Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas in My Heart, and in My Home

 

More snowmen have arrived, and have settled on
 the open shelving in the kitchen. I guess the crisp, 
white surroundings remind them of their homeland.

   
Surprisingly, the bunch before them chose greener 
pastures, completely unfazed by what spring may bring!


Still, others, stand on guard on the stairwell,


just in case a notorious kitty culprit, tries to
   sneak into the house via Santa's sack of goodies!

 

This will certainly not  reflect well on his 
already tarnished reputation.


 Besides being too preoccupied with P.R.'s pranks, 

 

 I have been preparing the house for Christmas,


 filling it with seasonal freshness, 


sunny streams of sweetness,


 and sentimental joy,


to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, 
and pray for peace, and goodwill to all.


We are blessed that Liberty is home for the holidays this year, and want to spend every precious moment that we can with her. Promise to pop around to you very soon, but until then, thank you for your lovely visits throughout the year. They are the kindest gifts, and I so appreciate them, and you! From our home to yours, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, filled with love, health, and happiness.


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55 comments:

  1. wow, poppy, love your christmas decoration and your kitty!!!!! merry christmas!!! hugs, angie from germany

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  2. Poppy,
    Every detail, every nook, each shelf and even your kitty are perfectly ready for Christmas!
    Enjoy your Christmas, dear Poppy!
    Merry Christmas!
    xo-
    Jemma

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  3. Your Christmas home looks so cute. I love the last picture as a Christmas card. Have a wonderful holiday. I am in Colorado now. Two have streph.

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  4. I love the pretty sleigh on your table and all the fresh greenery. Have a wonderful holiday week! Merry Christmas from Florida, Diane

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  5. Your home is so beautiful, Poppy! I love how you decorated the mirror and the staircase. And your kitchen has always been one of my favorites. How wonderful that Liberty is there with you this Christmas! Enjoy every precious moment. :-)

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  6. Your rooms are lovely, Poppy, thank you for these Christmas views.

    Merry Christmas to Liberty and to her mom and dad!

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  7. A very Happy Christmas Poppy. Your house looks very festive and ready for celebrating. Happy to hear Liberty is home and that you will all be together. Keep us apprised of Kitty's antics!! hee hee
    Helen xx

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your whole family Poppy. What a blessing that your daughter is spending time with you during the holidays. Thank you for your friendship all these years.

    Love,
    Aida

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  9. Hello Poppy, your home looks so festive. So many pretty decorations and it is nice to see your sweet PR is ready for Christmas too. I wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  10. Everything looks wonderful Poppy, so much love poured into this, just like all of your creative talents. Have a precious visit with Liberty and a joy filled Merry Christmas. Much Love~

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  11. Your Christmas decoration looks very cheerful, Poppy. Merry Christmas to you and to Prince Richard of course as well.
    Julia

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  12. Merry Christmas dear Poppy! I am so happy Liberty is able to be there with you.
    Much love and best wishes from this side of the pond!
    "See ' you in the new year!

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    1. I love that cute little bread box by the way:))

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  13. Have a great time! Love reading your poetry and seeing your photos!They bring sunshine to Northern Greece! Have a Merry Christmas! AriadnefromGreece!

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  14. Your home is so lovely all dressed up for Christmas, Poppy! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. So very pretty Poppy! We are currently down south but I had to stop in and say Merry Christmas to you and your family! I'm so happy you are able to spend this time with her. (((Hugs)))

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  16. Love the pictures of your home! Best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas!

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  17. How lovely to have your daughter home for Christmas. The best present ever! Have a wonderful holiday with your family, Poppy, and I'll look forward to reading more posts in the New Year. Your home is so pretty with all the festive touches. Merry Christmas!

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  18. I am sure that having Liberty home to celebrate the season is the best gift of all, Poppy! Enjoy every minute with her in your absolutely charming home...your kitchen is just dreamy, Christmastime or not!! Merry Christmas, dear friend! xo

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  19. Beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. xoxo

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  20. Everything is so pretty, and I love the shape of your fireplace and love your kitchen! Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed Christmas!

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  21. Your home is so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  22. I'm so glad to hear that Liberty has flown over to be with you this Christmas, I'm sure your heart is filled with joy, and you're having loads of fun.
    I've been a tad busy but I just wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas xx

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  23. Your Christmas decoration is lovely !
    Wishing happy, magical and peaceful Christmas to you and your loved ones !

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  24. Love your pretty colorful Christmas decor and the sweet white chair with pillow and shovel. Wishing you a Merry Christmas season!

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  25. I've been away blogs for too long. Merry Christmas to you, Poppy. I'm thrilled to hear that your daughter is able to be with you this year and hope your time together is very merry. (Your home is looking beautifully festive.)

