Saturday, December 19, 2009

* Traditions that will live on forever *

Spirit of the Season
red lanterns
cozy wool socks
holly sprigs
pompom trims
buckets of winter's bounty
anything homemade
felt hearts
glowing candles
jingle bells
cranberry chutney
homemade mittens with string
the charms of a simpler time
traditions
I find hard to let go of
{my childhood memories}
***

47 comments:

shabbydreaming said...

Great pick and Post!!! certainly a festive one!!!

Sophia said...

That photo is cute and darling! And LOVE LOVE those wool socks! :) Happy Holidays.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good evening dearest! Thank you for coming to my tea party and leaving me such sweet comments. You are always a breath of fresh air! I love your holiday list and the photo of those great socks is so vibrant and happy!!! THANK YOU for always lifting my spirits. How are you dear one? God bless your heart. Anita

BonjourRomance said...

Merry Chirstmas Koralee!
Love everything on your list, including the cozy warm socks (is that you?). Your are so right to never let go of those traditions from your childhood. I find they grow more precious the older I get.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love tradition...even if we have thrown it all out the window. We sat at Epcot tonight commenting that we still couldn't quite believe we were spending Christmas in Florida. This is our 3rd year and it still feels strange...but fun (and exhausting)!

I wish I could wear wool socks, they are cute! I can't wear wool...itchy.

Carol said...

I do love traditions....continue carrying those special memories from one generation to another...that binds a family together.
Blessings to you this day for all the JOY you share!

Kathy said...

Such a sweet blog!!!! Spent some time getting to know you and your blog! Love it...will follow to keep up with you...Have a fabulous Christmas and stop over when time permits, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

theUngourmet said...

I'm all about cozy socks! I'm truly addicted! ;0)

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE THEM ALL...AND...FLANNEL JAMMIES ON CHRISTMAS EVE...A MUST! HAVE A WONDERFUL NEXT FEW DAYS! Come say hi :D

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

When you have a moment, Koralee, I would be honored if you would check out my post about our never-ending tradition!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Geisslein said...

this picture is too cute - wish you a beautiful x-mas-time with your family and friends...and thank you so much for your always so lovely comments on my blog - that mean very much to me! :o)

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,thank-you for your lovely Christmas greetings.I am writting this post this morning feeling extra Chistmassy, snow is falling here(not very common in this part of the UK) and I have purchased a fluffy pillar box red robe with hood that I am now wearing!I love that you are true to your Christmas traditions, they are so imortant and help bind family friends and community together.What a gorgeous, humorous shot you have taken with a montage of Christmas traditions, you are such a creative lady Koralee! Wishing you the best Christmas ever with your family and friends! Sharon xoxoxox

bellaboo said...

Yes indeed,you are so creative with your posts.
I have so many wonderful childhood Xmas memories.Decorating the tree with my father is one.He always liked to get some cotton wool and place it along the branches to look like snow.He loved all the traditions and getting all the family together.Miss you Dad.

Bellaboo

becky said...

I also love tradition.Its been a greek tradition with me since birth I guess.My mother came from a family of 17 brothers and sisters and needless to say we have had some awesome Christmases together.

This year we continue the tradion I wouldnt change for anything in the world.Its such a happy time full of greek foods, smiles and love.

Have a lovely day.Merry christmas!

Rose said...

Awww that photo is too cute!

Merry christmas to you Koralee :)

Rose

Jacqueline said...

I do too, Koralee. I think that we all take our childhood memories and traditions into every Christmas, with us.....and then, along with the old memories, we then make our own, new ones, for our children to take with them. XXXX

Six divided by two..... said...

Your photo is soooo adorable!! I keep my childhood memories alive also. I can't live without them. It would not feel like Christmas.

Kitty M said...

Hope you have had a cosy weekend Koralee. We are feeling very festive now - Kitty xxx

Elyse said...

what a cool photo! i think keeping our childhood memories keeps us young inside and out! :)

hope you are feeling better!

again -- cool photo!!!

xo
elyse

Blondie's Journal said...

You said it all perfectly, Koralee!!

Happy holidays! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Pretty Neat Designs said...

so sweet.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love your traditions! Merry PINK Christmas!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love this sweet post, and the photo is adorable.
Blessings,
Marcia

NicNacManiac said...

