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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

Beverly from How Sweet The Sound asked us this week to share a Christmas Tradition and altho we have many, I think the one that means the most to us is this....
On Christmas Eve, the family joins together for dinner which always consists of some food from Sweden and some food from Norway. My husbands family is from Norway and mine are from Sweden. We try and represent our families as best we can, having never lived there at all. At the end of the meal, we read the Christmas Story from a Bible that was given to us by my husbands father. It is the same Bible that my father in law read from to his family. We have always let the children open a gift before bed and now do this with the grand children as well. It makes for a very exciting evening of family, love, hope and heart.
I started collecting Spoke china many years ago and always seem to find more pieces to add each year. I love this pattern and the piece above is a new one. I have no idea why blogger seemed to think it important to rotate my picture, but I have no idea how to turn it back....oh well, you can see it is the shape of a tree, I love that.
If you were wondering where I was last week, this picture below will certainly give you a hint.

Yep, we spent a week at Disneyworld with our son, his wife, and the grand children as well as my mother. We had the best time too.
Wouldn't you just love this in your yard??!! The decorations were more beautiful than words could describe.

Hey Pluto, want to play??

If you like topiary's you would love this one.
Now here is the prettiest and fairest princess of all!!!
Thankyou to all my pinkie friends for all your comments. I love each and every one. Please be sure to check the list on Beverly's blog for all the beautiful pink posts this week. I want to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!! See you all in 2010!


sissie said...

Ah, isn't she cute, what a little princess.
That's wonderful that you carry on your family's heritage through food and togetherness.

Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas.

CC said...

Your tree dish is so pretty and the tiny princess is just adorable. I'm so happy that you had a great time with family at Disney World. As a p.s...my husband is Norweigan and his father spoke the language perfectly. It's a beautiful language and beautiful customs. Happy Pink Saturday and have a most blessed Christmas.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Char! Wonderful Christmas traditions! Your tree dish is really sweet. Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family!

Christmas blessings,

The French Bear said...

She's adorable!!!! How nice to keep the family traditions going, it makes it so special!
Margaret B

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I love your family traditions! What a great idea to have foods from your cultural heritage. I am so glad you got to spend some time with Disney. I know your grandchildren must have absolutely had the time of their life. Wishing you and your family the best Christmas ever and the happiest of New Years, Char. Vicki

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a pretty princess. She is a little doll!

Loved seeing your lovely dishes and hearing about the foods from both family's backgrounds. That's neat.

And I enjoyed seeing the topiaries at Disney. We are going for dinner there on Christmas night with our godchildren and their family. I'm looking forward to it!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Sheila :-)

Self Sagacity said...

Very nice post and lovely photos. Haven't seen Snow white in a while, happy to know she is around and gorgeous.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Merry Christmas Char, I love your family tradition and I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year, blessings, Maureen....

Betzie said...

How lucky to be able to go to Disney World at Christmas!!! A magical place for sure...your little girl is precious!!!
Love your spode tree plate...and we used to open a gift on Christmas Eve as well...fun memories. HPS

Elena said...

The topiary looks amazing.... and I like your Christmas tree dish.
How lovely to read the Christmas story from the Bible - precious.

Happy pink saturday!

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Our Back Porch said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas traditions with us. Precious princess indeed! Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,

Tricia said...

What beautiful Spode pieces! And it looks like you had a wonderful trip to Disney. It must be a wonderful time to travel there. Your little granddaughter is so cute. My dd had a costume like that one when she was little. Fond memories....One of my closest friends is Korean but was adopted into a Swedish/American family, so I have loved learning about the Swedish Christmas traditions through her. Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy Pink Saturday.


Pam said...

What wonderful holiday traditions. Your little princess is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday.

g said...

What fun! How sweet she looks in her snow white costume! Have a lovely Pink Saturday.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a darling fairest princess! Love your Christmas traditions! How delightful to share dishes from the Scandinavian countries of your parents! Lovely Spode Christmas pattern! Wishing you a blessed Christmas! Coralie

storyteller said...

What an adorable little QT ;-)
Thanks for sharing your holiday traditions. My 'ex' was Norweigan and used to make Lefse years ago.
My Pink Saturday is at Happily Retired Gal
Hugs and blessings,

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh! the Disney Pics are so great and the Princess....she's adorable! How wonderful to carry on a Family Tradition of food and Christmas reading from an Heirloom Bible. Love your Spoke Christmas Tree Plate...yep, Blogger has been amiss this week in Texas, too. Thanks for visiting and here's wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas...Sue

Susie Jefferson said...

What a little sweetie! And how wonderful to have all 4 generations together at the same time. Happy Pink Saturday!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Oh what fun you and your family must have had,
Disneyworld at Christmas! A wonderful tradition to read about.
Merry Christmas

My Feathered Nest said...

Love Disney! We go there as often as possible...I even named my newest adopted kitten, Disney. The topiaries are fantastic...we just came home from Disneyland in California. The little princess is so adorable!!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

She is so cute. The perfect princess. What a wonderful time you had. Isn't God good? Have a great Christmas week. Blessings, Martha

Cottage Rose said...

