Saturday, November 27, 2010

For two friends in Virginia

When I saw this picture on the Country Living magazine website, I immediately thought of two of my most favorite people - Joey and Kevin... if I can recreate it in miniature- I am going to make this just for you, this is the perfect 2010 holiday tree for you- A YEAR TO REMEMBER!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My holiday ornaments - the search for....


My entire main Christmas tree is covered with Christopher Radko ornaments.
I search all year round for the perfect ornaments which have a special meaning to our family.
I givce ornaments all year long as gifts to my dearest of friends and family.
My son gets an ornament every year- now at the age of 27 - his own tree has quite the collection- a Caesar, a bar b que grill, Sigma Chi Fraternity, Cigar, White House, Wren House from College of William and Mary, basketball shoe, Deck of Cards, just to name a few- all beautiful glass -hand painted ornaments some are Radko, but all have the Radko look ..
My two nieces have received ornaments from me all the time  I hope these are special ways of remembering  them of something in their lives. I often think of what their trees will look like in their own homes.

I give ornaments for weddings, ornaments for birthdays, ornaments for graduations, ornaments for just about every occasion one could think fact I leave a tree up all year round- the ornaments just change with the time of year.

SO this is the Radko ornament I am looking for .... Alice's Tree..... where are you?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

In my spare time

Due to my husband's health issues, I have spent a lot of time taking care of our flock of Southdown Babydoll Sheep, a rare English "Miniature" breed of sheep. Little time has been spent on "miniatures" of the other kind.
It is very possible come spring time- 16 new lambs could be born. This is Rosie- at her first "show" she was not only the breed's champion ewe lamb but the overall grandchampion for the breed in the ewe division.
She will give birth to her first baby in spring of 2011. I love this picture and still can remember
how it felt to hold and cuddle her.

Saturday, November 6, 2010