Friday, January 4, 2013

Raggedy Blessings....

Happy, Happy, Friday!

Brrr.....Baby, it's COLD outside!!!

(Love the little red apples against the icy branches....)

It's getting on time to take down the "merriment" of the season.
I struggle with this each year. 
While most of you are anxious to take it down and start fresh, I cling to the the magic of twinkling white lights, winter greens, and the warmth of all that is Christmas.

As I ponder the task (note - I did not say "start the task"), I can't help but smile when I see the treasures that I've received from friends.  I've shared some of my Christmas gifts in recent posts, but there are a few more I wanted to share today.....from my lil' raggedy friend, Angie.
These are no means all the things she sent (she's a generous one that one), but a few that caught my fancy especially well today:

A wonderful OLD book by Martin Luther....(it's the one on the bottom)
I adore old books - especially old leather ones, old bibles, old hymnals, old photograph books......This one is from 1866 and fits right in with what I love best.....
 

If my German serves me correctly, I believe this is a book of homilies....
 

It's a little rough and raggedy around the edges, just like I like 'em.....

A wonderful salt-glaze jug:
 
 
And some of her wonderful hand-did's:



Decadent chocolate truffles:

  (Ok, ok.....these are long gone....photo was taken the day they came and were "thawing out."  Long story....)

As I said, these are just a few things she sent me. In addition to the gifts she sent me "for" me, she also was a lifeline and came up with several gifts for me to give to others on my list. Thank you Angie....for all my raggedy blessings! You're one-of-a-kind raggedy amazing!!! (Please keep Angie in your thoughts and prayers as she is facing another upcoming surgery on her back....)

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Happy weekend to you all!  Stay warm.
Time for this bird to hit the books.... 
:o(
 

22 comments:

Linda said...

I have been thinking of taking down the merriment in our house too...but just thinking about it! actually...we like keeping it up until Jan 6...no need to rush things! Happy New Year!!

Penny said...

Love your header and the pic of the red apples on the snow covered tree! Wintertime at it's best.....
Wow... you got some great things from Angie! You sure are a lucky gal!!
Happy weekend!
Penny

Laurie said...

sweet gifts for such a sweet lady, I must ell you, I flippin LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo in your hearder, I wish I had that big and framed!!!! and thats rare coming from me, haha, my husband says I never say I WANT any thing but honestly I want that photo!!!!!!ha ha, good to have a dream right..
Take care my friend, I love all your prims,

marly said...

You are a lucky girl to have such talented and thoughtful friends. It's cold and windy here too and my husband keeps asking me to leave the decorations up a bit longer.

Theresa said...

You should do what I did....I kept one small tree out and decorated it with my favorite snowman. This way it's a winter tree....or at least that's what I tell myself. ;0)

jennifer768 said...

Hi Robin,Angie certainly blessed you with many wonderful goodies!She is such a sweetheart!I too adore old books,just something about holding them in my hands....they just make me feel good.I love the way you decorate my friend,someday maybe you can give me a few tips.
Love,love your new header!It is beautiful and so peaceful,think I could look at it all day.Have a wonderful weekend.Hugs,Jen

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Angie has such a big heart!!! such wonderful goodies! I am so hoping her surgery gives her the relief she so needs. Lovin the new header! OLM

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Robin, yes, I to love to keep the merriment up till into the New Year......such a wonderful time of year.......just tucked my Christmas goodies away yesterday, miss my tree tonight to...........very sweet goodies Angie sent you, love that snow fellow so.....will keep her in my prayers........Enjoy the weekend my friend, Hugs Francine.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Cool stuff, especially the book!
Happy New Year.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Raymond Homestead said...

Wonderful treasures! Love your header picture!

floweringmama said...

What generous friends you have! Our Christmas is all put away and we're all back in the swing of going back to school. Beautiful pictures!

frontporchprims said...

I know you two have been dear friends. What a blessing that is. She is such a strong and giving person and a wonderful mother. I am taking my Christmas down tomorrow:( Have fun with the "books".
-Steph-

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful goodies they are absolute treasures! Enjoy the books :)

Simple Thyme Prims said...

Such wonderful goodies...Enjoy!!

Primlish ♥ said...

Sweet treasures from a sweet friend! Hope her surgery goes well, thoughts and prayers to her.
I just took my tree and santas down, I'm enjoying my winter greens too much so they are staying ALL winter! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Great goodies! I am a bibliophile as well..the older the better. Mr.MW and I just put all the Christmas in the attic and it feels so good! It's hard to start the task but, once it's underway, I can't get it done fast enough. Your header picture is so wonderful!
Enjoy your weekend,
Robyn

bettyj said...

I have an idea! Just leave it up and you will be ahead next year!Well I am trying to make you feel better.
What a wonderful friend who will send so many wonderful gifts.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin, Saw you were doing the Chirstmas chain and thought I would just read it all in one sitting. Love it!!! Love the Jack Frost pics!!! It got that cold there??? Lovely gifts you received to treasure for a life time!!!!
Hope things are going well there.
Keep in touch!!
Lois

Karen said...

My decorations are down, packed away and now my house is 'dead' - I do not like this look - I haven't even brought up my normal decor so I have many bare spots.
I love the cheerful, colorful look of Christmas...What wonderful 'angie' gifts you received.
Karen

Ann said...

Yep, I love Angie too! She is one creative gal that is FULL of energy.

I still have 4 trees up - I don't like to take them down either. I'll be changing one over to a Valentine Day tree soon.

We were up your way for New Year's. More snow on the ground here in Ohio than in SE Wisconsin. ~Ann

Rhissanna said...

I hope the memory of the truffles helps with the books! What lovely things; I adore the primmy snow man. Happy New Year, dear, Miss Crow, and have some tea with those books.

lilraggedyangie said...

Aww my dear feathered friend you are too sweet to me !!! I just knew that book was perfect for you when I found it . Thanks to all for the kind comments prayers and blessings each of you are dear to my heart ! hugs lil raggedy angie