Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Time for reflection~♥The fairy lights do that to me..and the tree~


It's the little things ...you know..



Things..precious things you had as a child..





Things bought on trips that then reminded you of someone..





Things you have had forever that remind you of a newly found Instagrammer that inspires you




A quirky funny ornament..that make you think..maybe you were born to be wild



Ornaments from my darling daughters



Ornaments from clients you had



Many ornaments from long time pen pals...  two peas in a pot



Ornaments I made to make my girls happy and to make  $$  at craft sales..
LOL times have changed



Ornaments that represent passions..




Ornaments commemorating the best of the best years



To remember yrs gone by.. 45..with Jacques..started in -73



Yes my favorite people call me by this name




More passions..stitching..



Bloggers near and far..some lost some found




Laughter




It's the little things..you know.♥ 








Keep them all so close to you~The THOUGHTS that go with the things..


Monique,xx


56 comments:

  1. Every one of them so precious! I decorate the tree likewise--full of warm memories. Love the "Grandma's 1st Christmas"! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you!!!I bet your tree is beautiful🌟Merry Christmas to you also!

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  2. Dearest Monique, as well as you, I keep little things meaning a lot.
    For a long time I used to call you Nana. I was right, wasn’t I?
    Merry Christmas, dear Nana!
    Wish you a very happy 2019

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    1. Le meilleur de tous les mondes pour vous Nina en 2019 et un Joyeux Noel:)

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  3. Yes! Ornaments are like old friends we get together with once a year. Reminders of dear people, present and past. I admire the trees done up with a single color, but they have the soul of a department store--all eye candy and no heart. I prefer my uncoordinated tree with sentimental decorations like yours.
    That last photo is great. What a time capsule!

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    1. Lol you're right she's an antique herself ;)
      I agree wholeheartedly with everything you said..Meilleurs voeux !

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  4. What a dear post, Monique! It is definitely the little things that mean so much and you have many meaningful things ♥ Family, friendships and sweet memories. I love the picture of little Monique next to her doll bed! She's still a sweet girl :)

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    1. She gets so sentimental and teary eyed this time of year..Not in public really and if I do I turn around.
      Have a great day Pea!

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  5. Love the Eiffel Tower ornament. But they all have meaning I am sure. Your warm memories shine through. Merry Christmas dear Monique. Love the look in your eyes as a child.

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    1. I do too..would it not be wonderful to be that child just one more time if only for one moment?I had it all..right there.
      The canopy..the tinsel..the faux fireplace..shiny Mary Janes..♥
      Happy Holidays Penny!

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  6. Merry Christmas Monique! I love your tree decorated with mementos of christmas past and present.

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  7. Quelle melange!
    We used to put iced gingerbread cookies on the tree...naturally my favorite thing

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  8. Lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Barb! Have a nice day..little gloom day here..I wish it would snow..or that the sun would shine;)

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  9. Oh my....I need to wipe my eyes...this brought tears....🥰
    Lovely lovely post....thank you!
    You make my heart lighter❤️
    Merriest Christmas my dear...you look the same now, as you did then...lucky,lucky you...
    😘

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    1. You made me smile..lol I look my age ..a senior citizen very very soon.Boggles my mind..
      I saw an interesting IG post tonight..a great pic with a reflection with the caption would you go back to the past or go to the future?
      You better get your card or I am calling Canada Post🙁Have a great day tomorrow!

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  10. Very beautiful! So many sweet memories. XOXO

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  11. I enjoy walking down memory lane each year when I put the ornaments on the tree.
    Over 50 years of Blessings :-)
    Your tree is beautiful!

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    1. Merci Debbie:) I know you do and I know how dear so many thoughts are to you!

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  12. Found you at Jeannie;s......glad I did. Your photos are so very beautiful....and it is so special that you incorporate such lovely memories on your tree.

    Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo..How unique and nice is that Jeanie?So real:) So refreshing!
      Have a great day and Happy Holidays!

