Saturday, December 10, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday {12-11-11}


Less is More

As we get older, sometimes Christmas becomes too much about the presents and the hustle and bustle of giving and getting. As I watched my baby girl gaze in wonder at the simple beauty of our little Christmas tree, I think about how Christmas really is much more simple and wonderful for our little ones. They have fewer cares and enjoy the holidays so much more. I guess it really is true.... sometimes less really is more.


Holiday Lights

There are many houses with Christmas lights around where I live, but I loved the simplicity of this house that simply had the star of Bethlehem overhead. That's what it is really all about, right?

 Ornaments

Our tree has many ornaments that we love because of the memories they are associated with. This particular ornament is my boys' favorite because they can pull the string and make the nutcracker move. They don't really understand the sentimentality of this ornament though. My husband was given this ornament when he was just a boy and I suppose he enjoyed pulling on its string as well.

Cup of Cheer

I was discussing this weeks photo prompts with a friend, and said that I didn't know what to take a picture of for this prompt. When she told me that a cupcake is a "cup of cheer" I thought she was absolutely right and not to mention brilliant! After all, a cupcake is a cup that can cheer up nearly anyone, right?

Nativity

I LOVE nativities. I have three larger sets on top of my piano and several other smaller sets. One of my favorites though is this ornament on my tree that my mother-in-law gave me last year. I love the simplicity of the silhouettes and the light shining through the glass.



25 comments:

  1. That is most perfect cup of cheer! Your tree is lovely.

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  2. Yummy looking cup of cheer. That first shot is so precious. And I love your nativity.

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  3. Such beautiful shots!
    Love your little girl gazing up, the perspective of the lights, the really unique idea of the cupcake and the glow of the lights behind the Nativity.
    Very nice series.

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  4. Your ornament is so delightful and wow . . . cup of cheer is so creative and I want one.

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  5. These are lovely! Love them all!

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  6. My mom collects nutcrackers. She would love that.

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  7. Love your cup of cheer& less is more shots :)

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  8. Your less is more is just lovely and so precious!! Love that cup of cheer, too!!

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  9. Your cup of cheer put a big old smile on my face. Love it!

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  10. Love your cup of cheer also less is more is just precious.

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  11. That is an utterly adorable shot of your daughter; your cup of cheer is so creative; the holiday lights could almost qualify as less is more too. What a festive set of shots! I love this time of year - the photo ops are endless!

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  12. Perhaps its my own cupcake obsession talking, but I LOVE your cup of cheer, and ornaments and nativity as well...all gorgeous!

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  13. love your little one peeking at your tree

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  14. Love the less picture. She is so interested. Cup is great also. All are great pictures. Thanks.

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  15. Wow...these were all just incredible!! Great work.

    Love your first one!!

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  16. That first picture is SO precious! What an adorable baby! And the cup of cheer - PERFECT! Well done!!!

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  17. What a great set - I especially love your less is more shot.

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  18. Your less is more is just precious....what a wonderful photo and a wonderful moment.

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  19. Oh, I just love that first shot! It's fabulous.

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  20. great pictures. I love your interpretations of the themes!

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  21. OH! The wonder! I just LOVE IT.. I think you should frame it with that very caption.. "less is more". So sweet!

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  22. Great photos....love the simplicity of the lights and cup of cheer is also fantastic.

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