Friday, December 4, 2009

'Breath of Heaven' ~ Share The Joy Blog Party...My Joys

   Welcome to 'Share The Joy' Holiday Decorating and Craft Blog Party.
Hosted by Denise @ 'Bella Dreams'. Please be sure to hop on your sleigh and take a snowy trip over to her blog and take a look at how all the other blogs are 'sharing their joy'. Click on the Party badge to the right of this post to get to 'Bella Dreams'. You'll be blessed and inspired by some of the gorgeous vintage ideas they all have. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, coffee, or cider and sit a spell. Feed your creative side throughout the day. Turn your speakers up just a bit and be treated to some great Christmas music. Thank you so much for stopping by Robin's Egg Blues and sharing my joys!

Breath of Heaven
I have traveled many moonless nights,
Cold and weary with a babe inside,
And I wonder what I�ve done.
Holy father you have come,
And chosen me now to carry your son.
I am waiting in a silent prayer.
I am frightened by the load I bear.
In a world as cold as stone,
Must I walk this path alone?
Be with me now.
Be with me now.
Breath of heaven,
Hold me together,
Be forever near me,
Breath of heaven.
Breath of heaven,
Lighten my darkness,
Pour over me your holiness,
For you are holy.
Breath of heaven.

Written by
Chris Eaton & Amy Grant
(Sung by Point of Grace here..).

The next images are from 'The Nativity Story'. It is a close account of Mary's journey with Joseph and the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

  'The Nativity Story' is a must see at Christmastime.
You can get your copy HERE , sold at for $8.99. Or watch for your local listings.
      If you keep scrolling you will find just a couple of my decorating ideas, I love simplicity, especially at Christmas time!
The next 2 photos are courtesy of Country Living Mag.
I (heart) pinecones, they speak of simplicity.

See the scattered pinecones?

Joyeux ~ Noel !
Merry Christmas !
Feliz Navidad !
Buone Feste Natalizie !
Mele Kalikimaka !
Vrolijk Kerstfeest !
Glædelig Jul !

                       A handmade pennent (made by moi) with faux acrylic prisms that I purchased at
Pier One. The silver glittered chipboard flourishes and letters are from K&Company. The trims and paper are Martha Stewart purchased at WalMart!
I wanted a cooler feeling here living in the southwest.
No snow, but it gives us a cool frosty feel.  ;-)

One of these days while the man of the house is away fishing, the lady of the house is going to transform this china/hutch cabinet into a shabby distressed piece. It would look great painted cream and antiqued. ;-) Mini Believe banner looks better on a creamy background.

Sweet Little Mini Banner...

Mini banner is made by me. I used star chipboard with vintage sheet music glued on, then sprinkled
tinsel glitter and vintage scrabble tiles BELIEVE.

Decorate with old scrabble tiles! The round box I covered with vintage sheet music.
Fleur de lis bottle on top of the box has cut strips of sheet
music rolled up and put inside.

Little French lace and buttons inspired wreath, handmade by me.

I like the vintage stains on on the photo if you like to see.


Silver and more silver(plate that is).

Rolled up vintage sheet music adds some class. Can you tell I like old sheet music?
Four of our five joys! The fifth joy is napping. :-)

Our tree sits in the middle of the LR not quite finished. Come back Monday for a treat!
We'll do a little decorating outside next week, it sure is nice enough here.
Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Thank you for sharing these joyful and beautiful Christmas images and thoughts!

    Best wishes, Natasha.

  2. Loving everything! Beautiful vignettes and pictures!

    Breath of Heaven ~ I love this!

  3. As usual, it's all so lovely! Thanks for sharing with us! Love your banners and everything that you made. I adore the homemade touches!

  4. Anonymous4.12.09

    I loved you blog posts today. Everything you do is so pretty. You are so creative. I love all of your crafts. And yes, you need to redo your hutch. I love the snowflakes floating across you pictures....Love, your sister :)

  5. What a blessing coming over here to find the wonderful Nativity Story and beautiful lyrics. Your banners are just beautiful and I love the creative scrabble tiles! You have a lovely blog.

  6. Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration! I'm going to borrow your star/scrabble tile garland idea. SO cute!

  7. Your decorations are absolutely beautiful and I love the robin egg color. Fantastic Party. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  8. Loved looking at your pictures and left your music playing for several hours. I really enjoyed it.

    Merry Christmas


  9. what a pretty blog and BEAUTIFUL family!! i enjoyed my visit here. That is one of my favorite x-mas songs...i have met amy grant, and her daughter and mine were friends in high school ( i live in nashville so meeting
    "music people" is not uncommon).
    take care,

  10. absolutely beautiful! I love all of your neutrals and cool whites. You are right, you MUST paint that buffet. Men just don't get why we want to "mess up" a perfectly good piece of stained furniture.

  11. i really like your style...beautiful things:) i love vintage sheet music, also...


  12. You have created such a peaceful mood with your softly falling snow and beautiful images.

  13. Love the decorations, what a beautiful color to decorate!!!!
    You have made so many gorgeous things!!!
    Margaret B

  14. Oh Linda,
    Supburb post, just a breath of fresh air. The Nativity Story "is" wonderful, and the reason for the season.
    I love the Noel banner you made,,,the oval frame with the wisper of pine is perfection. The Believe Banner is so sweet,,and the box with the glass bottle really matches and,,well,,you are just amazing. The sweet wreath, silver, and your shining kidletts are precious. !5! How do you find the time to get it all done! I'm lovin the music too! Merry Christmas

  15. Hi Linda! Merry Christmas! I loved all the photos but my favorite things were the pretty decoration that you made! I just loved them all, and the vignette with the box is FAB!!!! I think you know EXACTLY what to do with scrabble tiles! Have a wonderful weekend my dear!

    My Desert Cottage

  16. I dearly love this blog - you make such beautiful things!

  17. Your decorations are so lovely! And funny you have that Noel banner. I made one too this year. Haven't shown it on my blog yet (I am so behind on that one) but I did change my banner and there is a picture of it in there now.
    Lovely to meet you and I am sure I will be over here more often


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