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  13. So many wonderful memories Monique. Such beautiful photos and a gorgeous tree. Love all those felt ornaments. Did you make them? Have a wonderful holiday with family. Many blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you:)
      I made many of them but not all..friends through the years and their nimble fingers and some were puchased i.e. Mr and Mrs Fox..
      For a number of years I have loved making the ornaments from the patterns I buy here...

      https://aliciapaulson.com/collections/ornament-patterns


      I have not bought the kits.I by the PDF files that she sends.3 to a kit.I only have the Winter Cabin set left to do.
      They are well explained and they feel so good to do.:)
      I started by making 3 sets of each..a set for each of our daughters and one for me..Then I added one or two for gifts.
      If you like stitching you might really enjoy making these.

      Winter Girl ornament pdf was bought on Etsy Mimi Kirchner.
      Each develop their own personalities:)
      Many Blessings to you and to all of us.
      That would be so wonderful♥

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  14. Like many of your posts, I save them till I have the time, the peace, the quiet, the very perfect moment to sink in and savor every photo, every beautiful word, every thought behind those words. This post -- oh, what a gem. The memories you have, the way the tree represents all those passions and people that matter -- I so understand and I love every bit of it. Merriest to you. I know it will be a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Jeanie.. the Christmas Princess:) I think you know how much I enjoyed seeing your heartfelt holiday decor and vintage pics.
      So genuine..so wam and cozy.
      Never change okay?
      Nevah eh?:)

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  15. Dearest Monique,
    So very true, we collected precious memories for Christmas decoration from loved ones that no longer are with us over the years.
    Yet the memories tell their stories.
    Wishing you a lovely anticipation of a Merry Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  16. Wow, I just went back in time and whole my child days were just like yours. Glad to see this post. Thanks.

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  17. Oh my god, I need to wipe my eyes, nostalgic 100%...
    You make my heart lighter. Thanks.
    May god bless you !!!

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  18. Oh, what a gem. The memories you have, the way the tree represents all those passions and people that matter -- I so understand and I love every bit of it. Merriest to you. I know it will be a lovely Christmas.

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    1. Merry everything to you..and a Peaceful,healthy happy New year:)

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  19. It truly is the little things Monique! I think you must have the most beautiful tree, filled with so much love. Merry Christmas to you and Jacques, your girls, their men and all of your boys! May your days be filled with light and love! xoxo

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  20. Monique, what beautiful memories and keepsakes. It's so nice to see how these ornaments and passions fill you with joy especially at Christmas. Joyeux Noel yo you and Jacques and to your lovely family. Blessings and wellbeing.

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    1. I wish you the very same.May this new year be exactly what we all need and would love:)

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  21. Oh that photo of you is so sweet and one can see the ressemblance. I love how not only are these things in your life pretty and creative, but they have feeling and meaning attached. They reflect how you live your life, I think?
    I will email you because I am behind in so much...In the meantime, un grand merci...

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    1. JoyeuxNoël Rita.
      Yes that is exactly what I am like.Très sentimentale..trop ..très souvent🙄❄️🎄🌟

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  22. That is the best kind of tree, filled with memories, love and friendship. Merry Christmas to you all.

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  23. Merry Christmas Monique. I enjoyed this post. So many sweet memories for you.
    The photo of Christmas past made me smile as I remember getting a doll in a pretty bed, too. You look so happy with your gift. :-)
    Enjoy the next few days with family and friends. xo Deb

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    1. I was so happy:) We didn't have a lot and this was so exciting:) Thank you and you too:)

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  24. You have lots of beautiful ornaments. That is such a lovely photo of you. I hope you have a very Happy Christmas x

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  25. Thank you Polly..enjoy this special day and may 2019 bring you health..joy and peace:)

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  26. Chère Nana, après avoir passé quelques jours à l'extérieur, je suis rentrée hier dans la maison qui reste, en fait, le meilleur endroit au monde. J'ai adoré votre reportage, les photos de vos proches et j'ai ressenti l'esprit de Noël qui a été vécu chez vous. De tout mon cœur, je vous souhaite une bonne année 2019.

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  27. So beautiful Monique. xo You look exactly like your younger self. :)

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