Hi Everyone
Happy Monday 
 Thank you to everyone
 who entered
 to win the Thankful and Grateful giveaway
You are all a Blessing

The winner chosen at random is

 Patti from
Ivy and Elephants
Please email me at
countrydays1@gmail.com with your address
and I will send it off to you asap

Our paper white bulbs are blooming like crazy and
 for such a tiny little flower they sure have a beautiful and powerful fragrance
We started to decorate our mantel for
  Christmas last night
somehow these
vintage white jars have multiplied all over our cottage
they are just too cute to pass up when found
 the way the paperwhite flowers look
 plopped inside these
vintage white jars

I am only giving you a peek at the mantel because
 it is still a work in progress 
we have had such a busy wonderful week
that I haven't been able to get all
 the Christmas decorations
 down from the rafters yet

With Christmas carols playing on the radio and 
our first candle already lit for advent last night
  Christmas 2013
 has truly begun
have you started decorating your mantel
linking for
Mod Mix Monday

romantic saying for today

"When two people are at one in their hearts they shatter even the strength of iron"