Saturday, December 4, 2010

Better Be Good


 Story time takes on a special dimension this time of year.


How many times have you said, or heard it said, that young people bring something magic to the celebration?

 And how many of your happiest memories of the season center on the traditions of your own childhood?

 You don't have to have someone wee around to bring the make-believe spirit into the equation. Do a little magic for yourself!
 . . . For goodness sake.

Written by Cynthia Paterson and illustrated by Brian Paterson, a British picture book from the Foxwood Tales series, 1998, now out of print. I acquired mine when it was first published, but they are collectible now and the only used copies I found on Amazon started at $143.00! I consider them worth the price, however. The adventure tales are well told, and the illustrations transcendent.

Thanks for the visit!
 I always love it when you stop by!
Ciao! for now!


Linked to HOW SWEET THE SOUND for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
and sharing holiday books at Food For Thought


  1. your vignettes are always so enchanting! TFS!

  2. *I agree-we need to create the magic ourselves-AND it's contagious!

  3. What lovely pinks! That is one of the most beautiful pillowcases I've ever seen!!

  4. What a lovely post.....and what a lovely blog, too!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  5. Beautiful, Jacqueline! This fits right in to my FFT post, so I totally agree. Bring some of the magic of our childhood into our lives.
    Happy Weekend! ~ Sarah

  6. How adorable!! I love the book with the cute little rabbits.


  7. Pretty pinks and I love the artwork on the book cover!
    Have a fun weekend!
    Hugs- Tete

  8. What a sweet, soft, elegant share. Love the book, I'll take that cup of tea now as we sit a chat awhile. TY.

    Have a beautiful winter day ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  9. So, so, so pretty! And I'm not even a pink gal. But these are just gorgeous!

  10. What beautiful pictures! I have so many happy childhood memories and cherish them all!

  11. Lovely post and I love the crocheting on the little ladies skirts.

  12. What a beautiful sentiment! And I LOVE that pillowcase with the crocheted "skirt." So unique.


  13. Love the beautiful pink crochet and embroidery! The book is sweet and adorable, too. I'm so glad I have some of my grandchildren nearby. They've helped decorate, and we've gotten out old Christmas books to read together, snuggled on the sofa. I suppose I'd do it for me if they weren't here, but having them certainly adds a sweetness I love! Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Happy Pink Saturday ~ What a sweet post!

    Happy Holidays to you & yours.

  15. The quilt on the bed is fabulous! What is the story behind the quilt? Also we never read that book-and we are BIG readers with four boys --Do you recommend? We have two little nephews -3 years old
    Lovely pictures

  16. How beautiful. I LOVE that skirt :)

  17. Your collection of linens are magical themselves! Love the sweet pink & this book looks delightful~ I have to check it out! You should link this to Food for Thought... each Saturday in December you share a favorite holiday book :-)

  18. Great photos, beautiful pillow case-Happy Sunday:@)

  19. Your photos and ideas just take my breath away...You are fast becoming one of my heros. :))
    In fact, altho I have NOTHING as pretty as you do, I am working on my red hutch today, trying for a look CLOSE to your beautiful hutch.
    Once I finish, IF it looks decent, I will be doing the happy dance all over Sweet Nothings...and I'll be sure to show it to you. Thanks again for the inspiration you instill in me with every visit to your beautiful home. Yes, 'mam...I want to creat some magic in my red hutch today. :)))

  20. this is darling... i love to SEE books~ i hope you will join food for thought, every saturday in december come visually share your holiday books with mr linky :)

  21. Love the embroidered items. Especially the pillow case. Beautiful arrangement as always.

  22. Your vignettes are magical, thanks for sharing some of the magic with us all.

  23. Such a charming vignette! I've never seen that book, but it looks like one worth finding. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Childhood memories are the perfect ingredient in everyone's Christmas!

  25. Beautiful pictures. I love those books, too.

    I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

  26. This is the most magical time of the year! Happy Holidays!

  27. The book, the linens...all so wonderful. Your post is a sweet story! Stephanie


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