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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Cottage Card Inspirations

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art.  Can you believe Christmas is two weeks way?   I bet you have been as busy as I have.  Today I am putting on final touches to my gift basket for a Christmas basket exchange.  I baked gingerbread and snow melt cookies and cranberry/orange bread.

Bentley, my studio assistant is waiting at the front door for you to come into our kitchen and relax with your tea and gingerbread cookies.

                             I am also including these Christmas plates in my basket.

Also enclosing these charming little jars of French jam - I just love the red check lids and they make great containers to store things in after the jam is gone.

This year I painted my own Christmas card - let's look at a few subjects in my garden and I will show you the one that ended up on my card!!!!

I decided to paint our red front door and add Bentley waiting to greet you and wish you and your family warm wishes and a Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year.

Dear Readers I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for visiting my blog this year and for your wonderful comments, e-mails, and to those of you who follow my blog.  I read each and every comment and cherish that you have taken time to leave me comments and read and follow my blog.

I will be taking a little blog break to spend time with my family and friends and will be back after Christmas to share Winter White with you.

Blessings, Erin

"And the angel said to them - do not be afraid I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people." Luke: 2


Heirloom treasures said...

Erin,as I always do,I so enjoyed looking at your lovely home and garden again. Bentley is gorgeous,so quiet and loves to pose for you. The card is lovely. I love the red door. Merry Christmas and do have a lovely time with your family xx

Anonymous said...

Erin, just beautiful! I love to see what you do. :) Merry Christmas.

Ruth Welter said...

Erin, have a wonderful holiday. I absolutely love the card, adorable. Bentley is so cute in the version you painted.

Happy, happy holidays.


Betty said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful and someone is going to be so lucky to get such a beautiful basket full of things from you.

Betty said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful and someone is going to be so lucky to get such a beautiful basket full of things from you.

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Erin-- your holiday cottage is so very lovely!! It's just so charming. I absolutely LOVE your beautiful Christmas card-- so perfectly you!

Have the happiest of holidays dear Erin--

Marlynne said...

Oh how Charming! Loved seeing the pictures inside your home too! Love it!! Your Christmas Card is delightful! Oh how neat for the lucky folks who get one! from Marlynne

Jenelle Van de Mortel said...

Your home is one of my favorite places to be! The Christmas decorations are gorgeous!!