I love your Christmas dishes, so pretty. I love how you both bring your families heritage into your traditions.. I love the Disney photos,, the sweet Princess is so darn cute... Happy Pink Saturday..

Merry Christmas;


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gosh Char....beautiful SPODE...Blogger turned one of my pictures the other day....I had to start over.......what a pain!

I loved hearing your traditions....I think that extra bit on Pink Saturday makes it all the more special, don't you?

Your little princess is ADORABLE....Wow! Disneyworld....too much fun....especially at Christmas. HGTV had a show about a week ago or so about what goes into doing up Disneyworld for Christmas. What an amazing amount of work.

I'm glad you had the opportunity to enjoy it with your family.

Christmas hugs!

Dogmom Diva said...

Char, love your spode and also the traditions you have with scandanavian foods and the heritage bible..and what wonderful memories for your grands! My mom has my grandmother's spode, my mom isn't giving it up yet. I have my own holiday dishes so that might be something that I tell mom to send along to my sister who has much less than I.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed Christmas..

xinex said...

The topiaries are lovely but the princess is the loveliest of all! How fun to be in Disney. Hope you and your family have a Blessed Christmas!...Christine

JJ said...

Nothing beats the kids does it?
Great post - enjoyed it

Amisha said...

Thank you for sharing your traditions and family pictures! Wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a pretty lil princess.. great traditions you have.. lovely tree dish.. Happy Pink Saturday & Merry Christmas

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, what a sweet little snow white (if I'm remembering my fairy tales correctly, LOL)!

Such a wonderful tradition you have and how special that you read from your FIL's Bible, a tradition that will continue on through the generations.

My sister collects Spode too :)

I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Hello Char,
I wanted to thank you for your kind comments you left on my blogs all along the year and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas warmed with joy and love and a Happy New Year with a good health and prosperity for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet little princess you have!!

I do love your Spode china- something you can pass down to that little princess of yours!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

Char, My fellow Spode collector and Swedish celebrator...your little princess is absolutely precious. I will think of you when we enjoy our Swedish meatballs on Christmas Eve. A nice smorgasbord can bring a smile to anyone's face. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
♥, Susan

susan said...

I love your Christmas Eve traditions! The old family Bible makes it even more special. I bet Disney is beautiful this time of year--and so is the princess! Merry Christmas!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday! Yesterday was crazed trying to get everything ready! Happy Holidays!


Martha said...

Delightful photos and traditions, thank you for sharing. Thank you also for your visit for Pink Saturday, my best to you and your family.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, so fun! You know I love Disney World, too.

Precious pics and stories below, I kept reading and following links and almost forgot to come back here to say thank you for sharing with us.

I wish you and yours the very merriest of Christmas's!

Blondie's Journal said...

You really are a wonderful 'family' person!! Spending Christmas Eve traditionally and sharing meals from your heritage. I love that.

It looks like you had fun at Disney World. I love your little princess...she is a doll!!

Happy holidays! :-)

Meg said...

Greetings Char, Thanks for stopping by with holiday greeting. You must have had a fabulous time in Florida and how perfect that there were enough adults to go around so the kids could have the most wonderful of times. I am sure they will never forget that Christmas present ever!! Enjoy the remainder of this holy season and your dishes are great, I too have trouble with Blogger and pictures but I keep trying. Blessings Meg

That shabby Pink Girl said...

I can imagine it was so much fun to go to Disneyland, and especially with the grandchildrem~we have something in common~ I am Swedish also~my Mother was born in Sweden~`she came over on a Boat to Ellis Island~~ and her name is on a plaque there.
i wish for you a wonderful Christmas.

marian elizabeth


What a beautiful little princess! How wonderful that you have the same bible to read from that your husband enjoyed as a child. Blessings!

Anonymous said...

.....Stopping by to Wish You & Yours a very Merry Christmas ! !

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
I had to pop over and tell you hello and Merry Christmas sweetie. I am praying for a better 2010. So much has happened this year.

Yes you and I do so need to get together and have a girl day. It would be so much fun. I really need it, I just can not begin to tell you how much.

Please pop over today. I want to share my new post with you. Come sit by the fireside and let's talk.

Country hugs and so much love..Sherry

Maria Berg said...

Yes they are - prettiest and fairest princess of all - our children and grandchildren.
I am glad you like saffron and it was interesting to read that your family comes from Sweden - pleas come visit me one day and I tell you all about Swedish food and tradition.

When i was traveling around the world an came to San Francis I went to Disneyland for more the 14 hours the same day - I loved it.

Wish you a happy Christmas and a lot of hugs from your grandchildren for 2010.
Take care,
Maria Berg, Sweden

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh how I adore Disneyland at Christmas time!
Merry Christmas... ENJOY!

dora said...

Merry Christmas, and a good year.
A Carmen hug

amber peterson said...

Your pictures look great. Let's go back to Disneyworld! :) It was so fun. Glad we all went together! Love ya, Amber