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January 17, 2014

WINTER NOTES

Get Yourself a Dream...something to hope for!
 

It's probably a good thing to take lots of photos in winter.
It is rather magnificent to look back at all the beauty that
wasn't just a figment of our imagination.
 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take note of the moment and
DO NOT let it go...
for you see, the world is right now so beautifully dressed
 


Those old family photos.....it was so long ago.
They provide us the grand essentials of happiness,
Something to do, something to love and something to hope for~


First a howling blizzard woke us.
When little things are so nice, they become big things, she thought!


I think we shall have a breakfast party....yes.....
let's have German pancakes, thick-cut bacon and hot maple syrup
poured over the entire plate.....right there, outside under that tree.....
maybe not today, but someday~

 
The Romance of Home
Cooking Smells are very romantic in a cozy home
 

It was necessary to throw a sweater over her apron during the winter months.
I will always remember the banana fritters she would make for breakfast.
We ate every bite, along with hot coffee served with lots of milk and sugar.
I was only three.


After careful consideration, she removed all the kitchen cupboard doors and
she placed her most beautiful dishes there for all the world to see.
 

Now these three things remain~
 
Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is
Love ♥
1 Corinthians, 13



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful, and the Scripture at the end is perfect. Thank you!

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    1. How sweet Andrea! I appreciate your comments and for spending a few minutes to visit Estelle's! Hope your New Year is off to a great beginning!

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  2. You have some stunning photos here! I love the two story home in the first photo. Does it belong to someone in your family? The breakfast party sounds wonderful!

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    1. Hi Cheryl! The house reminded me very much of my Grandmothers.....I thought of her as I was writing this post....all so long ago, but such precious memories! So happy you stopped by today and took the time to leave such kind words!

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  3. It was ..like falling in love in a way. I do that with some blogs, and yours was one of those today. It...just "hit" me, as they say. I loved it..how you spoke of hearth and home and family. Simply lovely, Estelle.
    Mona

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    1. Oh Dear Mona....I am quite humbled by your sweet and kind comment. I so appreciate you and your lovely blog. At times, it can be a good laugh or laughter through tears...thank you love!

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  4. Now someone, perhaps you, perhaps not you, began following me today and, though I tried to find the elusive E, I could not. Then, I thought to google and up popped this most charming of blogs and I am totally smitten by it. Perhaps it is because of the colors...not a lot of white and cold blue...perhaps it is the writing, perhaps it is the Maine connection, though I see that you are now in Texas. Well, a gal can be forgiven leaving Maine for Texas...

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    1. Hi V! Indeed, it was me that had discovered your blog this morning and found it so lovely! Thank you for taking time to visit Estelle's (my blog is named after her, my paternal grandmother) and read this post. Maine was the perfect place to live...however, we could not leave our children and grandchildren behind....so....we found ourselves right back home in Texas!

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  5. Just found your blog, via Vee, enjoying it so much!

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    1. Thank you Sue! Welcome to Estelle's! Thank you for your comments!

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  6. Love your pictures. Hope you don't mind if I keep you on the sidebar.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the post Roe! Thank you so much for including me on your sidebar. Hope you visit often! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hi Estelle,

    I came over from Vee's Haven and am so glad I did.
    Your blog is lovely in every way. Get ready for some
    big traffic, as we all adore her and go wherever she
    sends us. :)

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    1. Dearest myletterstoemily...welcome and thank you so very much for taking time to visit and comment on Estelle's! So looking forward to getting to know new bloggers! Much appreciated!

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  8. Oh that tiny snowman on the swing is adorable. I came over from Vee's to say hi and I am your new follower. Please come over to my blog and say hi too.

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    1. Hi Terra! Thank you for visiting Estelle's and I look forward to visiting you also!

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  9. I too, popped over via Vee!

    Your blog is lovely and I am going to add you to my sidebar so I remember to keep visiting.

    Deanna

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    1. Hi Deanna.....thank you so much for taking your time to visit Estelle's! I look forward to getting to know you!!

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  10. I'm visiting from Vee's blog and she's 100 % correct, you have a lovely blog! I posted similar winter photos today. We are in Maine for the weekend, where I believe you lived. When you have a moment, please stop by, I love company and new friends are always welcome.

    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary! I am so looking forward to hearing more about Maine...it was our most favorite place we have ever lived! Thank you for visiting Estelle's!

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  11. Can you guess? I, too, am visiting on Vee's recommendation! Actually, I was here this morning, just enjoying myself and going from here to there and forgetting all about the day's responsibilities, when, lo and behold, the Fed Ex guy knocked on my back door and there I sat, still in my jammies! Oh dear! I sheepishly took my box from him and left Estelle's. But I determined to come back to this lovely space and that I will. :)

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    1. Hi Cheryl! Thank you for visiting and commenting on Estelle's! Love making new friends through blogging! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! Hope the Fed Ex guy left you a happy surprise!

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  12. Just when I thought I could not take another snow flake, ice cycle or frigid February day, along comes your beautiful photos and inspirational comments on this winter. I wipe away the tears,…take a deep breath and remind myself there is beauty even after so much frigid weather .Thank you!! I will try some of your winter recipes, poor a cup of coffee and thank God for my life and all that is around me.You are my muse!!

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