No Practical Purpose …

It’s time for the December Notecard Party at A Haven for VeeThe guidelines:  choose four pics previously used on your blog that might make good notecards.  Here are my choices …

Go HERE to see entire tablescape.
Go HERE to see entire tablescape.


Go HERE to see entire tablescape.


Go HERE to see entire tablescape.

or·na·ment  /ˈôrnəmənt/


A thing used to adorn something but usually having no practical purpose.

No practical purpose other than to make us smile ... and pause … and reflect.  I think that’s enough this year.  Do you?

During this busy time of year, I am especially honored that you’ve chosen to stop by for a visit.  Thank you.  May the true meaning of Christmas permeate your heart and mind this season and bring you peace.


  1. Those are very nice photos!

    I love the beauty of this time of year!


  2. Lovely photos, certainly worthy of note cards! The first one enchanted me with the rich colours and textures, but then the old bell showed up. Such a charming ornament. Does it have a history with you?

  3. great shots. so lovely. i really enjoy the old bell & the Christmas ornaments too. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year in 2013. big hugs. ( :

  4. I really like the bell ringing one! All are lovely though. Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh…these are so beautiful they made me gasp. Beautiful thoughts to accompany these ornaments, too. Now I’m off to follow some links.

  6. Beautiful ornaments — so shiny and bright — and all from your tablescapes. Lovely!!! I think the practical purpose must be to make people smile! 😀 Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful photos, would make lovely note cards. The bell would be my favorite

  8. Yes, I do think that’s enough this year. It has been a year of thinking and reflecting for me, and it has been a good time of that reflection.

    I always try to pick a favorite picture in the note card posts. It was hard for yours because they all had their own special touch. I think I’ll choose the bell one for my favorite, but I am prone to changing my mind.

  9. I agree, it is a time to pause and reflect. Your photos are all exceptional note cards; my favourite is the last one.

  10. I’m with Debbie: the bell’s my fav! Loved them all!

  11. wow! The colors in your first photo are amazing, but the ivory and gold combo is stunning. I clicked the link to visit your entire tablescape. What elegant taste! Merry Christmas!

  12. I agree they all would make very nice cards. I like the silent night photo most but gosh that one with the greenery and bell keeps calling me back for a second glance. Gorgeous shots!

  13. Beautiful ornaments. I adore ivory and gold together. Loving the bell. Merry Christmas.

  14. These are just gorgeous photos and they’d make beautiful note cards. I’d buy a set for sure! Blessings, Pamela

  15. This is exceptional photography, Susan!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful ornaments!!! I really like the little bell and the Silent Night one!!!

  16. These would all make great Christmas cards. Love the rust bell. And the silent night ornament sure is a treasure!

  17. Lovely photos! They made me smile…

  18. That worked well. I’m smiling. 🙂

    Dropping by to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!