Friday, December 23, 2011

Poinsettias, abundance and snowman

 - These poinsettias displayed to dramatic effect in the swanky office building a client works in.  I've never been a fan of these plants, but they look beautiful here.

 - Mr C's got in the spirit of things on a rainy Thursday afternoon. 

- My coworker Joanne is a glass artist and actually blew the glass for this snowman ornament.  Love his orange carrot nose!  She made them for her clients, but I was lucky enough to be given one at the end of the day yesterday.  Probably because I kept admiring them so openly.  :)

I wish you an abundance of holiday cheer this weekend, my friends! 

30 comments:

Leonora said...

That's a gorgeous photo at the top!!
Blessings to you this Christmas season Lynn!

Wendy Shannon said...

Lynn, thank you so much for listing me as a blog you love. I too received one of Joanne's glass snowman. It is beautiful isn't it?! I too thought how she pulled the snowman's nose was so creative. And, I too, was so pleased to receive one. Happy Holidays. Wendy Shannon, WithaSouthernTwist.com

Lynn said...

Leonora -

I resisted the impulse to space those poinsettias apart perfectly evenly. :) Fortunately that's the only OCD symptom I have (I looked it up.) :) Christmas blessings to you, too, my friend!

Wendy -

Hello there! Joanne passed your business card on to me and said I would probably like your blog (www.WithaSouthernTwist.com), and I do! The snowman is so creative - her other items are great, too. Happy holidays to you, too, and thank you for stopping by!

Granny Annie said...

Not a fan of poinsettias??? Who ever heard of such a thing?

Might have to bring home some eggnog today adding to an abundance of holiday cheer.

It pays to work up some good brownie points by bragging. You will treasure that ornament for years to come.

sage said...

next time I'm in Atlanta, I'm going to have to meet Mr. C... As for poinsettias, I love them in the wild in Central America, where they grow wild and bushy

happygirl said...

Wow, glass blowing friends. Amazing. Such a beautiful ornament. I had to laugh when I read in the comments about spacing the poinsettias. When I saw the pic, I wanted to fix them, too. Gorgeous display. Thank you for the Christmas good wishes. I send them right back to you. btw, I'm loving the 60 degree days of Christmas in the mid-
Atlantic. Almost as balmy as GA. :)

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I guess it's that their time seems so short lived. And I've just never wanted them in my house because they make a little mess when shedding and I had to keep them away from the cats when I had cats.

Yum - I had a little eggnog at a party the other day. So good.

Am I bragging? You are right - I will treasure that ornament. I will put a note in the box that my friend made that so someday the kids will know that is a treasure, too.

Sage -

I have never actually been inside there, but I quite enjoy their sign. :)

I'll bet that is a sight to behold - poinsettias growing in the wild.

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I'm glad I'm not the only one. Yes - it looks as if it will be a balmy Christmas, too. I hope you have a great one!

TALON said...

I always think poinsettias are best in groups. That snowman is adorable. I have a thing for snowmen (sssh--please don't tell hubby) :)

Merry Christmas, Lynn! May yours be blessed and beautiful!

Louvregirl said...

Very nice holiday post Lynn! Love that hand blown ornament!! Too cute! It's a keeper!

Louvregirl said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you, Lynn!
From lg in the mountains!
And...a happy, happy and a blessed NEW YEAR!!!!!
Wow. :-0
2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

G said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you as well.

Lynn said...

Talon -

And Merry Christmas to you, too, my friend. And your secret is safe with me! xo

lg -

I imagine you will have a beautiful Christmas tucked away in the mountains. I hope it is Merry and Bright. (((HUG)))

I know - 2012 - wow.

G -

Same to you, my friend - I hope you have a peaceful Christmas.

Riot Kitty said...

Someday I hope to visit Mr. C's with you! That first picture is especially lovely, btw.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

We'll do that. And thank you - I cropped it so it would look prettier. :)

Jannie Funster said...

And a big big abundance to you too, Dear Lynn.

It would be fun to blow glass, I think.

And I thought the first photo was a painting until you described it. Just lovely.

Merry Merry Christmas.

xoxo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love that first photo!
lovely post for the holidays.

glad to see that beautiful bloom!

happy holidays!
lots of love.

Blue Bunny said...

merrie chrissmiss!

I hops you haz lots of joy and funs.

me

BB

ooxx

LL Cool Joe said...

The plants do look stunning I agree!

Love the snowman, that's very clever!

I just came here to wish you a wonderful Christmas Lynn. Thank you for your friendship this last year. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am here from Grannie Annie's blog - I saw your big beautiful blue eye. Merry Christmas. sandie

Sparkling Red said...

Ya, I'm kind of over poinsettias myself. Someone gave me one for Christmas one year, and the plant lived all the way through to the next Christmas... when someone gave me another poinsettia plant. I don't love them enough to live in a poinsettia forest, so in the end I ditched them both. (Then I felt guilty, because plants have feelings too.)

Snaggle Tooth said...

That is one dream-like pic! Very cool-
I'm sure Mr C;s is pretty cheery when you want to get tipsy... Well rain is better than snow- we're getting flurries with no accumulation... A semi-white Xmas!

Beautiful ornament! Lucky score- must be a good person to work with.

Thanks for helping with the Cheer part!
Merry Christmas Lynn!

Fireblossom said...

Aw, Mister Snowman is so cute! And I'm with you about the poinsettias.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I'm so glad I took time to take that photo since everyone likes it. Merry Christmas, Jannie Muffin!

xo

Betty -

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

Blue Bunny -

Oh there's funs going on here! Hope you have the funs, too.

ox

Joe -

Thank you - and thank you for your friendship, too. Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Merry Christmas! And I'm glad you stopped by.

Sparkling Red -

Oh my - I have the plant guilt, too. :) I hope you are feeling well today!

Snaggle -

I'm glad I could provide some cheer - Merry Christmas, Snaggle!

FB -

Merry Christmas, FB!

Scarlet said...

Beautiful plants and that snowman is funky indeed! Merry Christmas, amiguita! xo

Lynn said...

Scarlet -

Merry Christmas, chica! xo

Chatty Crone said...

I am sorry I am so late in answering you - but I love Atlanta Bloggers - I live near Kennesaw - do you live you near that?

I am your newest follower.

Sandie

Lynn said...

Sandie -

No - my address is Tucker, but it's close to the city of Decatur. Thanks for following me and I'll do the same on your blog!

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