Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Merriment Chain ~ Day 12: A Midnight Skate....

There is something about this time of year that makes me feel closer to "yesteryear" and simpler times than any other time.

To think one could bottle all the magic of those Christmases past....

On Day 12 of The Merriment Chain, I've decided to share with you one of my very favorite things....
Antique skaters' lanterns.





Be Merry!

24 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Oh!!!Robin, I adore the sweet skating lanterns so much, you have a wonderful collection, thanks for making my day showing them on the fun Merriment chain. I received a lantern a couple years ago for Christmas, I begged and hinted for it and to my surprise I got the cutest little skating lantern, love it so.I have it hanging out all year long to, so I can look at it all the time. Blessings Francine.

bettyj said...

I love those. I have only had one and sold it when I was in the antique business. You don't find them here in the south and I could kick myself! Your merriment today made me merry. Thank you. A nice collection

Linda said...

Oh how I love all your merriment!!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I simply love those antique lanterns, they have such a neat look to them. Your pictures and decorating are always so lovely!

Hugs
Jody

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Robin, I have never seen a skater's lantern...more common in the land of Nod ?? I do love the collection. I also love the artichoke garland and Santa !! --Jan

prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG!!! I covet these!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE !!! But can't find one in myprice range, they are out of site down here, you lucky dog! Love that display.. and so love your new header too! OLM

jennifer768 said...

Love them Robin!Those skater's lanterns are so special.Hugs,Jen

Beckyjean said...

Those lanterns are wonderful Robin. Did you make that beautiful pillow? Love it!!

Have a wonderful weekend~Becky

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

love your collection ~ have two couple, one is red and one is blue...oh! I rhymed!
xoxox
L

Shirlee said...

Holy moly! I love those lanterns ... & that stitched pillow. Designer?

marly said...

What great lanterns! You have some really neat items. And what a fabulous garland.

Cindi said...

Have I missed seeing your header all this time or did you change it? I sure do love it, put a big ol smile on my face. Actually the lanterns did too, so sweet.Your decor is grand!
Be blessed,
Cindi

annie said...

wonderful!!! love the whole display!

Rhissanna said...

Wow! Skating lanterns! Aren't they darling?

You're right about the old coming to the fire at Christmas. like the beautiful bird from Great Aunt Laura, the treasures we put out year after year, we fill with magic. Some of the magic comes from memories from happy days past, and some from the magic comes from hope for the future.

Thank you for giving us something to see every single day, Miss Crow.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robyn ~
You have the most amazing decorating style!!! When are you going to show us more of your house???
I just LOVE your new header pic. How cute it that?
Hugs :)
Lauren

Theresa said...

Robin I must say your home is to die for....I've been catching up on my blog reading and finally saw all your Merriment posts. You have a wonderful collection of Christmas goodies that sure are eye candy for me...LOL. :0) Thank you for sharing! :0)

~Sara said...

Wonderful post!

frontporchprims said...

I first chuckled at the new header. Do you know how often I see a naked bum around here? Baby never keeps her clothes on:) I've all but given up on it too. 'Lil' cheeks are soooo cute. The lantern's are pretty. I saw some really neat one's in a small antique store, but were a little pricey. Your's are really pretty. I've skated once, I don't think a lantern would have helped. Ha ha.
-Steph-

Primlish ♥ said...

These lanterns are so pretty in your cupboard. And that Santa hanging on the side is AWE-SOME!!

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a wonderful trio! I have often admired these sweet little lanterns...what a great collection!
Robyn

Elisabetta said...

You have created a magic atmosphere!! I like so much your antique lanterns and your stitch is levely! Compliments for all!!!

Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Love your lanterns and am envisioning them in use on a cold winter's night long ago. I hear sleigh bells and sounds of merriment! Thanks for sharing. ~Roberta

Heather Wise said...

The lanterns are beautiful! I have never seen them before. I love the design. I must say, Roberta's comment really is a beautiful, nostalgic one to dream of! I am like everyone also- did you stitch the pillow? I loved that whole cabinet shelf- very balanced, and very prim!

Love your home, my dear!
Blessings!
Heather

Prims By The Water said...

I had one and sold it..now I am wishing I had kept it as hubby is currently working on restoring a child's sleigh for me..your collection is awesome! Take care, Janice