Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Spirit. Deer. Dogs. Decor

The Spirit of Christmas Abounds

Sweet Sweet Girl

~ The fairy and the swan ~
{ 'twould be a great book title }

Are you giggling like I am?
{thanks Jeanne for coming over in these.... where can I get some?!?!}

~ Our Christmas stockings this year, vintage 60's long haired boots ~

~ My buddy who always wants to be in the photos ~

~ Whimsical studio deer ~


Even though I started early, at least with decor,
I have 2 weeks worth of work to fit into one.

And yet I sit here blogging.

because I had to wish you a
Merry Christmas !

~ May the beauty of this holy season fill your heart with wonder ~

How silently, how silently,
The wondrous gift is giv'n!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of his heav'n.
No ear may hear his coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.

(3rd verse of  'O Little Town of Bethlehem')

~ Violet ~


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Violet,
What a sweet child! Beautiful post, your home is filled with joy.
Thank you so much for visiting.
Merry Christmas!

VM Creation Atelier said...

Hello dear Violet!
Merry Christmas to you:)
I've enjoyed your post really much!
I am beyond glad to meet your blog via Anita's magical place : Castels Croon & Cottages ....
I am very impressed about your paintings,like your style to paint,SO lightly and lively!!!
My warm greetings from Holland,

Seawashed Living said...

Those 60's long haired boots are impressive. So unique! Definetly at home in an artists dwelling. Blessings of merriment to you and yours. xxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


OK, this is what I've been waiting for! Where do I start...ok, that dear with the branches. YES. YES! Wasn't it just FUN to find the head and then adorn it with that FUR and the branches? I love the natural colors of it and the texture of the branches. Just gorgeous my friend. Then there are the wreaths around the house, on the doors, on the other deer (lovely, love find for your studio!) and the sweet light is that darling girl! Does she ever have a magical place to stay! Then there is Drifter and Miss THING...teeehee...she looks so comfortable on that comfy couch with the greenery in the background.

Violet, you create JOY. Thank you for another year of exciting creativity, faithful friendship and inspiration that doesn't quit.

Now to let me loose after tomorrow! I CAN'T WAIT to paint my beams and take some photos.

Have a magical evening my friend. Anita

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

My eyes danced in joy seeing your wonderful photographs. Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas filled with wonder and love. Hey Violet I love the long furred boots!

Privet and Holly said...

Merry Christmas, Violet!
I enjoyed this peek into your
holiday world ~ beautiful!

And I love the closing hymn
in your post. Our turbulent
world is truly in need of the
Lord's calming touch right
now, isn't it?

Wishing you abundant joy
and many special moments
for the holidays and 2015.

xo Suzanne

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

LOVE! Merry, merry to you and yours, Violet!

A Joyful Cottage said...

What you shared is magical. I fully expect to see the fairy and swan come to life. Merry Christmas to you and your family. ~ Nancy

Palomasea said...

Merry Christmas dear Violet! What beauty and fun you have shared with us....
Wishing you much love and many blessings!

Createology said...

I am late to your party however I am enchanted with your decor. I love your "unexpected" touches. Merry Christmas Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2015...

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Everything looks perfect, I hope you had a wonderful time. Merry Christmas wishes to you always...I hope the New Year is bliss for you :) Xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And how I LOVE to see your home in photos my friend, for I long to visit you to see face to face, the heart with whom I've been corresponding for almost seven years. Thank you for coming over last night; I'll be back in EMAIL!!!!