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"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" Charles Dickens

It begins...this Christmas season...I love Charles Dickens, my favorite author..but most especially at Christmas, as he weaves his way through the lives of the simplest people...all just striving to make the season bright for family and friends...He reminds us of the days leading up to that Big Day..and the importance of helping each other out..

So as you move through this month thinking of plum pudding, Christmas caroling, perhaps a bit of snow falling on a dark winter's day...and Cherub's waiting...remember to take some time by the fire, have a cup of tea in your best china cup and think about all the gifts you already the spirit of this month...I send you good thoughts and much energy...and perhaps, if your really good, you to will hear those bells jingling late in the night on Christmas Eve...

Enjoy every moment...


Linking up to Texture Tuesday...above photo textured with KK Monterey

Also linking to Be Still #26



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Reader Comments (16)

Your words are just magical Cheryl! Reading them just took me back to my childhood memories and those mornings waking up to "see what Santa had brought" ...truly magical times. We didn't have a fireplace with chimney for Santa, but we believed all the same. I'll join you and your little snowman, and maybe Santa will come for tea and Christmas cookies, by the fireplace. We'll chat, and enjoy the season and watch through the window as the snow falls in MA. xx

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly

Thank you Beverly...your one of those gifts I speak about...enjoy the season...and know that we already take tea together...even though we are miles and miles apart...

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercheryl c.

Such a pretty image - i love the light and the colors in your picture. Lovely post too!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Yes it truly all begins, love your words here Cheryl and oh my that image is just stunning with that DoF

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Hurst

Beautiful image and post. I think I'll go and make a tea right now.

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan W

Cheryl, Reading your post today was like reading a letter from a treasured friend. You have a way with words that immediately puts people at ease and encourages all to feel loved and welcome. Seems we are on the same page today - many of us posted images of cups of tea and shared our desire to slow down and enjoy the season. Thanks so much for reminding me to look up the writing of Charles Dickens - something special to enjoy this season. Over the last few years, it's become harder for me to find that childlike joy, but this year I have my heart in the right place and kind words like yours are a great encouragement. Love your picture, too!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Beautiful words to match that beautiful still life!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGail O

I've really enjoyed your happy and joyous post, Cheryl! :)

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKia

I'm drinking it all in with your wonderful post and special visitors.
I'll be back!
Save a seat for me, please!
And don't forget your "tinsel" this year!
Hope you're enjoying the advent calendar!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAntoinette

Love the perspective. Always love coming for a visit!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiana foster

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Cheryl and a great upcoming Holiday season!

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Thomas

You hit the nail on the head with your words and your images. Happy Christmas to you also.

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

oh, I'm good, so they'll be jingling…… LOL
Perfect shot, so subtle and everyday-ish yet artful.

December 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxi

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..I love Dickens too.

December 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn G.

You all are so lovely for stopping by and visiting. That's really what the holidays are all about. Good friends checking in with each other. Nth and you so much.

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

As always Cheryl, beautiful thoughtful words and image. Much love.

December 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterViv

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