Sunday, December 23, 2012

Peace on earth...

Image by Yuya Horikawa, Kinkaju-ji Temple, Kyoto
 
The evening bell, solemn and bronze, sounds dimly in the melted
snow... slow beat of the mountain's heart perhaps.  Bell, mountain,
tree... symbol of quiet strength.  All seeking in this place.
All finding in this place... hidden but open to all...
peace.
 
Here are some images of my Christmas decor in my home this year.  I love naturals -- and have been collecting Santas for years.
 
xmas naturals added to my rock collections
 
basket of naturals with wrapped boxes
 
 
more wrapped boxes with fossils and naturals
 
 
Father Christmas, hand made by me
 
Another Father Christmas, hand made by me
 
My 9 foot tree decorated with Santas, bird nests, birds, natural balls, wrapped boxes
 
A new addition-- birched wrapped candle- hand made by me
 
Another birch wrapped candle
 
More birch wrapped candles
 
Leslie Avon Miller came for a visit and brought me this wonderful box of hand made gifts and naturals
Thank you Leslie... a very good friend.
 
My fireplace mantel  
 
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind 
And happiness will follow you
My wish for you in the new year...  happiness, peace,
light   
 


33 comments:

lyle baxter said...

donna, calm, soothing ,peaceful! delightful Christmas decor. I love the Santa with specks. peace to your house too.

ZenDotStudio said...

what a beautiful treat. love the wrapped boxes especially. and it's fun to know you made the santas and candles, such lovely care and attention to detail.

warm wishes for the season and new year.

Laura said...

Happy Holidays and Many Creative Blessing in this coming year.

Valerianna said...

Beuatiful... love the tree, not unlike my Santa Shaman World Tree with many, magical Santas and reindeer and animals... but the Santas weren't made by me! Yours are wonderful.

Rosie Kearton said...

Lovely -have a wonderful Christmas

Kathryn said...

Love all the naturals. Enjoy the holidays.

George said...

And a Happy Holiday to you, Donna. Thanks so much for your inspirational postings throughout the year!

Lisa said...

Delightful Donna...thank you for sharing your home and beautiful handmade inspirations for the holidays..wishing you all the best for the new year!

susan christensen said...

Wishing you merry Christmas, Donna, and JOY in the year to come. Your Father Christmas collection is wonderful. -sus

mano said...

wishing you a wonderful christmas time and a happy new year!
your christmas decoration is really beautiful - I love the birch wrapped candles very much!
have a good time with your family!
:-) mano

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Your decor creates a true wonderland Donna. What a magical place to visit. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

by land by air by sea said...

peace and light be yours
mindfulness
art and moving in that direction.
Beth

ELFI said...

je te souhaite un joyeux noël et une nouvelle année de créativité elf.

Carole said...

Your work and home exude light, peace, and happiness. All the best for 2013.

Emma said...

We are what we think would certainly be a more enlightened achievement than we are what we eat - I'll have to work on that one - a peaceful Christmas & a creative new year to you! x

Judy Shreve said...

Beautiful serene and joyful!
Merry Christmas!

(love your Santas - I collect them too - but haven't tried making my own. You are an inspiration.)

ArtPropelled said...

The Christmas spirit is alive and well over at Layers blog. It feels good!Have a lovely day tomorrow Donna.

Velma Bolyard said...

such a lovely home you must have! enjoy this christmas, donna, light your beautiful candles with joy!

Fiona Dempster said...

Wishing peace and happiness at Christmas Donna and another creative year of connecting...

Sharmon Davidson said...

Your decorations are lovely. I can see the same care and thoughtful attention to detail that is so evident in your art. Wishing you and yours much peace and happiness.

Mo Crow said...

All the best to you and yours & for much wonderment in 2013!

Barry said...

Hi D - may your days be filled with quiet and peace. B

india flint said...

Mine all stayed in their box this year
So
It was nice to take a wander through yours
Happy New Year!

Tammie Lee said...

hello Donna,

your naturals, your home, the things that make your home lovely and sacred are soothing and joyful to my eyes. thank you for sharing these glimpses with us.

wishing you a lovely new year!

Noela Mills said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, Donna, and hope 2013 is the best year yet XXX

Baska said...

I wish you a Happy New Year!! greetings from Poland :}

Kelly M. said...

Wishing you a peaceful holidays season and wonderful creative moments throughout 2013, Donna!

Laura said...

such a beautiful blessing Donna...May this New Year be one of realized dreams… even those we did not realize we were dreaming!

mansuetude said...

May happiness follow you and your pure mind, all the New Year through. Many Blessings!

Love the birch wrapping, one of my favorite things.

susan bowers said...

Christmas looks beautiful in your home. May 2013 prove to be just as beautiful.

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