"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Happiest Holidays


Though most of my tree collection is old, this little Japanese tree with the tiny paper cranes is a favorite.  

I just wanted to say how much I enjoy our daily or weekly visits.  Though we've never met, I have gained so much from our friendships.  I hope each and every one of you have the best holidays ever and I look forward to the new year and sharing our lives with each other.

31 comments:

  1. What a sweet little tree Donna !
    Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Jo

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    1. And a big hug and best wishes to you dear Jo.

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  2. love that little tree. and the best for you as well.

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  3. It has been a pleasure getting to know you Donna. Wishing you the best of holidays, you deserve it after all the effort you have put in. Looking forward to reading more posts next year. Best wishes. Elaine x

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  4. LOVE that tree.
    I hope the season and the New Year treats you and yours gently and kindly.

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    1. Well, I love that Child. My very best to you.

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  5. When you mentioned on my blog about your crane origami tree I was hoping you would post a photo. Lovely just lovely.
    I like my crane Christmas tree also.
    Most of all I have enjoyed blogging with you this year. Look forward to more blogging adventures.
    Merry Christmas and let us hope our New Year will be filled with Peace and Joy.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Me too Parsnip. Hope the Ham is doing much better too.

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  6. The same goes from me to you Donna - have a lovely Christmas and let's all hope against hope that there is better news everywhere in the New Year.

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    1. Oh Pat, I hope it gets better too. It is hard when one feels like they can do nothing, but we try anyway; do everything we possibly can. I hope you and The Farmer have wonderful days to come.

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  7. I feel the same way..and Jacques even feels like he knows you:)
    I love that origami tree...is she pretty or what?
    Merry Christmas..and All the best for 2017..
    Have fun with your family:)

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    1. I just love that Jacques reads your blogs. He's definitely a keeper. I love the little cranes and need to learn how to make them to teach the littles. Happiest holidays to you and your family. Last minute shopping today then icing the sugar cookies. My son and daughter-in-law and Penny Lane will be here first thing in the morning. :)

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  8. What a sweet little origami tree. When I was in university, my housemate and I had enough money to buy a tree, but not enough money for ornaments. Instead, we used paper and made origami decorations. I think they were swans. Thank you for bringing back this memory for me! Have a very merry Christmas, Donna. -Jenn

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    1. Jenn, I love that. I have had years when we were young when we strung cranberries and popcorn to decorate the tree. I've only made paper airplanes for the kids, but would love to try origami. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  9. Oh . . . how I love that tree, including that Japanese woman.

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    1. It is cute Lou and hope the coming year is a good one for you and yours.

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  10. Merry Christmas! I love that tree. I used to teach the book, "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes". We would always make them.

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    1. Merry Christmas sweet Michelle. I'm going to have to go on youtube to see it done. A very large grey heron (crane) came to the lake out back yesterday, but most of it is still frozen. I was surprised he hadn't flown south for the winter. It only likes fish, but the ducks and geese skated over to feast on the corn and dog food nuggets.

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  11. I like that tree, I have never seen one like it.

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    1. Me too, I suspect my daughter bought it at a museum gift shop. I love the crane stories.

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  12. Merry Christmas Donna

    I have enjoyed your visits all year and have enjoyed your blog all year


    Happy New Year

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    1. And your blog too. I've enjoyed your posts, we have much in common and I look forward to the new year with you.

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  13. And the same to you Donna, you've been an interesting, intelligent, feisty and funny blogging buddy. May we continue as friends. By the way, I really love that old red sled a few posts down, I don't think I've ever seen one so long before. Best of Christmas Holidays to you!

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    1. And to you Jeri. It is a big one and I almost would be afraid to see three little kids speeding down a snow covered slope on it. Hope you get some time to enjoy the holidays, but I'm already thinking about plans for this week. No rest and too much to do.

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  14. I am so rarely able to get into your blog, Donna, but by some miracle on this Christmas Eve day, I am here! Just in time to wish you a merry, merry Christmas and to thank you for being such a faithful blog friend.
    HOPING for a Happy New Year! XXOO

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    1. Becky, I wonder if it is because of google plus or something. Glad you stopped by and will try and see what is going on. My best to you.

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  15. You too dear Donna❤️
    Wishing you and your family a most blessed holidays and New Year!!!
    xoxoxo
    Amanda

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    1. It was a great eve except not being used to all that rich food, it made me feel sick. I started today with a tangerine. Thinking of you. Hope you are enjoying the holidays.

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for 2017. Sarah x

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