Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Sparkle of it All



If you hitch your wagon to a star, be sure it's the Star of Bethlehem. Spencer Walton



Selfishness makes Christmas a burden;
Love makes it a delight.

The joy of brightening a child's heart creates the magic of Christmas.
--W. C. Jones


It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
--Mother Teresa


 Christmas is a spark that ignites in someone's heart. Helen Keller
These are a few of the residents on  the glass shelves in my Christmas Nook,
The shelves are above my head, I took the pieces down to post them, the sparkle of it all is what I love.

26 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Love the glass figures and the sparkle of it all.

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Mercy, those are awesome pics, love the light dancing through the glass. I bet you know this camera now blindfolded.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

love those glass items! they can reflect light beautifully.

beautiful, sparkle photos!

Pam said...

I love the colorful Christmas glow that shines through your wonderful glass collection.
Sunday blessing, Sandra.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love lots of sparkle! Very lovely! ♥

Lynne said...

You are making me fell very festive! :D Like the glow. Thanks!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes. The sparkle of Holiday lighting and decorating. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And of course, you've done such a wonderful job of showing it.

'Course, I like sparkles any time. ,-)

“The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.”

~~Washington Irving

BlueShell said...

Oh...lovely pieces...and lovely words...all true!

Thank You!

laurie said...

I noticed you read some of the same blogs I do so I have come to visit, you have a lovely glass collection and the lights just make them glow! Beautiful, its so nice to meet you,

TexWisGirl said...

glad you enjoy your sparkly things.

Scott said...

You did a great job getting that sparkle to show up and I like your quotes too.

photowannabe said...

Very wise words in your quotes today. I do love the sparkle of Christmas.
Looking forward to finishing the decorating. My gimpy knee does slow me down somewhat but the tree is up, lights are on it and most of the ornaments. It will be so nice when its down and I can have my own sparkle.

Deb said...

lovin' your sparkles...and quotes...

Beverly said...

Like your pictures, love the quotes.

Ginny said...

You have a wonderful crystal Christmas collection! My favorite is the angel blowing the horn! I love sparkle and colorful clothes, I guess I am like a crow!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wonderful quotes. Seeing all these beauties is sure t bring on the Christmas spirit.

diane b said...

Gorgeous Christmas sparkle.

SweetMarie said...

Sandra your glass figures are all so pretty! I just love all that color and sparkle!

Ann said...

I love the sparkle too and the residents of your glass shelf are very pretty. Love that sleigh

SquirrelQueen said...

The sparkle is my favorite part of Christmas decorations too. You have some beautiful pieces Sandra. The angel with the trumpet and the deer both reflect an amazing amount of color.

I love the Helen Keller quote.

S. Etole said...

What beautiful light. I have a collections of angels so those really caught my eye.

Chatty Crone said...

You header is so beautiful! And your pictures as well. And this is my favorite quote:
If you hitch your wagon to a star, be sure it's the Star of Bethlehem. Spencer Walton

Sandie

Mama-Bug said...

I love all that beautiful Christmas sparkle Sandra!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, as much as I enjoyed seeing these lovely pieces, the quotes in this post were inspiring. I sometimes find it hard to get into the Christmas "spirit" with all the rampant commercialism, so finding a blog post like yours helps a lot. Thanks.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love your sparkly pieces! Love the quotes, too.

blindpigandtheacorn.com said...

Loved the sparkle-and the quotes too : )