Oh sweet Koralee,
My deepest sympathies for the loss of your sweetie...he will be watching over you and your family for eternity!!
Love all of your holiday decorations, your color scheme is so peaceful!!
I know that your must have had the best cookie exchange ever, your contribution looks so yummy!
Love your cozy socks, traditions are what keep our life fun and help us stay connected to what matters most!!
Wishing you and yours the most joyous of holiday seasons...Merry Christmas, xOxO Nerina

Mo said...

oo but why should we let go of our childhood memories? they are so precious !

I would be more than happy to share some of the snow we have here, it's getting ridiculous !

tales from an oc cottage said...

We'd have nothing without our traditions!

m ^..^

Karen said...

Beautiful. Your posts are always fantastic glimpses and this one in particular is a terrific trigger to my own childhood Chrismtas memories. I can only hope that I am creating ones that will permeate into adulthood for my kidlets! :>

FrenchBlue said...

Koralee~
Perfect Perfect post! So festive & simple... the best!!
XOXOX's

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I'm all for the charm of the simpler times.
Brenda

Laura aka Lolo said...

Koralee
What a sweet post it is all about traditions and family. I wanted to make sure to wish you a very Blessed Christmas. Thank you for all of your beautiful post, every time I visit you I feel just sweetness inside. I am so glad that you let me in to your world :) Merry Christmas again!

Deb said...

Love your Spirit of the Season list ♥

June said...

Koralee, I love your holiday memories my dear!
Have a Merry Christmas! and Magic throughout the entire holiday.
hugs

Susan said...

Traditions are SO important! I just lost my Dad in October, and my Mom will go to a nursing home soon after Christmas. I made Christmas cookies (using her recipe) at her house this afternoon. When my brother and his wife came in (after delays at the airport)
the wonderful aroma was the first thing that greeted them. Then my brother spotted the cookies. I was pleased that before I even got a hug, he reached for a cookie with an understanding look of childish delight! I think for a second we both felt like kids again!
It doesn't take long for great new ideas to become family traditions, though. The whole point, I think, is shared memories. Don't you agree?

Maria Confer said...

Love these traditions. How wonderful are those socks!!!!

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Laura Trevey said...

oh... I want a red lantern!!!

xoxo

DellaRae said...

You have a beautiful blog...wonderful pictures

Miss Bee said...

I love the picture!!!
greetings from Antwerp, have a lovely christmas.
Martine

Little Monarch said...

is that you in the photo? you are so COOL I love it. x

McMaster and Storm said...

you're are the sweetest things with darling "petite" thoughts! If I could I would drop by with a couple {we can't just eat one!} of my iced shortbread "birdies" and chat.
Merry Christmas!
Kara & Darcy toooooooooooooo!

the wild raspberry said...

a great list...and a cute picture!
happy holidays~
chasity

paperhill said...

Koralee, your pictures are so beautiful. I love your childhood memories, simpler times. Everytime I visit I leave with a smile, you have such a sweetness about you, thank you. Have a blessed Christmas with your family. xo Susan

Martha said...

Love traditions...and love when others share their traditions....lovely post!

Torie Jayne said...

I adore your pic, super cute! I would love to write a book one day, thank you for your encouragement, Have a sweet day!

RIZZI said...

DEAR KORALEE,
LOVE THE SOCKS, ALL YOU NEED NOW IS A COMFY CHAIR, A GOOD BOOK, AND SOME HOT CHOCOLATE.
I WANT TO WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, HOPE YOUR DAY BRINGS JOY TO YOUR HEART.
I PRAYED FOR SNOW, AND I KNOW YOU WANTED SNOW, WELL WE GOT 24'8 INCHES OF SNOW. IT IS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL.
I WILL POST PICTURES ON MY BLOG.
TAKE CARE, AND CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS.
RIZZI

Morning T said...

Merry Christmas Koralee! Fun photo and my list is very similar to yours, especially not letting go of family (childhood) traditions.

Kissed by an Angel said...

What wonderful memories!! Thank you!!

xxxx

Lemondrop Marie said...

That is a timeless list, though I need one of those lanterns to catch up with the classics there!
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge