Garden Cats + Crafts said...

Warum bleibt mir hier auf Deinem schönen Blog nur immer der Mund offen stehen? ;-).
Liebe Julia, Dir und Deinen Lieben wünsche ich ein gesundes und glückliches neues Jahr. Bedanken möchte ich mich ganz herzlich auch für Deine lieben Kommentare.
Herzliche Grüße

Minna Perälä said...

Oh what a beautiful little gifts have you got! You are very fortunate :-)

Happy New Year my dear blogfriend in far-away-land!!!

Hugs, Minnamarika

LiLi M. said...

Happy, healthy, thrifty and creative New Year to you Julia! Let's hope that 2011 is even a better blogging year than 2010!

Susan deGeneres said...

Happy New Year, dear Julia. I hope 2011 is filled with love, laughter, beauty and creativity. Your work is some of the most beautiful I've seen and your blog has become one of my favorites to visit.


Jane said...

Such wonderful treasures!! Blogland friends are so generous!!
Happy New Year to you too! I have really enjoyed following you this year.

The Tin Rabbit said...

A belated Merry CHristmas and a very Happy New and Beautiful year!

Anonymous said...

A happy 2011 for you!
I just discover your beautifull blog, i'm gonna follow :)
Greetings from Belgium,

Anneke said...

i wish you a wonderful , creative and happy 2011, so that we will enjoy our blogging and swapping like last year.
your photos showing us wonderful vintage things.
have a nice week and a hug from harderwijk

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Just stopped by to wish you a happy new year and may it be filled with much love, joy, good health and many blessings.
It has been lovely to get to know you through your blog, thank you for your friendship.

Hugs from NZ

My Creative House said...

Happy New Year dear Julia, so many wonderful treasures you have received.
Hugs Anni

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are all so lovely! what a treat to see! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year to you! May 2011 be filled with many blessings!

Rostrose said...

Liebstige Julia, das sind ja wieder einmal unfassbar-traumhafte Dinge, die du uns zeigst - aber wer außer dir würde sich solche Schätzchen wohl sonst noch in diesem Ausmaß verdienen!?!!!! Ich wollte dir (und Cecil ;o)) auch noch herzlichen Dank für deine / eure lieben Glückwünsche sagen! Ich wünsche dir und den Deinen (mit 2 und 4 Beinen und mit zerfransten und nicht-zerfransten Öhrchen) das Allerallerbeste fürs Neue Jahr!
Viele Küschelbüschel und auf bald, Traude

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Dear Julia. Sorry I have not visited before now to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Adorable gifts from Marie, those shoes are precious. Have a great week. Wishes. Lynne M

Marge said...

Thank you Julia for taking part in my giwe away!:)

You are so sweet blogfriend!<3