Monday, December 29, 2008


Christmas 2 Angels

Monday morning comes. And with it the sun. Snow, here just a week ago, is melted away. The day feels like spring. Fresh, new. I'm almost ready to come out of hibernation. Almost ready to write. Almost.

In the meantime, I was so delighted when I saw Ann's Christmas tree and quilt, worn wooden floors and fireplace, that I felt inspired just the tiniest bit. Not to write but to say in pictures... this is my home, this was my Christmas. Almost.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Banister

Christmas Mice

Christmas photos by L.L. Barkat.



Blogger nAncY said...

the mice make me smile

3:15 PM  
Blogger Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the angels in the top photo and the garland on the banister. And since liturgically, this is still the seaon of Christmas . . . merry Christmas.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous cas said...

Just as I would have expected. Lovely.

4:33 PM  
Blogger TAMI said...

The dark wood in your home is beautiful.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Ann Kroeker said...

Oh! Can I move in and shuffle across those lovely floors in my fluffy Goodwill slippers?

9:22 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Thank you for inviting us into your home for a peek. God bless you and those with whom you share your beautiful home.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

*Almost* makes me smile... I understand.

Thank you for *really* opening your door and heart to us.

Your home, *you,* are beautiful. Thank you for your always grace.

Merry fifth day of Christmas, my dear friend...

12:45 AM  
Blogger RumorsOfGlory said...

Oooooh, beautiful. Thank you for letting me in...

10:56 AM  
Blogger Laure said...

in the place called, *almost* there is no need for words. gestation demands we employ our imaginations.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Here, almost means that the tree is up, but crooked - that the ornaments are sorted, but only a few are on the tree - the car is unpacked from a trip south, but the floor is stacked with what came out of the car - the "children" are away at "his" family - and grant papers are spread about for a Friday deadline.

And yet, there is still the simple joy of turning off the lights in the house and the tree lights on and sitting in the quiet with a cup of tea...

Happy New Year to you - may your joy in Him be complete.

2:21 PM  
Blogger Lore said...

Pretty pics of your lovely home. Thanks for linking to me on your sidebar =) have a great holiday!

2:56 PM  
Blogger nAncY said...

3:08 PM  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, I guess our place might be similar in some respects to yours. We don't even have a Christmas tree up this year, the first year for quite some time, if ever for us. But some decorations, the reef, a lovely music box of the nativity. Busy for us, and now with Tiffany gone, not quite the same.

A most blessed and special new year to you and to yours, L.L.!

9:54 AM  
Blogger RissaRoo said...

L.L....thank you for showing us your beautiful home! I, too, understand "almost". It brings to my mind the daffodil bulbs in my spring garden, quietly putting down their roots and building their strength under a blanket of snow. Almost...

Happy New Year, my friend! Thanks for the joy you bring.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

Thank you for the beautiful glimpse into your home and your Christmas!

5:51 PM  

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