Thursday, December 24, 2015


From My House to Your Heart


Happy Times to All this Christmas Season. May the Love that is supposed to be born anew each year to reign over us manifest itself in each and every heart, and may the coming New Year be kinder, gentler, and more charitable to all. And above all may greater Understanding grow in our hearts along with a growing aversion to Clamor, Dissension, Sarcasm, Rudeness, 
and Condescension. 

~ FreeThinke


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18 comments:

  1. A season of good will before the Clamor, Dissension, Sarcasm, Rudeness, and Condescension reach screeching levels in an election year.

    Ah, well.

    Merry Christmas 2015!

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    1. "Nolite spurios te contundere"

      We have to work on making ourselves bastard-proof in the New Year.

      ;-)

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  2. Merry Christmas, FT!! And yours is a beautiful home filled with the Season's Spirits!

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    1. Thank you, Fj, and the best of Yuletide Joy to you and your family.

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  3. Forget to mention that I like the red bows.

    I, too, use a lot of bows. Even Ambie's apartment (the back porch) has a big Christmas bow in it. Cats love the color red.

    BTW, my Christmas tree is smaller than yours. Wish that I had one the size that you have, FT.

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    1. Alas! My kitties are never permitted to enter the Drawing Room –– unless they are firmly seated on my lap -- one at a time. You can imagine how long that tends to last. ;-)

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  4. FT,
    Is that a console stereo in the dining area?

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    1. No. It's a Danish-modern teakwood sideboard. The house here has aspirations towards being an elegant evocation of the Colonial Revival style popular among the well-to-do in the 1920's. It does tend to give that impression at first glance, but a more careful look with a well-informed critical eye shows it to be far more eclectic.

      The whole place is purely the product of Serendipity. Everything is second-hand, except the sheets and towels, etc.

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    2. FT,
      Almost all our furniture is at least second-hand. Many of the pieces we have were passed down as far back as the 1860's.

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  5. I apologize for the rude, crude, irrelevant remarks posted in my absence today.

    Merry Christmas to ALL!

    "Peace On Earth Good Will Toward Men."

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  6. If you have nothing pleasant to say
    Please turn back, and GO AWAY.

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  7. You are a man of many talents! Home Decorator, Photographer, Composer Essayist and Poet with a way of expressing beautiful thoughts with warmth from a caring heart. May you and your loved ones have a joy-filled Christmas and a wish fulfilled New Year.

    Your friend,

    Ann

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  8. And the very same to you!!!

    Lady J

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  9. Beautiful words. You've reminded us what's really important. We wish you all the best at the holiday. Merry Christmas!

    Pat & Marty

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  10. Yes! These photos warm my heart!

    - Nina

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  11. What a warm and wonderful Christmas scene! I love the green goblets with the red tablecloth. It all looks very inviting, warm, hospitable, and festive. Be careful or you will have your entire mailing list descend upon you next year. I am wondering what’s on the menu to complement the table setting?

    All best wishes for a happy, healthy, sane, and peaceful new year.

    Love and cheers and thanks for all your thoughtful poems and illustrations. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Kathy in London

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  12. Thanks to all who sent warm, appreciative messages filled with good will.

    They are much appreciated, believe me.

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