Sunday, December 21, 2008

Advent Sunday - the fourth candle

It is the 4th Sunday of Advent. December has gone by so quickly even though I have tried to reflect each week on true Christmas spirit. I have not gotten caught up in the rush of commercialism. This candle is lit for love...

Reflections on this are easy for me. Although autumn is my favorite season, I truly love this time of year. Christmas is a magical time.

One major thing in Jos and my life is our love for Cranberry Cottage. We now spend each Christmas there very quietly. I am inviting you to join us by taking some time to watch this slideshow of the cottage decorated for the holidays. You can watch it here or click on the slideshow to watch.

I hope you enjoyed visiting us at Cranberry Cottage. What are some of the things you love this Christmas?


Sonja said...

Your slide show is wonderfull.And so nice you invite us all to Cranberry Cottage. I think this time I'll pass and simply go to Amersfoort! See you tomorrow!

Susan in SC said...

What a rare treat to be able to visit you at Cranberry Cottage! No wonder you love it there!

Maggie said...

I loved your slide show of Cranberry Cottage, i wish i could escape the comercial side of Christmas sometimes, i love when the shops are closed on Christmas eve, there is so much hustle & bustle everwhere you go this time of year, i will be at work until christmas eve luchtime so will miss the last rush thank goodness.
Thank you for visiting my blog, i have photos of my red wall now, very pleased with it, hoping you will take a look when you have time.
Have a lovely peaceful Christmas.
Maggie xx

Pondside said...

What a nice tour that was, Heidi! No wonder you love to go to Cranberry Cottage every holiday - it's such a pretty place. I hopeyou have a very Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

My visit to Cranberry Cottage was wonderful! Everything looks so pretty...your cottage is just lovely and I can see why you both love it...especially at Christmas time. Hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

That is great, you are just getting to be a talented slideshow maker. You are already talented in every other way. That was great. I know the cottage is very cozy. I can see Jos blowing the candles out too.
Have a great Christmas.
Love you guys, Mom
You too Dagi

hazel c UK said...

Oh Heidi that was a wonderful tour of your dear little home in the woods. I could imagine wandering around it. I simply love the bird tree. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Christmas wishes to you and Jos.
Love Hazel

Carolien said...

Cranberry Cottage is magical too now, Heidi! It looks great, I especially love the quilts with the Christmas trees on it. I hope you will have a wonderful time there!!! (I wish I could 'hide' somewhere too, but that's no option for us, I'm afraid ... well, never mind)

Big hug, Carolien

angelasweby said...

I cannot tell you how much pleasure your slide show gave me. I really felt as if I was there, in your beautiful cottage, all over again.
I love the way you have decked the cottage out with greenery, beautiful candles and glassware. I love the bell jars with the little chains, they are so pretty and the Christmas posters on the wall. The quilts and the welcome are both warm and cosy.
I love the beautiful music and your little captions. Congratulations on a really successful slideshow :>)
Hugs, Angela

Andylynne said...

Thank you for the tour of your cottage. I will be arriving for the holidays let's say around the 23rd. What you say Cranberry cottage is small, cozy, warm and oh so private:) Ok I will postpone my visit for another time. I will gvie you ample time to enjoy your little nest for the Holiday. May you be warm and your wishes come true. Happy Christmas, and a wonderful new year.

Ginny said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures of Cranberry Cottage. I wish I could visit!