Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Snow and Carnivals

Since this is my first post for 2013 I would like to start off today's post by wishing all of you a happy new year! May you be blessed with health, love and the things that make you happy in 2013!

Those of you who know me will also know that I love snow! This winter we had to wait a while and I was beginning to think that we might not get any snow at all - much to my disappointment! A while ago we had a few lost flakes, but these were almost instantly melted by the rain that followed. Then, last night, when I took the doggies out just before bedtime, there were a few tiny flakes - the kind that is only noticable to those who are looking very hard for and waiting almost desperately on this beautiful gift from nature. I told myself to not get my hopes up, but of course I wasn't listening! In bed, before I fell asleep, I lay there in the dark, wondering if it was perhaps snowing. So this morning, when the alarm went off, my first thought was of SNOW! I ran to the window and there it was: our neighbourhood covered in about a centimeter of snow on the ground and more flakes dancing down! I was instantly taken to my happy place! And, while writing here, I cannot help but staring at the window more than at my computer screen!

But snow wasn't the only good thing that happened to me today: one of the items in my shop were also featured in a bright and cheerful Etsy treasury, called "Colorful Carnival".

This fun treasury, full of fun and playful items (a beautiful contrast to the white outside my window) was done by Orsolya Springer from Hungary. Orsolya's Etsy shop, called SILHUETTE, is still relatively new, but definitely worth a visit. I especially love the tatted ivory necklace and earrings available from Orsolya's shop. These are SO perfect for a wedding!

Thank you Orsolya for featuring my straws which are sold with a custom digital file so you can print your own personalised flags: 

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