    Karen

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  26. Poppy, Your home looks just beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  27. Merry Christmas, Poppy! Have a wonderful day with your loved ones.

    xo
    Claudia

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  28. Merry Christmas, dear Poppy!!!!! Your home decoration is so lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Enjoy the festive days and may the new year bring health, joy and love to you and yours!

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  29. oh poppy
    your best gift of all is time with your beloved liberty.
    i'm so happy for you it brings tears to my eyes.
    and you have created an enchanted home for her . . .
    there will be memories of this time for sure.
    love
    tam
    xo♥

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  30. Poppy Dear, it is just beautiful. The pops of red are like happy exclamation marks saying, "Christmas! Christmas! Welcome, St. Nick!" :-)

    Love the snowmen and all the decor. It made me smile.

    I hope your Christmas was perfect. I am a day late, but I still wanted to wish you all the joys of this blessed season.

    Love to you and yours,

    Sheila :-)

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  31. Happy holidays to all of you. Your home is lovely and festive. Snowmen always bring a bit of joy to a space. Our oldest comes home on January 4th. All the best for the new year, Tammy

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  32. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm so happy Liberty is able to be home with you to share the season!

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  33. So fresh and bright! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to a blessed 2015!

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  34. I love your happy Christmas decorations. I really liked the beautiful pictures of your kitchen. Happy new year to you!

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  35. Oh Poppy I had just read this this afternoon when the village lost power which took away lights and internet for a period of time (welcome to winter in The Mani, I guess). Your home is gorgeous and I can tell it is filled with love and laughter this year. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here are wishes for a Happy, Happy New Year! Thanks for being you~ hugs, Jackie

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  36. My dear Poppy your house is the most coloured Christmas decorated house I have ever seen! So bright, so cozy !!! Love, love, love your kitchen and your living room...My best wishes for a Happy New Year for you and your beloved people.
    Kisses, Christina

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  37. I know that you are enjoying the holidays with Liberty at home with you. My son that lives in North Carolina was home for Christmas along with his three brothers that live here in Ohio. It is a very Special Christmas when all of the children can be here. Your kitchen is a delightful vision of holiday cheer with all of the snowmen that are residing here and there on the shelves and on the stairwell. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

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  38. What a joy to have your daughter with you! May you enjoy every moment!

    Thank you also for contributing to the Art of Home-Making Mondays in 2014. Hope to see your fun and creative posts in 2015 :) Have a blessed new year!

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  39. So much Christmas cheer in your beautiful home all decorated for Christmas. Your kitchen is my favorite with all the white cabinets. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

    Judith

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  40. I Love everything about your charming Cottage <3 ! Especially all the color. So bright, cheerful and cozy! I would love to know What color paint you used on your hutch? I hope you have a Happy New Year! Debbi Saunders ... greenshutter@aol.com.

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  41. A very prosperous, positive and happy New Year with lots of good cheer and good health, warm wishes of well for you and your loves ones, family and friends! La multi ani! Happy new Year!

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  42. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Poppy - your home looks wonderful decorated for Christmas. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  43. I just had to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year! I have been thinking of you and Liberty and my heart has been so happy for you!
    Wishing you the very best, Poppy!
    hugs,
    Jemma

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  44. Lovely Christmas Decorations!!
    So happy for you to have your Daughter Home!!!
    I had both my Daughters and my Mom home for Christmas and I didn't want my day to end!!
    Happy New Year to You and to Yours!!

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  45. I love all your pops of red, Poppy. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and the New Year will bring you and your loved ones many sweet blessings, happiness, and good health.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  46. Happy and beautiful New Year Poppy:)) Beata

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  47. Poppy, my friend, I wanted to drop by and wish you a wonderfully Happy New Year!

    May it bring you blessings abundant and good health and prosperity and happiness!

    xoxoxo

    Sheila :-)

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  48. Happy New Year to you Poppy! Your home is always so lovely!

    This week at Friendship Friday I am honoring my Top 5 Commenters of 2014. Congratulations - you made the list!

    I could not find a Twitter account for you but if you have one, please send me your ID so I can tweet out the news as well! :-)

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  49. Love your kitchen, it is so warm and welcoming!

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  50. Everything looks so pretty Poppy! Love how you put kitty in Santa's bag...too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  51. Dear Poppy ~
    Happy, Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous holiday season. Can't believe it's 2015! Thanks for all of your lovely posts in 2014 - always a pleasure to visit.
    Warm greetings,
    L

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  52. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! Love the knick-knacks around the house. Enjoy your time with Liberty. I know how much you had been waiting for these days to have her around :)

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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