dinsdag 31 december 2013

Old & New

Happy New Year!


Out with the old & in with the new, these words were spoken yesterday here at Pale Rose. Mom and I cleaned out our closets. We have put on every piece of clothing we own, decided what no longer fit us well. After losing 25 kilos together in weight that was a lot. Come January we will have to go shopping for new clothes. Most ladies enjoy this process, we do not. However it must be done, as we cannot go out the door wrapped in a quilt…

vrijdag 27 december 2013

Christmas Pictures

Thinking about our Christmas here at Pale Rose Cottage.

 
Though I agree (in this case), with the saying that a picture can be worth a thousand words. I feel that I can do SO much better. By sharing with you lots of photos of our homemade fun...
 

dinsdag 24 december 2013

Blossoming the Night Before


Only a few hours before it's Christmas, or maybe a bit more than a few hours. Who's counting, certainly not me. All right, all right it IS me that's counting the minutes untill we'll all be together here at Pale Rose Cottage :) Sitting beside our twinkling Birch tree, sipping tea & eating my homemade Christmas pudding...

maandag 23 december 2013

Snowmans & Christmas Market



Got up early Sunday morning, I was excited and couldn't sleep anymore. Made myself a cute breakfast Goats cheese snowmen's!! See picture, aren't they adorable??...

vrijdag 20 december 2013

Dinner, Planning & Going to market


I went for dinner to my friend S.'s house & when I stepped over the threshold with my plate of homemade candy, it felt as if I wasn't the only one who had arrived. Christmas had come too!!! She decorated her entire place with gorgeous things & though I was obviously happy to see her, had difficulty focusing on that ;) A gorgeous tree with pretty color coordinated decorations stood in the middle of her living room & it's twinkling lights created a magical atmosphere...

maandag 16 december 2013

Jane Austen & Christmas


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that on December 16 you HAVE to celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday. Or you cannot call yourself a true Janeite...

donderdag 12 december 2013

Poinsettias & a fun B-day

Today it's National Poinsettia day, did you know that?
 
 
So I took a pretty picture of ours. In between the red leaves there is our Poinsettia flowerchild. My mom made this for us a while ago & we have it on display every December. Poinsettias are special to us & this one is too! A gift from our good friends in Groningen. This is the first year I've heard of it being a day dedicated to these beautiful plants & online I saw that it's celebrated since '02 ...
 

zondag 8 december 2013

Unexpected Fun & Kindness

When you get an unexpected gift that makes you smile. A little something that you don't expect, that moment of surprise... It makes you feel really happy inside :) We got three of those things this week, that moved us and made us feel warm. Those small gestures of kindness can mean the world to you & even make you want to share it with the world ;) 

donderdag 5 december 2013

Happy St. Nicholas Day

 
Celebrating today with my family, we are all going to be together here at Pale Rose & have a fabulous time. Looking forward to many cozy moments to treasure for a long time :) Yesterday we put our St Barbara branches on the nature table & I hope that they will do well and give us many flowers before Christmas...

zondag 1 december 2013

First Advent Sunday



Yesterday my mom put on her coat, tied her shoelaces & grabbed a pair of scissors. She popped her head round the door and said to me: "I'll be in the garden for a while". Words were not necessary between us, as I immediately understood her purpose....

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