Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Candlelight: A Reflection

Have you ever seen such a beautiful couple? One that has managed to stay together through thick (skin!) and thin (ice!), remaining close after all these years, complementing each other's personalities like apple pie and ice-cream?

I'd like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of you who have graced this little blog with your thoughtful presence, visiting and taking the time to leave such lovely comments, even when your days are a busy and bustling whirlwind of work, family and chores!

You can't possibly know how much I truly appreciate hearing from you! Your kind and caring words have been such a bouquet of inspiration, from the very first day, back in May, when Poppyview debuted in this big, bold blogosphere!

As the new kid on the block, I simply hoped that someone... anyone (!), would drop by, even for a bit, if only to say, "Hey there, nice to meet you!".  To my delight, you popped over, and luckily for me, have stayed a while and I couldn't be happier! 

In turn, you have graciously opened up your 'doors' and invited me in for a chat and details about your newest project or latest trip. Other times, perhaps even more importantly, we have been there for each other- support, from a now familiar voice, albeit, sometimes far away in miles, but nearby in our thoughts and prayers. Ultimately, isn't that what friends are for?  Ditto for blogger buddies, I'm sure.

    And so, on this cozy, candlelit eve,
 I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. 
May joy and peace be felt in your hearts,
 and those of our fellow man, around the world.



  1. Merry Christmas Poppy! Best wishes for 2013!

  2. Your home looks so pretty and festive Poppy!

    Merry Christmas:)

  3. Merry Christmas, Poppy!


  4. Wonderful pictures!!

    Happy Christmas!!!

  5. Dear Poppy -
    I'm so delighted to be one of your earliest followers :) Thanks for all your posts in 2012. I've really enjoyed my visits. Enjoy the rest of 2012, and keep it festive and fabulous!
    My best,

  6. Merry Merry Christmas Poppy.....wishing you peace and happiness and a wonderful time with your loved ones.
    Like yourself I too have enjoyed your contact,comments,posts and beautiful photographs throughout the time we have been following each others blogs. I admit to not being able to comment with great frequency during the school terms because of work but try and make up for it when I'm allowed to indulge in my blogging which is rapidly becoming and addiction.

    Amanda xx

  7. Merry Christmas. I enjoyed visiting your home.

  8. Hi Poppy, Your Christmas decor is wonderful! I have enjoyed following you from the start and I look forward to seeing more in 2013. Thanks for joining the Open House Party and Happy New Year. xx, Sherry

  9. Hi Poppy - beautiful job with your Christmas decorations!
    Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas - and wishing you the happiest of New Years!
    Big hugs,

  10. Lovely couple Poppy !The Christmas decor is wonderful !
    I wish to you and your family Happy New Year !

  11. Happy New Year Poppy!! Wishing you the best in the coming year!


  12. Oh...I think I just lost my comment to you....Sad!
    Well...Here goes...One more time.
    Dearest Poppy,
    Thank you for your wonderful blog and darling posts. I have enjoyed each one and have appreciated your sweet spirit.
    I have been grateful for each one of your thoughtful visits and comments. This coming year will be a blessings as we continue to share our lives via blogland.
    I'm so happy you are my friend!
    Carolynn xxx

  13. Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  14. Blogging is a wonderful community. So happy to have you be a part of mine.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Merry Christmas Poppy. I am so glad I have gotten to know you a little..and hope for many more blogging years together...You are a real asset to the whole blogging community...
    Love, Mona

  16. You've said it beautifully - there is a warm and fuzzy feeling among bloggers - something I didn't know when I started, but you can't help but feel it. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

  17. Gorgeous décor and the porch is amazing. Merry Christmas Poppy!

  18. Ditto Poppy!! I feel the exact same way~ your thoughts are always expressed so eloquently! Merry Christmas to you and your family and best wishes for a wonderful 2014! :) Kim
    ps~ what a pretty house you have!


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