Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Feast



The Christmas season evokes sweet memories of childhood
and cozy, comfy thoughts...







On Saturday, we ate Thanksgiving leftovers at my sister 's home and immediately after...
we started planning our dinner menu for Christmas!
...this little blue antique book, "Christmas Feast" makes me smile!





About twenty years ago, my mother in law fashioned these hearts from antique fabrics for me ...I still love them.





As you pull out your decorations this season, I hope good memories of simpler days and happy times spent with family come to mind.
I am so grateful for the many cozy, comfy memories of Christmas' past spent with my family.
:)

24 comments:

Sylvia said...

Homemade gifts are the best, the memories last forever...

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura, we used to have the best Christmas's when we were young ( we still do now, as well).
But, as you say, they were much simpler times. There wasn't as much money around but we used to wake up to pillow cases filled and overflowing with inexpensive presents, but we loved each and everyone of them.
I love your blue gingham hearts, made all the more beautiful as your Mother-in-law made them. Like me, I know that you will enjoy the run up to Christmas. XXXX

Ange said...

I wonder sometimes if my children will have these same memories... In spite of reducing clutter and limiting gifts to birthdays and christmas, they still seem to have so much more than we did. That leaves little room for the thrill of anticipation and expectation...for they are my best memories of Christmas.
Along with the carols. France has little Christmas music (apart from Petit Papa Noel) so I have a wonderful job bringing out all the English carols and singing along with my 3 possums in the car. We normally don't stop until Easter! Enjoy your beautiful blue hearts
Ange

BonjourRomance said...

Reading this post brings back wonderful memories of perfect childhood Christmas holidays. Yes they were much simpler times but this has made me remember to be thankful for all the little things that make it special and to try to keep it simple!
The handmade hearts are adorable!

Theresa said...

I love the blue... but I have never seen that book. It makes me want to find it:) When I am bringing out my decorations, those memories appear and are soooo sweet! Have a blessed evening!

Lori said...

I love those little pillows ~ they are so sweet! They mean so much more when they were made with love for you.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Laura,
You have some lovely vintage treasures and blue is my color :) Those heart pillows are so special.
Love your vintage ornaments. You sure take great photos.
Deb :)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your pillows are so sweet. It is all the more special to have them a part of your Christmas each year filled with memories. I loved your vintage ornaments too.
Have a wonderful time digging through your piles of memories...
Sharon

June said...

Hi Laura,
Boy have I enjoyed your last two blue Christmas posts. I love blue for the season...something I haven't done before. You have wonderful ornaments in blue and I love the hearts and the little blue Christmas Feast book. I knew your holiday decor would be awesome!
Hugs,
June

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your beautiful homespun hearts. It gives this mother-in-law a great idea! Thank you, Laura.
xoxo
Donna

FILIGREE MOON said...

Such a cozy post! ~ Angela

Florence said...

Those blue quilt hearts brings lots of memories back to me, I too would make them from quilts and some old homespun fabrics, over the years I still have some in my stash. The Christmas Feast book looks very interesting. Florence

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Laura... precious memories... thanks for sharing them...the little hearts your mother~in~law made for you are adorable... Bisous... Julie Marie

Fete et Fleur said...

What beautfiful memories in blue! The hearts are to be treasured. A hand made Christmas is always the best. Love the book cover!

Nancy

BellaRosa said...

Laura, you have some of the loveliest things :) I love your pretty hearts that your MIL made for you, they are lovely. I do miss those days, I remember getting these tiny plastic penny dolls and stealing my moms match boxes & dumping them out to use as beds and toilet paper for the pillows and blankets...now they have electronic games where you dress the dolls and they move, what is the fun in that? I would much rather make my own doll clothes and imagine a world for them all on my own...and I wonder why my 13 yr old says I am as old as dirt...look at my memories...but to me they are the best :) Besos, Rose

Emma said...

Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog. I am very excited and completely overwhelmed! this christmas is going to be a special one for us...i cannot wait to decorate and to see all my lovely decorations again! xxx

jade said...

Dear Laura,
what a wonderful post.........and i love all your blue treasures!!!!!! Have a very lovely week,

Hugs Jade

Chrissy said...

Laura to this day,our grown kids still insist on using every last ornament we have collected over the years,our tree is one big tacky bugger(and I wouldn't have it any other way)Talk to you soon,Chrissy

trash talk said...

I always enjoy a good cry when going through my Christmas things. Seems like there is a memory (sweet or sad) attached to almost everything. Love the little doll. She is just precious.
Debbie

Zuzu said...

Here I go again... LOVED this post, Laura! The hearts are stuffed with love!
Enjoy your day,
Zuzu

Trouvais said...

Wonderful...at first I thought, how prescient your MIL was to make these 20 years ago...so "in style" now. But it's actually just great we're now appreciating our homespun roots. Trish

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I detect a lovely blue theme going on with you this Christmas. And I am LOVING it! Show us More!!!! ;-)
Anne

Lisa said...

Love these! You are having fun with your Christmas! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Rosemary said...

It's fun to recall Christmas from when we were young. Love the hearts too, and the book.
Have a great night Laura,
Rosemary