Mosaic Monday

My creation

oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary from Little Red House, is hosting this lovely day.

ephemera-christmas-treeMy friend Nancy Jo and I share the love of paper. Nancy Jo just sent me this lovely package. I couldn't wait to see what was inside.


nancy-jo-white-christmasI opened it up, and to my surprise it was a feast of ephemera.

A Gift from Nancy Jo

ephemera-christmas-treeI can't even begin to express my thrill when I looked through postcards, letters, special stationery, old checks, notes and illustrations. Thank you so much Nancy Jo, I will cherish them.


nancy-jo-white-christmasHmmm and some of those dreamy postcards would make wonderful hot air balloons, don't you think?


ephemera-christmas-treeLooking through old photos and ephemera tonight, made me think about how much I used to love to look through things like this at my Grandmother's home when I was little.


nancy-jo-white-christmasThanks for the memories Nancy Jo, and thanks for the inspiration. Please stop by Nancy Jo's Place and visit her lovely blog. You'll just love her header I promise.


ephemera-christmas-treeI couldn't find the song Paper Doll by Bing Crosby for this post, which was one of the sheet music books Nancy Jo sent me.


My creationHowever, I did find this dreamy song which brings back wonderful memories of his unforgettable voice...White Christmas. Does anyone sing White Christmas better?


ephemera-christmas-treeA White Christmas...I like the sound of that.

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh this post is wonderful, I love the hot air balloon cut out what a great picture.

Have a wonderful week.



C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Karen... oooh your ephemera is wonderful... I love old photos, checks, receipts, everything! And you are right, White Christmas is just not the same unless it is Bing singing it... Bisous... Julie Marie

Jeanne Selep said...

Absolutely beautiful post.

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

wWhat a delightful package, Karen! I'm crazy about everything you got, and yes, I can definitely see some of the things you got becoming hot air balloons! Those ladies being two...

Have a blessed week to come...


Sheila :-)

Alicia said...

How unique and different. Brings back lots of memories.

Sharon said...

Ah the memories your post has opened for me. Sharon

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos, I love the hot air balloon.

Lori said...

Karen, what a darling post...i love how you did your pictures, that is so darn cute...what a wonderful gift of paper goodies your friend sent to you!!!

Nancy Jo said...

You are more then welcomed. You have made a group of papers look very interesting. It makes me want them back. HA! I just knew that you would be able to turn them into something special.
I bid on a really nice lot of papers on e'bay last night but didn't win the bid. I will keep looking. So far in the last few months I have won three times. Wish you could see the two old scrap books I won. Can't decide if I should keep them as they are or use some of the things that are in them. Maybe I will take some pictures of the the contents and post them.
Thankyou for such a nice Monday post.
Nancy Jo

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful gift full of pieces to inspire and imagine!

LOVE Bing's white Christmas. I watch the movie every year. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas too.

storyteller said...

What DELIGHTFUL old things in your gift ... beautifully shared here!
Hugs and blessings,
My Colorful Sunset Mosaic

Mary said...

Oh what a BEAUTIFUL GIFT! Thanks so much, Karen, for sharing these lovely papers at MM. :)

And yes I love Bing singing White Christmas!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely header you have! Really puts a person in the Christmas holiday mood.

The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

Anonymous said...

Amazing goodies and fun mosaic today. I always enjoy what you share!

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. I love it all.

Nancy Jo said...

I posted a few pictures of the scrapbooks from E"Bay.
Nancy Jo

Sherrie said...

What a great friend sharing all that beautiful "stuff" with you! Have a great day!

A View of My Life

P.S. Bing Crosby's White Christmas is the best!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Your new header is magnificent my dear! And all the nostalgia and beautiful ephemera gives a happy and peaceful feeling! Thank you for such lovely art any time of the year, Karen!!!! Anita

Carol said...

Beautiful! A package full of treasures!

Kathleen Grace said...

What a beautiful package! I used to love to dig through my grandmothers old papers and sewing things. While she took her afternoon nap I would creep upstairs and go through boxes filled with the most wonderful things. She knew about my little snooping excursions and was ok with it as long as I didnt make a mess:>)