Monday, December 17, 2012

Little Things

Here are a few Christmastime photos. 

They remind me of the value of "little things" .

Especially now.

a lantern from a special friend

some lights from my tree, which is placed by the window 
and therefore enjoyed by my neighbours

a  completed, knitted gift


a bit of baking, 

and there

and more to share

Thank you for taking the time to visit.


  1. Hi,Karen
    Your Christmas is full of warmth!
    How lucky your neighbors are! Every time they walk by your window the lights make their hearts warm.

    It has been for a long time to visit you! I had not enough time to sit on my PC.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
    Green Tomato

  2. What a lovely post! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  3. It looks so warm and cozy at your place...I can smell those cookies baking! Sometimes the little things mean the most.


  4. We all need to take time to enjoy the little things
    Happy holidays to you.

  5. Lovely little things. I love the first photo of your living room and the sun shining in. Also, you're the second blogger I've seen with white and coloured lights on the tree and I like that look! I hope you enjoy more of the little things this week. Blessings, Pamela

  6. Hello Karen
    I'd be satisfied to have a few meaningful little things that bring happiness. Your home is festive with a pretty tree and yummy baking. I love the colour of the knitted gift, someone will be very pleased when they open their present.

  7. Ah, Karen, how I wished you lived close enough for me to taste those shortbread cookies. I have never been very good at making shortbread and I love it!

  8. Your living room looks so comfy cozy, Karen. I love the colors on your tree. How pretty that must look as your neighbors go past.
    Warm Christmas wishes to you.

  9. Hallo Karen!Lovely Christmas decorations!Your shortbread cookies looks delicious!
    Marry Christmas and a happy new year!

  10. Your right it's the little things that mean the most! Those mashed potatos look good too!

  11. Love the berries and the poinsettias and candy-canes and shortbread cookies... Those all say Christmas to me! We also put our tree in the front room so the lights can be enjoyed by anyone passing by. It is a small way to share the joy with others.

  12. Hi Karen,
    What a pretty tree you have! I also have white and coloured lights on my tree. It gives it a nice variety of light, I think. Your photos are simply charming! It is the little things that are important. Thank you for coming by and leaving your nice comment. Wishing you and your loved ones a Very Happy Christmas!


  13. Ooooh shortbread!!!! I've been wanting to make some for years!!!
    Thanks for sharing your sweetness, Karen!
    Monica xo
    P.S naughty girl you :)))) hope my chap will make lots of people smile! :)

  14. Good Evening Karen, You are right, it is the little things which bring us so much joy. Making gifts for friends, baking for ourselves and also friends, to have a Christmas tree in the window for neighbours to enjoy....and enjoy they will. I love it when I am driving home in the evening and I see houses which are decorated with Christmas lights, it always makes me smile. I also love your quilt....gorgeous. Have a lovely evening, Best Wishes Daphne

  15. Christmas at your home looks so lovely! Definitely gets me in the merry spirit! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

  16. Hello Karen This is such a cosy Christmassy post. I love all the little things here that add up to a wonderful festive atmosphere and bring joy. Your tree is so pretty, and I am sure the recipient will love their handcrafted gift. The shortbread looks so delicious!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

  17. Dear Karen,

    What a lovely, Christmassy post, and the baked goodies look delicious!

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog - they mean a lot to me.

    Wishing you a lovely Christmas!


  18. I think it's those simple things that makes us the most happy because they are part of our everyday life and they are irreplaceable. Yhe shortbread and croissants looks very delicious ! I too bake shortbread during the holidays, it's a tradition, I have to bake them every year ! I love your tin can, I adore them, I have so many of them !
    I wish you a beautiful Christmas and best wishes for the new year !

  19. What a wonderful, cheerful post.... full of Christmas goodness.
    Beautiful tree, and delicious looking treats.
    Your shortbread looks divine!!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and blessed New Year!!!


  20. Merry Christmas Dear,,,
    Thanks for nice posting.. We are enjoying at this moment.

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  21. Wishing you have a Magic Christmas, Karen :0)
    Lot of love from snowy Moscow
    Natasha & Fam



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