"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I have told you before about my love of Elsa Beskow books. I collect them and am so pleased they are all being reprinted in English by Floris Books. I decided since Christmas was approaching to order 'Peter and Lotta's Christmas'. It arrived on Christmas eve and what a sweet book it is!

It captures the joys of a child's thoughts and wishes at Christmas time.

The illustrations that Elsa Beskow created are timeless. They are so warm and inviting that you wish you could crawl into the book.

A great book for children of all ages!

Merry Christmas to all of you around the world! I hope you feel the magic of a child this Christmas day...

19 comments:

Brigitte said...

Merry Christmas to you and Jos, too. I hope you are enjoying the holiday as much as I am. It's so great to be able to let go of all the stress from work and just do what comes to my mind. Such a pleasure.

Elizabethd said...

Merry Christmas Heidi! Isnt it lovely just to spend a few days enjoying company , creating festive meals, and relaxing.

Carolien said...

Lovely book, Heidi!

And your snow is melting rapidly, I bet you don't like it! We had a few hours of sleep last night (it's all in the game) and are rolling off our chairs now ... still some hours to go ;)
Sleep well for later!

Hugs, Carolien

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas again Heidi. I already talked to you on Skype. Did the Gnomes escape dinner? I hope so.
Love you, Mom

DonnaTN said...

Merry Christmas Heidi! I hope this Christmas was wonderful at your home. Hopefully, many of your health and home problems are behind you!

Saskia said...

Merry Christmas!
Hope you had a perfect day yesterday. And today altough it's a bit slippery (rover and I where more like Bambi and stampertje!) a great day to go out and about.
HugsSaskia

ps. I even had time yesterday to do some quilting...

Linda said...

Merry Christmas Heidi....may the spirit of this holiday be forever in your heart...hugs, Linda

angelasweby said...

What a lovely book Heidi, It's exactly how i would love Christmas to be. I love the illustrations too. I've never seen these books before.
Warm hugs Angela

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the images in those books Heidi. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Blessings,
Marcia

hazel said...

A lovely book Heidi, hope you and Jos and a nice Christmas together.
Happy, Healthy New Year to you both.

Love Hazel

Tone said...

Hi Heidi!
This is the book from our childhood here in Norway! - althoug the boy is called Petter, two t`s... hope I remember right...

Too much food, too much snow - -but very lovely days off work...

Tone

Shari said...

Merry Christmas Cousin Heidi! You sure do a nice job of decorating your home. Had the whole gang here Christmas Eve. Lots of excitement!
love,
Shari

Sonja said...

Hoping you and Jos had a wonderful Christmas!! I love your new header with the lace caps! Liefs vanuit een sneeuwrijk Mount Carmel (UT).

Regina said...

dear heidi
the book is very nice.i hope you had a wonderful time.
i wish you and yours a happy new year
hugs,regina

Happy@Home said...

That looks like a darling book. I love the illustrations.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a healthy and happy new year.

Tone said...

Happy new year Heidi!!!
Hope this year will bring you all the good health there is!!
Love from Tone

carolr said...

I like your choices of songs. Happy New Year!

Tracy said...

Hi, Heidi! Happy New Year! Great to be back from our trip and catching up with you here... Feeling jet-lagged and heart-fuzzy after a sweet Christmas, good to be home and back in blogland. We return to LOTS of snow, cold and cozy days ahead. Wishing you & yours all the best of love, peace & joy in 2010! ((HUGS))

Nishant said...

enjoying company , creating festive meals, and relaxing.have fun

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