So very many beautiful gifts have been arriving here
for Christmas that I thought I would
turn them into a "Living Christmas Collage"
representing my idea of a simple
Christmas vignette and tree
using some found objects from our garden
like these magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora seed pods with
their spent bronze coloured leaves and dried grasses.
The top of our "tree" which consists of a Wattle tree branch
which Jeff carried inside from the bush is decorated with this most
beautiful collage from Yvonne of
This sweet little Angel collage was received in a threesome
swap from Shane Pollard of
- the angels are the messengers heralding new life
- our protectors
another highly embellished and decorated angel
from Lilla LaVine of www.justlilla.blogspot.com
More angels are heralding the birth of Christ
in this spectacular collage from my
very dear friend, Dorthe Hansen,
and these two beautiful decorations came from
Nancy Maxwell James
and yet another mini collage from the threesome swap
came from Rhonda of
So I wanted to create a Christmas tribute incorporating some
of these beautiful pieces to which I would add more
goodness like this golden angel
and the Madonna with Child
waiting to be hung close to these glorious and fragrant
Christmas Lillies which always just bloom
perfectly in time for this special event!
and, not to mention, a very important part of the festive celebration
is the family Christmas pudding vintage bowl!
So when you mix all of these up together to create a
"living Christmas collage"
we get something that looks like this:
and as evening approaches
the candles bring a soft glow over the whole picture
but with the fullness of night the decorated and embellished
collage becomes richer and somehow more sacred.
So we can all pray for a silent night
and a holy night
to give us the opportunity to begin
afresh for the new season ahead!
Christmas blessings to all of my dear blogging friends -
a very big heart felt thanks for visiting throughout the year -
stay safe and stay calm,
wishing you a heart full of all the joy and love
one heart can hold!
Thank you also to those who have gifted me with my
special Christmas collage decorations so that
I could create this all for you!
You are so appreciated!
With love and hugs,