Monday, December 21

The gift of friendship

One of my first blogging buddy's was Dorthe of Den Lille Lade, a truly gifted maker of dolls & other beautiful things. She always has a sweet word for me & has encouraged me in many ways. We recently made a Christmas trade & look at who arrived all the way from Denmark.

Dorthe calls them frairies, I think she's my Christmas angel. The workmanship is impeccable. I have admired them from pictures, but to hold her in my hand is quite different.

I love her eyes & the expression on her face.

And look at her wings! A buttefly helps her fly!

She included a tag, see the map? Can you read it? 'Bornholm-Where I live' I Love IT! Every time I think of Dorthe I'll look at her tag & know where Bornholm is. Dorthe, my angel- fairie is magical & will sit in my studio after the holidays. Thank you so much!

My dear friend Charlene of My Hearts Ease hosted a wonderful Christmas tea for her gal pals yesterday. What a treat during this busy time to spend time in beautiful surroundings, eating yummy food & giggling with your peeps. Her house is absolutely darling, every nook & cranny. I was too busy eating to take many pictures, but I did manage to get a couple between mouthfuls.

The table was gorgeous, LOVE the centerpiece!!

And this wreath hangs in her bathroom! You know I am in awe of anyone who includes the potty in their seasonal decorating. I bought Christmas Sponge Bob Dixie cups for the kids, does that count?  Thank you Charlene for taking time out in this busy time to pamper your friends in such a special way.

The holidays have always been a time of reflection for me. As I look back over this past year I see so much to be grateful for. A loving partner, three amazing healthy children, a safe home, close & supportive family, the list is long. Among the things I am thankful for this year are the friendships I value so, so much. I have tried very hard to keep my blog light hearted, but at risk of getting too mushy I have to say that this year has been life changing. To start this blog where I put my life & art 'out there' for all to see was so frightening. It took a month for me to hit the 'publish' key on my first post, but the support I've received has made this blog thing addicting! I look forward everyday to reading about all of the creative & fun things my friends are doing. Reading your comments gives me cofidence to push myself further & take more risks. To friends near & far, thank you from the bottom of my heart!


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous doll! Incredible attention to detail and beauty. Sigh. And sigh again - she's lovely!
I feel the same way about blogging. So many wonderful, talented people sharing from all over the world! It's like getting your favorite magazine in the mail - daily. :)
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season!

Halo Hill said...

Your angel is beautiful! You'll treasure her forever!

T said...

That doll is precious! I totally agree with you about blogging. It's amazing to me how people you have never met, can be so supportive and become friends! I love it! Have a Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

What a talented and giving friend. I realy do love your angle. What are you going to name her? What beautiful details and that gold star garland, elegant.

I enjoy your comments too. I agree with Zuzu, it's like getting your favorite magazine in the mail - daily.

I haven't received anything other then bills and christmas cards in my mail. What are you doing?

Love ya tons

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Lisa!!! Dorthe is such an angel....and precious friend, her artwork is so beautiful to me!!! And Charlene is so sweet and such a precious friend as well!!! How fun to have you all over to her beautiful home, I SO wish I could have been there too!!! Lisa, I'm so, so very glad that you're here, blogging, sharing and creating ~ it's such a wonderful community of friends who encourage each other!!! Thank you for sharing all you do and I hope you, your husband and your sweet babies have a magical Christmas together ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet , I managed to come visit as you see!!!
Thanks so much for the wonderfull photoes and words of my little fairy-angel, I`m so very happy she found a beautifull home with you.
Have a wonderfull evening dear friend.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a lovely and wonderful handcrafted gift from a friend so far away. The detail is awesome -- especially the butterfly wings. I love the tag that she sent along with it. Inspiring! Holiday blessings to you and yours :) Tammy

Charlene said...

Oh your new angel does need a name!!! Even if she is named Dorthe she needs a name!!!!! She is amazing!

I am so glad you came to the Tea & had fun. It was my gift to my very DEAR FRIENDS of which I count you so special & dear! I feel like you do that we are indeed blessed to have all the loving & supporting friends in Blogland to comment & encourage us. And so blessed to have found our little group that gets to craft together & the special friends that we can count on when the world whips up on us. Knowing the love, support & encouragement is always there. HUGS DEAR FRIEND! Charlene

sissie said...

She is so lovely and her face is so gentle and sweet. You are very special to receive such a wonderful angel from a gifted blogger friend.
Yes blogging is so much fun and a wonderful creative outlet for all of us. I cherish all my blogger friends and the joy and inspiration they bring to me daily.

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Love you so much my good friend. Your angel is magical.I am looking forward to a New Year with close friends. The sky is the limit for you, and I will enjoy watching the trip.
C. xo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Dorthe's angels and faries are beautiful and always have such a sweet expression! How wonderful that she had sent you this Christmas angel!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Celestial Charms said...

Such a beautiful doll you received, and the ornament is so unique. That sure was a lovely tea to attend with all those pretty sweets on the table. Yummy.
I've only just discovered your blog. It has been lovely having a peek. Have a wonderful Christmas.