Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry & Bright!

Hi all.
I'm sure you are very busy these last few days before Christmas.
I was taking a little break the other day, and I was going through my Merry & Bright book. It's put out by Country Living. If you haven't seen it, it's a really good one. It has beautiful ideas, and photographs for the season.
I tried to recreate the cover a bit, with my old bottles and vintage ornaments, and mercury glass beads.
I really enjoy looking at this book over and over.
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!!
We are invited to a holiday party tonight. Hope you have wonderful plans too!!
Chat again soon.


Andrea said...

Merry Christmas!

Lenore said...

I have not seen Merry & Bright before but the cover is fabulous.
Love your re-creation of that photo.
Merry Christmas

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

that looks like a lovely book and I love what you have recreated on your mantle.

Merry Christmas to you and yours,

Kim said...

I love that book & I love your interpretation of the cover! Beautiful. If I'm not in touch before then, Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Laura said...

i love that book too! ...In is sitting right here on my bedside table...haven't had a chance to try out that idea yet...yours came out fabulous! Warm wishes, Laura

Preppy Mama said...

Love it! So pretty. I will have to check that book out!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Ha ha, I'm done with Xmas here, dearie!!! On to Valentine's!!! Of course, if I had a precious grandbaby I might not be so ready to rush through Christmas!!

Love those old-fashioned vignettes you created.

Simply Me Art said...

Those look Beautiful! I hope you are Enjoying the Season. Have a Wonderful Week, xo Jamie

Sammy Girl said...

Rosemary! I just read this magazine/book within the last two weeks and you did a GREAT job recreating the beautiful cover.
I am hoping to get caught up reading posts ... and having a giveaway if you are interested ...
Have a great holiday season!
Hugs -- Betty :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Rosemary,
Oh how the beauty never ends and I am loving it that way. Your style is marvelous and thank you for giving me such a great year. Your art, but mostly your sweet friendship are dear to me. Merry and bright is my life, thanks to the kindness of people like you. Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hey Rosemary! So good to see you come by; this is a busy, fun time and you took time out to come over for a cup of tea....I bet you are going to just flop down on the couch somewhere after all of the festivities are over! What do you have planned next for projects? It has been a great year, Rosemary. Thanks for being a great friend. Your art and energy are an inspiration! BONNE FÊTE! Anita said...

I have that book and you are right it is a very nice book. You did a great job with your decorating too. Hope your party was fun.
Merry Christmas!!!
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Margo said...

That looks beautiful and would be so easy to do. thanks for the idea.
Merry Christmas to you too.