Monday, December 22, 2014

City Views, Country Dreams

Good morning from New York.


I wish you all a very Happy Christmas 2014, and thank you all so very much for all your visits and comments through the year.  What a wonderful gift our blogging community is!

xo

31 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Frances!
    I hope you enjoy some relaxing days holiday and wishing you a happy and peaceful 2015 xx

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    1. Best Christmas wishes to you, too, Celia!

      xo

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  2. Dear Frances,

    Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas an a Happy 2015 too! Thank you for your friendship in the past year!

    Sending love from The Netherlands,

    Madelief x

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    1. Madelief, many thanks for your wishes, dear friend. I'm looking forward to the New Year, too. xo

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  3. Your teacup card is beautiful, Frances: it evokes such dainty happy cheer. A merry Christmas to you, full of gentle joys.

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    1. Thank you, Mise, I've been painting these Christmas tea cups (and saucers) for many years. I love continuing this little tradition of mine.

      Best Christmas wishes to you and yours. xo

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    1. Thank you so much. A very Merry Christmas to you.

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  5. Such a lovely teacup painting! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Frances!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen, it's fun to send out some bright water colors to celebrate this time of the year.

      Thank you for your visits and the inspiration from your posts all year long. xo

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  6. Dear Frances,
    I would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas!
    Lots of love,
    xoxo Ingrid

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    1. Best Christmas wishes to you, too, Ingrid. What fun it has been during this year to see your beautiful posts...I have learned so much and thoroughtly enjoyed the lessons! xo

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  7. Happy Christmas Frances - have a wonderful time and a great 2015 too :-)

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    1. Thank you very much Su. Isn't this a marvelous time of the year...even if it can be a bit hectic!

      xo

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  8. Now I know it is Christmas, the teacups have arrived! Have a joy filled Christmas Frances. xxx

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    1. Val, it's so much fun for me to have this little tea cup tradition. Playing with colors and motifs in a festive way does bring joy.

      xo

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  9. I wish you the best CHRISTMAS TIME ever...take care, have a happy holiday and enjoy the season!
    Warm hug to you,
    Titti

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    1. Thank you for those wishes, Titti. I am now baking just one more batch of Christmas start sugar cookies, and then...relaxation will definitely begin.

      xo

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  10. You're so right, Frances. God bless the internet! without having all these lovely blogs to read, there are people I would never have "met," books I would never have read, places I would never have "visited." Such a great gift. Thank you for sharing your part in it. Hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas! xoxo Carol aka Canadian Chickadee

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    1. Carol, I really appreciate your comment about our world-wide community. It seems particularly great at this season.

      Happy Christmas! xo

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  11. Happy Christmas Frances. Such a beautiful little painting!

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    1. Thank you Gina! I think you know how much I enjoy painting these little cards. They always get my own Christmas spirit energized.

      xo

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  12. Merry Christmas to you and your family Frances and best wishes for a wonderful 2015!
    Susan x

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    1. Susan, thank you so much for your wishes.

      I am so glad to have connected with you via blogging, and actually cannot now remember how that originally happened...just know how much I enjoy visiting your place.

      xo

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  13. Hoping that your Christmas was merry and that your new year is full of good things! I'll be following your adventures with great interest! xox, Vicki

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! Yes, I've had a merry Christmas and now look forward to all the opportunities of the New Year that's almost here.

      xo

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  14. Frances, The days are creeping by and soon it will be be the New Year. So sending you lots of good wishes for 2015.
    We have a very frosty day here, been for a short walk along some slippery roads. It was lovely to see all the frosted leaves and the sky was pink at sunset. I came home thinking how many beautiful things I have just seen. And as I enjoy a hot chocolate and a warm mince pie by a warm fire, so much to be grateful for.
    Wishing you a wonderful year !
    Take care.x

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  15. Milly, I do like the sound of those frosty days and walks, since it was strangely warm here over Christmas. I think that the chill will be with us as we greet 2015.

    A very Happy New Year to you! xo

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  16. Dear Frances,
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  17. Thank you so much for the wishes, Ingrid. It's been grand visiting your site through each season of 2014. I look forward to 2015! xo

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  18. Hello Frances,

    We have been away for so long and have missed you.

    2014 seems but a distant memory now as 2015 is already advancing at a rapid rate. We do so hope that you had an enjoyable Christmastide and that the New Year will bring you joy, peace and success.

    The park improvements look wonderful. The fountain is a great addition and we can well imagine that there will be many selfies taken on that spot.

    In the Winter one does notice the small details so much more as there are fewer distractions for the eye. How brave that small clump of Snowdrops looks. Can Spring be far away?

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