Saturday, December 20, 2008

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Good morning girls. Welcome to Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly, at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/myweblog/. Be sure to visit Beverly's beautiful blog to see a complete list of all the participants in today's Pink Saturday.
While searching for pink this week I remembered this wonderful book. We've had it for many years now and each Christmas I take it out to read and re-read the beautiful poems. They are all so touching and so moving. I chose to put this stately deer and some vintage mercury ornaments around it. And adding another vintage touch is this beautiful antique hat and stand.
This beautiful antique book titled A Christmas Prayer has a copy right of 1915. It has a few frayed edges and water spots. We believe this belonged to my beloved Mother In Law. The poems are absolutely beautiful.



From the book:
Dear Lord, these friends of mine,
where they may stray,
Wilt Thou bear each Thy blessing
on this day?
For now the season comes when
Yule" logs burn,
When hearts grow kind, and sweeter
dreamings turn
Unto these olden, golden friends.
I pray
Thy benediction on them all this
day,
And let Thy light of love and mercy
shine,
Dear Lord, this day, on all these
friends of mine!

I'm so glad you came by for Pink Saturday. I know you have others to visit and last minute touches to mark off your Christmas list. Don't forget to stop by Beverly's over at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/myweblog/ for a list of all the other participants. I know they'll be glad you stopped by. From our home to yours Happy Holidays ! hugs ~lynne~

31 comments:

Gollum said...

The vignette is gorgeous-love the deer and the hat. It's magical!

Happy To Be said...

Again you did it Lynne...another great display...love that pink hat and the stand..where do you find all these neat things girl?? have a great Pink Saturday...hugs and smiles Gloria

Sondra Behne' said...

yes indceed the vignette is precious. Even more so with somthing that means so much to you.

Happy Holidays

Sondra

Becky said...

What a beautiful prayer and an incredible display. I just love the Mercury glass.
Have a happy PS and a Merry Christmas. I know you know the reason...so let your light shine all through the season.
Hugs
Becky

Bo said...

Good morning Lynne...I love that vintage hat in your vignette...and the poem from that sweet little book is timeless...No wonder you treasure it so... :-) Bo

Jessica said...

Beautiful poem Lynne and your vignette is gorgeous. From the hat to the cherished book....it's perfect.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs~ J

onlymehere said...

Just absolutely beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and your's! Cindy

ann said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VINYETTE.AND THE POEM,IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD LOVE...ANN

Ma'dame French said...

Hey sweets! you know it's a shame I love pink but only wear it have none in my home!! Unless you count my Minnie Mouse mug or my computer mouse?? lol Hugs have a GREAT day;) French

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Another pretty vingette! Thanks for sharing the poem, and Happy Holidays to your family.
Glenda

Melissa Miller said...

What a beautiful vinatge display.
It all looks elegant and so classic.
Love it! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Pink Saturday! ENJOY the season! Fifi

Susan said...

Wonderful vignette....and beautiful treasures... I love the book..and poem.... Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Stephanie said...

I love old books, they are so special. I love all your decorating...so festive!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Stephanie

salmagundi said...

Aren't the poetry books of that era special? Both of my grandmothers must have treasured theirs because they saved and read them for years. I was fortunate enough to inherit them. Thanks for sharing yours. Sally

imjacobsmom said...

Lynne, this looks pretty, very pretty. Thanks for sharing that poem I saved it to pass on to my niece. Hope you are having a Happy Pink Saturday! ~ Robyn

Smilingsal said...

And a Merry Christmas to you! Thank you for sharing. Happy Pink Day!

Tomarie said...

Hi Lynne! Just coming up for air now that school is out! Your vignette is beautiful! I just LOVE antique books!! There's just something so sentimental about them. Hope you're having a great weekend and not TOO busy at the shop! :-) L~

Beverly said...

Lynne, this vignette is just absolutely magical. It pulls at my heartstrings. And, the poem is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Holidays.

Lynne ( Lynnesgiftsfromtheheart ) said...

Tomarie (laurie) what a wonderful surprise. I knew you would love the antique book. I know you're looking forward to Christmas break. Any big plans? I'm sure some visiting huh?
From our home to yours ,
Happy Holidays!! hugs ~lynne~

Chrissy said...

Hey you little vignette queen..we are going to have to get you a crown!!! I love coming over to your place, it is so warm and inviting!! Talk to you tomorrow or Monday...0x0x0x0x0

laurie said...

The vignette queen has done it again. This is a beautiful vignette. And what a lovely poem that is. laurie

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, just stopping by to wish you a wonderful, peace-filled Christmas. You've got me wanting to find some old Christmas books, it seems there's new inspiration every time I visit you! Hope all your wishes and dreams come true. See you in 2009

Shirl said...

Hi Lynne, Happy Pink Saturday. Beautiful post, love your pink!
Happy Holidays, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

vintagewindow said...

Beautiful Post. What a lovely book of poems. Loved viewing all of your holiday decor.

Merry Christmas and Happy PS

Kris

profenretraite said...

Beautiful, Lynne! I love the book and the hat is so precious. I have a pink hat that belonged to my grandmother and I love it. Have a great weekend...Debbie

Glenda said...

I don't know for certain what the appeal of old books is for me. I suspect it may have something to do with the craftsmanship that went into their manufacture. You can feel and see the pride that went into them, when you hold them in your hand.
I am glad you have such a treasure and recognize that that is what it is. You displayed it beautifully.

Joy said...

I have a soft spot for very old books. You're so fortunate to have this one!

lvroftiques said...

Lynne what a beautiful vignette!! I love the hat and stand!! I have such a thing for beautiful ole hats!! I think we should all still wear um!! *winks* And the book of poems is wonderful too! Vanna

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, thanks sweetie..coming from you that means the world. I know you understand the love of an old book.. hugs ~lynne~

Ellen said...

Seasons Greetings...what a wonderful treasure. I just love books especially christmas ones. Thank you for sharing that lovely poem. Merry Christmas to you and yours. :)EllenL