“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Fairies

Well here we are! It's December and the holiday rush accelerates! Oh I do wish I had a few extra Christmas Fairies running about that would help me with the decorating and preparations for the Christmas festivities! Instead I have an inquisitive helper who would rather play with the garland than help hang it (Guy)!

I love the vintage image of the fairy below, whipping up some beautiful holly out of her magic Christmas kettle.  I do not know who the illustrator is but I find it quite adorable!  The equally lovely poem below is by author Lewis Carroll.





Christmas Greetings from a Fairy to a Child

Lady, dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say -
Gentle children, whom we love -
Long ago on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above,

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again -
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, Glad New Year!

Christmas 1887 ~ Lewis Carroll


Thank you all for visiting! 
I'm looking forward to checking in on all of your lovely 
blogs to see what you've been up to! 

Happy Holidays ~~ Diane 


 

15 comments:

  1. Diane, your header is an absolute delight, I love it! Wonderful post and music, as always, thank you so much for all you share.

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  2. I could have used a Christmas Fairy today, too. We put up the Christmas tree, and as always it took the entire day. My poor dog missed out on playtime outside because of it. I hope she forgives me. :p

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  3. Ok, this is really weird. I just wrote a comment to you and I think the Christmas Fairies took it away! They must be playing a trick on me! LOL!
    I love this post! It think it's so beautiful!
    Give Guy a hug from me ;o)
    Diane, your address is the same, right?
    xoxoxo

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    1. Haha! Those fairies do like to play! Yes my address is the same. What are you up to my Little Crow?

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    2. Me??? Nothing ;o) LOL! Where is your Etsy shop?

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  4. I love your Christmas header! So adorable. Very beautiful pots. This is my favourite holiday of the year. It brings back so many memories from my childhood.

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  5. I love the illustration of the fairy. I wish I had a couple of helpers too.
    Balisha

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  6. Adorable! I love your seasonal header too. Please give Guy Noir a skritch for me!

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  7. Dear Diane - a delightful poem as well as a beautiful vintage fairy. You always find the most adorable things to share. Hope you get Guy under control. I know how that goes with cats in the house...they can really create havoc with decorating! Have a beautiful start to December. Hugs!

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  8. Gorgeous image, new header and music. I listen to your blog a lot! (I hope that doesn't sound too weird - haha!)

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  9. That is a sweet picture and sweet poem! I hadn't read it before - thanks for sharing.

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  10. Dear Diane, your Christmas header is gorgeous – I am very envious just now!
    I also love the image of the Christmas fairy and the beautiful poem.
    Happy December xx

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  11. Beautiful image and a beautiful poem!! I loved it :)

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  12. What a lovely, festive poem! And I love your Christmas header. Have fun with all your decorations and preparations, Diane! :)

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  13. Oh, I love this poem very much, Diane......and how I love fairies. What a charming card this is. Thank you for sharing it. It got me more in the Christmas spirit. Fairies will do that every time.

    love,
    ~Sheri

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane