Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and an Enchanted Evening of Lights

Merry Christmas to all of you who have supported me throughout the year! Here is a card I wish I could have sent to each and everyone of you and some photos of a evening walk my friend, my daughter and I shared the other evening.  It was probably the coldest and most beautiful evening we will have before the new year. The cool clear evening made for a delightful stroll through acres of festively  lit gardens along the Intracoastal waterway here in our town. Please take a moment and stroll along with me. Sorry for the poor photo quality--I phone's are not meant for this type of photography, but it's all I have.

Structure made entirely from bottles.

Paper butterflies on trees in the butterfly house. Too cool for real butterflies!

Grape arbor; even more beautiful when it got dark. 

Hyacinths made from lights along paths and in a huge flower bed.

It took us several looks to verify that these are fake trees, all made of beautiful lights.

  This is one of the hundreds of old TALL live oaks (some of them over 300 years old!) lit with huge 3 dimensional stars. Each star is approximately 4 feet across.

  There were many, many of these "trees" about 30 ft. tall in all different colors.

These swans and dragon made of lights are across a lake, so they are actually very large. There are real swans that live in the lake in season--no real dragons that I know of!

This last photo did not turn out well, but it is a dock across the lake and some geese hanging out in the glow. Looks spooky and quite beautiful in real life!

Wishing you and your families and/or friends a  lovely Christmas! See you in 2016!
Sara Emily


  1. Hi Sara! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the Christmas wishes. I love your post, and I wish you a blessed Christmas as well.

  2. Merry Christmas Sara Emily! Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Here's to a happy and healthy and crafty 2016! Xx

  3. What a lovely post Sara, I loved seeing all the beautiful lights - and your card is beautiful! Merry Christmas to you too! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 0hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Wow - just gorgeous Christmas Lights Sara - thank you soooooo much for sharing these. I don't leave the ranch much so this was REALLY a treat for me to see. What a spectacular walk you had!!! And of course, I love the card too - so elegant but glitzy too. You have been a true delight to me over and over and over again this year in ways you can't even begin to imagine. If you ever doubt that you are touching lives - the you have a purpose... for sure know that in 2015 - YOU were/are my faithful encourager, my inspiration, my JOY. It's true dear Sara. So true. All my Love and wishes for the best Christmas EVER . joi ♥ღஐƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒஐღ♥

  5. I need to find out exactly where you live dear heart! My sister used to live in Ridgeland and my parents lived on Sea Pines Plantation in Hilton Head. I have not been there in a few years. I am from Asheville and our last address was Brevard. We recently moved to Amelia Island which is so close to the Georgia state line it should be Georgia!!
    Merry Christmas Sarah and I sure do love your blog!
    Sandy xx

    1. We are in Wilmington, north of Hilton Head, across the border into NC. My husband is from Asheville. It is a beautiful area! I don't know about Ridgeland, but I'm not from around these parts...only been in Wilmington for 23 years! Wow that's a lot of years, isn't it?

      I do hope you come back to read this or I'm going to have to leave another comment on your last post! Thank you so much for your kind words and your support throughout the year! It really means so much to me!

  6. A fabulous walk, indeed! Beautiful card too! Have a merry Christmas, Sara Emily!

  7. Oh, I so enjoyed taking a walk with you though the amazing display of lights!! Wow!! What a beautiful place!! All of the lights are amazing!! I think the grape arbor might be my favorite...or the dragon!! How fun!! Thank you so much for sharing your walk with us!! And gorgeous card, too!! I hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season my friend!! Merry Christmas!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Oh, my dear Sara, what fantastic pictures and a beautiful card! Wish I could see all that beauty in real :)
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog and I am proud to call you a friend! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family, my dear friend!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

  9. thank you for taking us along! So glad to see you are out and enjoying some holiday festivities!
    Sending you lots of love and wishes for a Merry Christmas dear friend!
    Happiness and joy to you in 2016 as well!

  10. Wow - a real winter wonderland of lights - thank you for sharing all those great photos! Beautiful card too... the sparkly red and gold is so festive.

    Wishing you and yours a peaceful and joyous festive season!
    Alison xx

  11. I do so hope you enjoyed your Merry day with your family. So glad we have "met" through this journey and you are such a sweet person. Your card is fantabulous and captures the cheer of the holidays. Thank you for the inspirstion and wonderful cto moment you always leave. You are a dear. Merry Christmas! Huge Hugz! Your photos are so lovely and fun! That bottle wall is genius and ai bet it reflects the light fantastically! Hugz to you muffin!~Punkin

  12. Wow Sara, this might be my favourite non-crafting post EVER!! I'm already packing my bags to come and visit you because you live in an enchanted area!! I'm so glad you shared these photos, what a magical trip I just took with you!! Just popped in to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I'm sending cheers for a Happy New Year! hugs :)

  13. WOW! This bottle structure is amazing! It is such an impressive thing or sculpture. I don't even know how to call it. I'm totally impressed!


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