Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND SIMPLY PRIMITIVES UPDATE!!


I want to wish each and everyone of you a most Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!!! Thank you so much for all your kindness, friendship, and support during this past year!! It has meant so much to me and I have been truly blessed!! My new creations for the January 2011 SIMPLY PRIMITIVES will be posted tonight, but here is a preview for all of you.....my blog friends!! I hope you will get the chance to stop by for a visit and see my offerings as well as those of my other fellow artists!!

May you always have your thimble close by,
The right color of thread you need,
Plenty of beautiful fabrics to work with, and most importantly,
The TIME to CREATE something from your HEART!!!

Happy Creating in 2011 my friends!!

Blessings from my heart to yours~~

Julie

Saturday, December 25, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


MAY THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS BRING YOU PEACE,

THE GLADNESS OF CHRISTMAS GIVE YOU HOPE,

THE WARMTH OF CHRISTMAS GRANT YOU LOVE.

~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN ~

WITH HEARTFELT JOY TO ALL OF YOU!!

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS FROM OUR HEARTS TO YOURS!!

~ JULIE and JEFF ~

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Decorating!!


There is nothing I enjoy quite so much as pulling out all the Christmas bins from the garage (actually, my sweet husband has that special job) and transforming my little home from "everyday" to "HOLIDAY"!!! It amazes me how just bringing out all the old, well loved items can evoke such warmth and joy!!! After being packed away for the year, they are lovingly unwrapped and then the fun begins!!!





I live in a small townhouse, so I don't have a lot of room and have to keep the tree in the same spot each year, but I do make the mantle look differently and like to create little unique vignettes for some of my santa and snowmen collections!! Then also due to the fact that I usually get special handmade items from friends, or make some new ones for myself during the previous year, I may have to make changes to accomodate them!! What fun it is to be creative and inventive!!!





Here are just a few pictures of what it looks like here at the Zakrzewski TownHomestead for Christmas!! And in case you have always wondered how to say my last name, here is the easiest way to do that!! Just break it down into 3 syllables......Zock-Chef-Ski!! Now say it 3 times, while turning around and touching your nose!!!! Just kidding!!! It really is easy once you get the hang of it!!!



I hope you enjoy this little peek into my home and are inspired and blessed!!


Wishing you Peace and Joy~


Julie