Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last WW of 09

Had some extra Christmas baubles rolling around on my studio desk and decided to pop them up on the gates in my hallway. Prior posts show these gates showcasing darling daughter's black and white photography. With no thought to placement or design I just hung them here and there and then stood back and snapped away. I am sure I will fiddle around with the display over the next few days and probably add some more trinkets as I come across them. A very flat Christmas tree. If you're counting, that is No 9 in the house this year.

My annual Care package today from cousin Cindi in Pittsburgh. I am an original Western PA gal myself, and those of you from that area are quite familiar with "chipped ham". Usually heated in barbecue sauce and served on a soft bun, but my absolute favorite is on cheap white bread with Ketchup (Heinz) of course. Cannot be found anywhere else in the US except in a small area where people still say "yunz". My heart strings are still pulled back to that area, the most beautiful country ever. Latrobe was home to me, the Steeler's training camp, Mr. Rogers and Rolling Rock. Mr. Rogers is gone and Rolling Rock is no longer really Rolling Rock and no longer brewed there. :-(. I think the bottles are still fibbing about it however.

I am thrilled by this sweet act of kindness each year and for just a minute I am 6, plopped on the back stoop, with an icy cold glass of milk and a stacked "sand witch" of chipped ham.

Thank you dear Cousin.

From my heart to your home- a very blessed Holiday to you all. See you next week.



www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

THAT is by far my favorite flat Christmas tree ever!!!!!!Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

June said...

Hi Suzan!
I LOVE those gates!!! The way you have them adorned is amazing. There are so many lovelies hanging from them. What I wouldn't give to come and hang out at your house! It really is beautiful.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have great week ahead.
I hope to just sit around and do absolutely nothing!

Carol said...

Hi Suzan,

I've just stumbled over your blog and wow I'm fascinated so I stayed for a long while because I feel right at home here. It's so nice to meet you!

I'm from Germany and have the feeling that you are a kindred soul, I just love your style!

Your flat Christmas tree is so very adorable and so are all the treasures you put on it!

I've bookmarked your blog and will sure be back often.

Sending you my warmest wishes for a wonderful and creative new year!

Carola ~*~

Sandi said...

I found you through June @ Laughing with angels and what a lovely site you have. Love all your items on the gate and all your whites in the previous post. I will be back!!

Anonymous said...

I've come her via June's lovely post about her gift from you! They were so dreamy I had to see where it all begins and I'm so happy I did! I create paper crafts that are greatly inspired by vintage beauties and a visit here would certainly fill that craving. Needless to say, I've become a follower and can't wait to visit here often. Happy New Year!


aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Suzan:
How beautiful the gates are!!!
I just came from June's blog and had to say I love the bed spring Angel is totally awesome. You are so creative~~~I am in awe of her.
I shall continue coming to visit and will come to your Etsy shop once you reopen.
Enjoy the coming New Year

Connie said...

I came over from June's Laughing with Angels and am glad I did, sugar!! I have 2 of those old gates in my home. I took one down recently as I was getting tired of looking at it on my plant shelf and put up an urn that actually I posted on my blog today. I still have one up on the other plant shelf with hubby's stuff on it—gotta give him SOME space in this chick house, but you've given me some great ideas for the one I took down. Just have to figure out where to put it, sweetpea! Darling blog and I'll be back after I add you to my Google Reader, chickee...

Rita said...

Thank you Suzan for the instructions on how to make the roses. I am getting ready for a show and wanted to add roses to a skirt for my dress form "Bella". I will send you peeks when I am done. Thank you again and Happy New Year. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hi Suzan...I'm Susie! I, also, just found your blog via June. What an awesome gift assortment you sent her....WOW! Love all your stuff and look forward to many more visits.

Hope the New Year brings lots of blessings!


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Suzan,
I had your blog on my favorites back when WW was new but don't know what happened??? must have gotten a bad link cuz I wasn't able to get back. So glad June did a post about you so I could visit again. Love everything I see. I recognize an angel that I have too. Love your style!
Happy New Year,

maryboys said...

i just wandered over here from june's blog - it's nice to meet you:) i see a lot of beautiful things in these photos - just lovely...