Monday, December 15, 2014

December 10 on 10

Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire and Christmas treat.
~Sara Coleridge (1802-1852), "The Garden Year"


December is undoubtably one of my favorite months. I love the onset of winter, my youngest children's excitement for the upcoming holiday, and I actually look forward to the ending of the year. Maybe it's the feeling I get that a new beginning in the New Year is just around the corner or maybe it's the hope I find in the reason we celebrate Christmas, but the month of December holds so much promise for me. 

This year the start of the month has found me starting a new hashtag on IG (please play along if you are so inclined!), creating still life scenes on my dining room table studio, decorating my home for Christmas, and enjoying the bokeh filled aftermath of very much needed storms (California is suffering from a tremendous drought).  I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my December:


Cookies and tea...perfect for a stormy afternoon

My favorite still life subject: tea time

Tea time again!

Hot cocoa, peppermint sticks, and marshmallows...just because!

A few bits and baubles left over from decorating

Beautiful light for The Light

After the storm, and a bit of love.

Birch tree, I
Birch tree, II

Birch tree III

Thank you so much for joining me this month for the last of my 10 on 10 entries for 2014!  Please continue on the blog hop and visit Connie's beautiful blog and read about some of her beautiful ornaments and the stories behind them!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




9 comments:

  1. I did some still life photography this month too and used the lovely doily you gave me in a few shots....thank you again. Love all your images! You are so talented and your work really inspires me. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Kristina! I am so glad you are using the doily...I love seeing them in other's images rather than languishing at the bottom of my closet. Happy new Year!

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  2. I will look up your hashtag, Laura! I am in love with your first image. I want that mug! Love the lights behind. Amazing still life. All the images are beautiful. Have a wonderful Holiday!

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    1. Yay! I hope you join in on Teatime_Tuesday! And that mug...Anthropology! Happy New Year!

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  3. I love these Laura! Tea is one of my all time favorites and the trees with the rain drops are stunning. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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    1. Oh, Thank you! Tea is just something that I could not live without! And we hope to get more raindrops...but alas, nothing in our forecast! Happy New Year!

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  4. Beautiful images, Laura! I am so in love with the first one! The bokeh, the mug, the cookies... it's all so inviting! Hope you're holidays were quite merry and that 2015 is off to a great start! Happy New Year!
    PS. Love your OLW: Joy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Connie! My holidays were very quiet (well as quiet as it can be with 5 kids, 20yo-8yo!) And I am so pleased with my word...It was not even on my radar until a few days ago! Happy New Year!

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  5. Looks like a perfect December! Sorry I'm late in following our circle, but just wanted to stop by and let you know I love your images! :)

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