“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My Valentine

Robert Frost said it first...

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.       Robert Frost


Even though the world seems to be crumbling around us, we also must go on.  It's been very hard for me to focus lately with all of the chaos the new president is creating. I'm sorry for any harm or hurt that he has brought to you. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know that I did not vote for him, and I'll leave it at that.  

Since we've moved into February, I'd like to share a few vintage images with you.  Some are public domain images and a few are creations I made on Polyvore featuring some of my vintage items. Click on the links if you'd like more information. Hope you enjoy them!



 

This is a fantasy image made on Polyvore. It features one of my vintage teacups, this is the Wild Strawberry pattern by Wedgwood.




This dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy has gotten a lot of attention lately and you may have seen it on your social media. When I took a closer look, I realized that it is a Valentine photo. Love the girls dresses with the appliqued hearts, so cute!









This Polyvore set features two of my cards. The prominent card of the Boy with Cat is in my shop now.



 

The Girl with Dog card above is also available in my shop.  These Polyvore sets are fun to make and I love adding them to my Twitter feed to highlight my shop.  

I'm also offering a shop discount for my blog followers. Get 15% off your order of $20.00 or more from cravecute.etsy.com.
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(Expires February 28, 2017)

Thank you for visiting!
Hope to see you here again soon!
xx Diane xx

Friday, December 30, 2016

A New Year Soon Begins





The moving song below was performed on one of the Christmas specials I recently watched.  I was first drawn in by the beautiful melody and then the lyrics.  

I was unable to locate a recording to post, but I hope you enjoy the lovely, but bittersweet lyrics. They reflect my feelings about this past year and the new one that is almost upon us.  It's a nod to the past and a glance towards the future. Let's hope there are more bright moments and fewer dark days ahead. So while our futures are still unknown, perhaps if we all hold strong together we'll get through it.





Thou Gracious God


Thou gracious God, whose mercy lends
the light of home, the smile of friends,
our gathered flock thine arms enfold
as in the peaceful days of old.

Wilt thou not hear us while we raise
in sweet accord of solemn praise
the voices that have mingled long
in joyous flow of mirth and song?

For all the blessings life has brought,
for all its sorrowing hours have taught,
for all we mourn, for all we keep,
the hands we clasp, the loved that sleep.

The noontide sunshine of the past,
these brief, bright moments fading fast,
the stars that gild our darkening years,
the twilight ray from holier spheres.

We thank thee, Father; let thy grace
our loving circle still embrace,
thy mercy shed its heavenly store,
thy peace be with us evermore.


Words/lyrics - American Poet - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. 1869 
Music/English Folk Tune - Wareham