Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Dreams

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and much happiness.

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Christmas 2010
The meaning of Christmas is all about giving.  At this time of year, we are generous with giving both gifts and our time to our relatives and close friends. Many of us also remember to give to those in need so that they and their families can enjoy a special Holiday, too.  Friendship and unconditional love are among the greatest gifts we can give.

The true meaning of Christmas fills my heart at this time of year, but the child in me has hopes and dreams for the luxuries of life.

One of my hopes is for tickets to the Metropolitan Opera .

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Verdi's Nabucco

I still dream of a diamond tennis bracelet from Tiffany's , a Schlumberger Lynn bracelet in 18k gold with diamonds.
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I dream of adding beauty to every corner of my house with the help of excellent interior design as provided by my friend Scott Tjaden of Tjaden Interiors. Good interior design is about maintaining a level of the lifestyle we choose. Tjaden Interiors has an online program making it all possible through photographs and an online consultation where luxury and living well is only a click away, Tjaden Interiors Virtual Design Service .

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I dream of an 18th century antique mirror from the exquisite Therien & Co. collections.  My friend Philip Bewley is based at their Therien & Co. San Francisco gallery. This pair of Spanish neoclassic gilt mirrors is from the fourth quarter of the 18th century, and is described as the oval plate within leaf tip and garrya husk carved frame with sunflower rosettes, surmounted by ribbon cresting.  The overall dimensions are 32” wide x 42½” high.
 
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10 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Marie!
    Thank you so much! You warm my heart with the gift of your friendship!
    Warmly,
    P

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  2. Philip, Merry Christmas to you and your family! I appreciate our friendship.
    Kind regards,
    Juliane

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  3. That is the most beautiful bracelet. Now I want it too. I'm so glad we are now friends as your writing style and personality are a joy to know.

    I very much love Philip and anything he has in his studio--is worth the having!

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  4. Thank you Scribbler. I appreciate your kind words.

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  5. Flowergardengirl, thank you for your compliments. I'm very pleased too about our brand new friendship. I'm glad that we both appreciate Philip Bewley and the collections in his gallery.
    Kind regards,
    Juliane

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  6. May I also wish you A Merry Christmas and much happiness in the New Year.

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  7. Thank you, woodpecker. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.

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  8. Juliane, I hope you got your beautiful bracelet!
    Hope your Chistmas was wonderful with your family as mine was with mine.
    Look forward to all your posts this new year!
    Debbie

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  9. Debbie, the bracelet remains a dream, but I did get opera tickets. Thank you, Christmas was lovely. My family also seemed to enjoy every minute of the time we spent together. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Kind regards,
    Juliane

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