Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Buon Natale







Happy Solstice..

dear readers...



it is time for my annual
Buon Natale 
post..







we have been busy at the
Lily house..








I put up two trees..
one in gold and black..






and a little tree in the kitchen
that I trimmed in white..








and while I was decorating..
wrapping..
stitching and baking..









I was thinking about
how all of these busy things we
do during the holidays..







no matter which holiday
you celebrate..
or how many..




it is all a manifestation of our
 love..









at this time of year..






the idea is to pass on the love..








in the tangible form of cookies..








traditions..
a tiny present..









or a handmade gift ...






and that idea 
came from long ago
born in the dark of night..

and the hope is...
 to keep that 
love and kindness going all year long..

and hold the spirit of love
near and dear to our

hearts..


wishing you all
the joyous blessings of the season..



xo








10 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

All beautiful here...thank you for the lovely tour. I love your tree and oh boy those cookies look tasty! May these days comfort and heal us and prepare each of us for our journey ahead.

Caterina Giglio said...

Hi Mary Ann, sending you all good wishes of the season, and thank you for the kind wishes.. Here's to a prosperous and healthy New Year! x

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Que Noël et l'An nouveau vous apportent ce qu'ils ont de plus beau.

Gros bisous 🎄 ❄️ ❄️ 🎄

Dorthe said...

Such a beautiful post dear Cat, your stunning photos, your amazing trees, and the gorgeous cookies in white, as well as the flower- everything so beautiful. I love your lovely heartfelt words, they are all holding the spirit of Christmas.
Wishing you a Merry and Happy Christmas time, dear friend. Sending blessings and love. Dorthe

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Seems I picked the wrong day to be offline. This is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. As always, the beautiful photos that accompany your thoughts and prose go as perfectly together as a decorated tree goes with Christmas. Thanks for sharing this annual event with us.

Have a truly enchanting Christmas and delightful New Year.

Caterina Giglio said...

Joyeux Noël cher ami .......Avoir de belles vacances .. gros bisous

Caterina Giglio said...

Many that you, dear Dorthe.. so happy you enjoyed the post and all my holiday creations! Hope you have a beautiful season filled with much love! <3 <3

Caterina Giglio said...

Happy Holidays, E, so glad you stopped by, I am wishing you and the kitties a joyful Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year! xx

Gaby Bee said...


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Cat! Thanks for all your creativity and inspiration through the year.

Hugs,
Gaby

~*~Patty S said...

Missed you and your blog while I was unplugged for a couple months dear Cat.
Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and lovely posts ♥
Wishing you and yours a new year full of peace and kindness.
oxo

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