Friday, December 25, 2015

A Christmas Greeting

Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas

The presents are wrapped.

The tree is decorated.

The fire burns brightly.


The Champagne has chilled.

In this quiet moment, join me. Take a seat beside the fire.

Keep an eye on the cat ... she loves to stalk the ribbons and has been known to tease them off parcels.

Should we reflect on Christmas's past, of the sorrow and joy that each year must bring?  Nostalgia is bitter sweet.  It is not always easy to accept the milestones we and those we love must pass.

But soon the house will fill with family and once again the clock will add these past moments to the treasure box of memories, a lasting gift.

Thank you my fellow bloggers, you are so supportive, kind and interesting. Such a nice meeting of minds from near and far. I wish you all the best.

regards Janine


  1. Lovely scene and lovely sentiments. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for many special moments to add to your treasure box of memories in 2016.

  2. Merry Christmas Janine! The room is so cozy and warm...nothing beats a nice fire and a drink.

  3. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas Janine and Company! It is ALWAYS a Great Pleasure for me to visit you here at Minworks, and to see the Remarkable work that you continue to showcase. Your holiday scene with the tree "La Cage Aux Faux", is so CUTE , not to mention -CLEVER! You always come up with the most innovative Christmas displays- and I LOVE IT! :D

    I can most certainly relate to your words in this post and I know that many other do too. And I agree 100% that bloggers within our world, ARE indeed "supportive, kind and Interesting"; Beautifully expressed my friend.

    You have the soul of a poet

    Merry Christmas to you and ALL of your family; and a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D


  4. Beautiful scene! Merry Christmas and wonderful 2016, a hug, Marisa

  5. Merry Christmas, Janine! Your Little house looks so wonderful all prepared for the Holiday...even the cat after the ribbons! The silver pears in the bowl are pure beauty! Yes, the Holidays challenge us with nostalgia and the passing of Time.... but we are here to Celebrate!
    Thank you for sharing your talents and your beautiful creations!

  6. Seasons greetings!!! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.
    Thank you for these beautiful pictures.

  7. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Janine and a very happy New Year =0)

  8. This room is so sophisticated. I love the little cat playing with the wrapping. The pears are beautiful! It's a gorgeous Christmas scene.
    Your words are so eloquent! Beautiful sentiment! I hope your Christmas was a fantastic one. And that 2016 brings all joyful things to you and your family. Happy New Year!

  9. What a beautiful room -- the decorations are gorgeous (and I can relate to the cat; Lizzie is much the same). Your thoughts are so beautifully expressed. I hope your Christmas was perfect!

  10. Merry Christmas Janine, and all the best wishes for 2016!

  11. what a lovely Christmasscene and what beautiful words Janine. And thank you for your wonderful contribution to the miniatureworld! I hope you've had a great Christmas and for now I wish you great newyears and a 2016 with only (or at least mostly) the kind of milestones for you and your loved ones that are the ones we'd like to remember.

  12. Beautiful post! Feels so much like you. Warm, unique, inviting, comforting and gracious. Merry Christmas my dear friend! Hope for a get together soon.

  13. Janine, I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year :-)
    your post is fantastic, I love your miniatures!

  14. Hello Janine,
    Happy belated holidays to you my friend. I wish you all the best for the year to come. Life does love throwing us curveballs, but it is nice to know we do not have to face them alone. Thank you very much for your great kindness, your support, and for inspiring us all.
    Big hug

  15. Hello Janine:)
    thanks for visiting, I am very pleased:)*
    Best wishes for the New Year :)
    Your arrangements are stunning!


  16. Hi Janine, What a beautiful blog and photos, such a lovely scene for Christmas, the tree is so unique and I love the furniture. I hope you had a great holiday and Happy New Year. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I noticed in my perfumes project blog you left a message for a Marianne and I just thought I should let you know you were still in my blog. Mini Hugs, Jean and all the very best. I hope to meet up with you again.