Sunday, November 29, 2009

The first light of Advent





We always look so forward to this time of year. I have cleaned house and packed away clutter to make way for our homemade Christmas decorations...We started today with gathering rosemary from the orchard to make our advent wreath. Last year, Brogan made this beautiful candle. She sun melted beeswax and moulded this perfect angel. We decided it was the perfect candle for this special Sunday. I have been hard at work knitting these knitted pears. I have hand spun most of the wool for these treasures which will be listed in my shop shortly. The theme I chose for my first homemade decorations is a "a partridge in a pear tree". Brogan put out our first Christmas cook book . "Nigella's Christmas" Can you see her itching to bake something..So today we got our first home baked Christmas mince pie's. The kettle is brewing and I am off for a tasting....





16 comments:

Naturalearthfarm said...

The pears are absolutely beautiful - and the yarn as well.
Nice work.

tamlovesran said...

I love it all - the wreath, the candles, the handcrafted pears and the photos! Just beautiful! I'll be blogging about our first day of Advent tonight.

Jessica said...

Oh how I love visiting your blog! The pears are beautiful...and the candle is so very pretty!

Such peaceful images, I can't help but smile.

Nicole said...

I can just about smell the Rosemary from here!
The pears are stunning, absolutely gorgeous! xo

Joy said...

Beautiful candle! I LOVE the pears. :)

Beth said...

It is always a delight to visit here, Suzanne. I am happy, too. There are many little things I want to make with my little boy. I want to be at home making things, and not in the car or the mall! love, Beth

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Brogan's candle is so beautiful! Inspiring! And I love your pears, and sweet little bird.
Advent blessings to you and your family!

Suzanne said...

Dear Suzanne,
Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. I am glad you did so I could *find* your blog:-) I will be back often to visit. I do love the Advent wreath you made last year, just lovely! And your spinning is great--we're both learning at the same time, I think yours is a whole lot better than mine though..LOL! Happy Advent!

sara farmama said...

Beautiful handwork Suzanne! I like imagining what Christmastime would be like in warm weather! It's cold here!!!
much love,
sara

valariebudayr said...

It's sounds like the perfect beginning to a truly magical season. Enjoy your tea and your family togetherness. :)The pears are so beautiful

Kelly said...

Hi dear suzanne,
Yep, Brogan looks all ready to get baking! I really love the angel candle. See how you've taken to spinning so naturally, the pears are lovely!
Best wishes at this special time of year to you all.

RunninL8 said...

Hey there from Alaska! I am LOVING your blog! Sounds like a wonderful time going on at your home, too!
Beautiful photos and inspiration!
I’ve been discovering a lot of new (to me) blogs and it’s been wonderful to find so many like minded people!
Feel free to drop by my blog as well. I’ve been enjoying posting more prolifically lately- Advent/holiday gift ideas, recipes, insights and tutorials. http://www.mountainpulse.blogspot.com/
Off I go to peruse more of your blog-LOVE the name Brogan! Happy holidays!

Theresa said...

Really sweet

Lisa said...

what a beautiful night! the candle is lovely! and those pears look delicious! a beautiful beginning to the season!
happy holidays
lisa

ani said...

i was wondering if you have a pattern for you wonderful pears. we are Waldorfers as well, your homeschooling bloggings are inspiring!

Jacquie said...

Do you have a pattern for your beautiful pears?? they are so beautiful ??