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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Spirit Of Christmas Past



"Christmas children live in a Christmas daydream Waiting for the magic to unfold Wondrous things to eat Every Christmas treat Rich or not the Christmas pot of gold Hypnotizes children young and old."

Leslie Bricusse




Above, beautiful ceramic Santa charms by Kiyoi Design and amazing silver tipped urchin spacers by Tom Gronwall of The Jewel Weaver.  These stunners mimic vintage mercury glass and when I saw the old fashioned father Christmas I knew they would make a wonderful match! I've had them in my bead box for a while waiting for the right time.

Below, again, ceramic charms by Kiyoi Design.  The wonderful holly accent beads are by Susan Kennedy of SueBeads. The shape, size and pattern were exactly what was needed!  Whimsical, but sophisticated.






Thinking of Christmases past, I'm a total puddle of mush this time of year.  I miss my grandparents so much that my eyes well up with tears at the very thought of the wonderful memories they have given me.  What I wouldn't give for just one more...

John and Charlotte 1938



Wishing you all the magic of the season!

Loralee xo

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing Loralee. Lovely Christmas post and lovely earrings. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and marvelous 2018.

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    1. Thank you, Janine! Same to you and yours xo

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  2. Beautiful post Loralee and love your earrings as always. Merry Christmas 🎄❤️❤️❤️

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  3. Beautiful earrings and beautiful photos. The photos look like vintage Christmas cards. Spectacular.

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  4. As ever, you never fail to wow. The beads in your stash are magnificent because you have a keen eye for all these unique and beautiful. But the way you combine them - and photograph them - take them over the top. Beautiful photo of your dear grandparents. So much love can be sensed between them. Enjoy the day, Miss Loralee! Erin xo

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    1. Awww, thank you, my sweet and talented friend! xoxo Merry Christmas!!

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  5. How beautiful! I miss my grandparents as well. Merry Christmas Loralee!

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    1. Awww,thank you! xo Merry Christmas to you as well!!

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    1. Thank you, Vincent! Merry Christmas, to you and yours <3

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  7. Loralee, you simply nail it each and every time. Your work comes from your very soul. It is honest, sincere, never contrived. And I get your puddle of mush; I still miss my mother every single day. She WAS Christmas, at least Christmas Eve, and it's something I don't enjoy yet. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Loralee. Wrap your heart around a memory and send it off to them. They know. <3

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  9. Thank you for sharing. Really I love Christmas post and beautiful earrings. Jewelry News

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  10. Loralee - these ARE Christmas! Every bit of magic. I have such memories of my own grandmothers last Christmas - I had bought her Johnny Mathis' record When a Child is Born. I was about 3 weeks pregnant with my daughter,and told Gran I was naming her Sarah after her if she was a girl (which she was). She went to bed happy as Larry on the 27th Dec and just didn't wake up for her cup of tea next morning. A good way to go x

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