Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Birthday Doll

Birthday Doll, originally uploaded by confections.

A gift from my sister for my recent birthday, this vintage Nancy Ann doll has a place of honor under my little pink Christmas tree.

KittyKatDance created the entire dolly tableau and her lovely wool outfit.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Self-Portrait, Christmas Walk, 2009

Just before preparing dinner on Christmas Day, I went for a walk at one of my favorite paths in San Diego, which I call the "magical walk" on Point Loma. It's always uplifting and invigorating.
La Playa Footpath, Point Loma, San Diego, California

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Pink Faux Christmas Tree, Decorated

My little faux pink Christmas tree, all decorated, alongside my sister's traditional faux green tree on the left.

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Narcissus and Pink Christmas Tree

A few of my favorite things today: paper whites (narcissus) blooming; a gift from my sister.

My new faux pink tree; at 36" tall, it's just the right size for the table top I have in mind. It will be decorated in time for the Winter Solstice....

Paper Whites

Pink Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pink Nancy Ann Doll Set for Christmas


KittyKatDance on Etsy has amazing Kawaii treasures, including doll sets like the one pictured above. My sister gave me a darling tableau handcrafted by KittyKatDance for my recent birthday and it will have a place of honor underneath my faux pink Christmas tree (that is, when I finish decorating it). I'll post the dolly and the Yule tree very soon....
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Friday, December 18, 2009

"December" by Kate Greenaway

"December" by Kate Greenaway, originally uploaded by confections.

Today I am enamored of a vintage Green Tiger Press Notecard (greeting card, blank inside) entitled "December" by Kate Greenaway. This illustration was part of the celebrated 1890 Almanac by Kate Greenaway. Two girls clad in warm winter garb, including bonnets and a muff, make their way through the snowy landscape.