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December 18, 2006

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ArtsyMama

These are *gorgeous*!!! Wow, those colors make me so happy!!

amy h

Marie?? I'm in the Clara column.

I love the silverware and dishes you picked! A CB2 gift certificate wouldn't last long around here either.

Tempus fugit

I love these flowers !!! There are gorgeous !

Flibbertygibbet

Reminiscent of sugar plum fairies and boxes of bonbons. If they're going in your shop I'll have to cyber-camp out to get one (like the January sales)

Lilli

I too have been really looking forward to my break, which started 30 seconds after my last student left on Friday, and which will last until January when I resume teaching. I love my students, but I work really hard for them and I need some down time, some me-time.

Now it's time to really get into the Christmas spirit, do some wrapping etc.

Anyone want to see some vintage Christmas windows?.....

http://makemineblissful.blogspot.com/2006/12/blog-post_17.html

lwm

Love your site! A little corner of humor and inspiration all rolled into one. Thank you! :)
PS These look very much like italian bomboniere! They are in demand for weddings in the US.
http://www.confettipelino.com/site/epage/30427_552.htm

Lisa H.

So pretty, those flower pins!

patty

once again, thank you so much for the beautiful photos and words. i am living vicariously through your christmas and the ones in magazines this year due to family things going on, so i can't do my usual decorating, baking, craftiness and i miss it terribly. i will probably feel compelled to have a belated celebration next month or the one after, but it's hard to wait!

Jude

Love reading your blog. I hope you are feeling better at your house. I too am living vicariously through you in regards to home decoration as I am in the process of moving house - so can't put up decorations for a few more days - itching to do so! I am writing this at 3.30 am West Australian time because I am so excited about finishing moving I can't sleep!

Melissa Lowry

Oh my lord, those fleurs are fab. I could just eat those up.

claire

Those look like fairy flowers! Have fun on your playdates. Be a good girl and get you work done!

geek+nerd

Hi Alicia, I thought that you might like to know a little tidbit of dance history about the Clara/Marie names. The main character's name in the original story was named Marie. Marie had a little doll that she carried around named Clara. Now the original story was written in German and a ditzy translator got a hold of it and hey presto! Marie became Clara and Clara became Marie. Clara has stuck as the main characters name in many ballet companies all over the world, but a few traditional companies have desperately tried to resurrect the name Marie. But I'm in the Clara boat as well! Tradition shmadition - I think it's a prettier name!

Beth

beautiful little flowers. Wish mine looked that good when they came up : ) Can you come plant some in my front flower bed? lol

I know what you mean about busy. I can't get my head above water lately... mainly due to work. Not home. I have a couple of projects going on at home and cannot wait for next week.. a whole week off to craft and play!

Alicia A.

The fluttery flowers are stunning!

Casey

Those flowers are so GORGEOUS! I can totally see the Marie Antoinette influence, and I think you really captured the feeling of that era's luscious fabrics well. :) Beautiful eye candy for Monday. Thank you for sharing. ;)

Melanie

Just wanted to let you know my friends and I headed up from Corvallis to Portland for the weekend and on your suggestion stopped into Monticello...lovely! We'll be back!!

Zabrina

By this time of the year a lot of us get really tired...get well soon.
Love these flowers and those delicious cookies!!!!

sarah

Oh your frosty flowers are so delightful, I can't wait to see Marie Antoinette!

melissa f.

gosh, the comment just flew out of my head.

save to say that paul doesn't think we're cutlery twins after all. i think he's wrong, so we might have to have a showdown.

carolyn

Have a fun play time.

Karin

I LOVE those flowers. The color combination is perfection. I have a love/hate relationship with receiving gift certificates to place where I covet the merchandise yet normally do not shop. I received a gift certificate for Crate & Barrel for a housewarming gift. I held on to it for 1 year before finally being forced by my husband to spend it. I think I love holding on to the potential of a purchase moreso than the actual purchase.

Wishing you a very RELAXING Christmas!

neihgbor em

i'm so inspired by all your beautiful rosette-type embellishments, these are just beautiful. also love your choice in silverware. i, too, have the clara/marie complex. merry christmas!

beth maher

I love your aesthetic sensability!
Marie Antoinette is one of my (new) favourites. So much pink, and turquoise, and pastels, and whimsy - I can see why you like it, actually. It's a very rosy/posie aesthetic.

jenny holiday

Perfect in every way!!! I see them cascading down a fondant covered tiered confection!! Ohh Love them!!

xoxo Jenny

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