Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bound by Joy

I have acquired the full Anne of Green Gables series, in the cheery floral hardcover glory that is the Tundra Books edition! To close this delightful year of 2017, here's an excerpt from Lucy Maud Montgomery's diary on Tuesday December 31st, 1889. "Well, journal, this is the last day of the old year. to-night we will say farewell to '89, with all its record of joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, and bid the New Year welcome. God grant that it may never record unfulfilled aspirations, unsatisfied longings, or ungathered flowers. Good-bye, dear old year. You have been on the whole a very happy one for me." 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Swing Dance Book

I'm devouring this book about Swing. It goes over the origins of the Charleston to various forms of Swing, complete with style and music info, dance tutorials, and excellent vintage and contemporary photographs of people swingin'! It makes me want to leap up and start dancing while reading (which I may have done)!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Plaid & Peace

"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." Luke 2:14

Friday, December 22, 2017

O Christmas Tree

I love to snuggle under the pastel glow of a shiny brite filled Christmas tree and ponder, as the song goes:
"O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


I see festive potential in this pile of bakeware! The shine and patina of the silver starbursts, swirls, and scallops...think wreaths, reflectors, candle holders, and ornaments.  

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Crown Jars

I love these crown jars, with their pressed glass crown logo and zinc patina lids. Hot chocolate mix, anyone?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Nordic Sweater

I have been on the hunt for a black and white Nordic sweater for years and this $5 beauty jumped off the thrift store rack at me the other day! The red collar makes it extra mid-century ski outfit-esque.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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