The days are cold; sometimes frigid.
We await more snow every week..
Our seasonal table represents the icy blue of winter; the animals hiding their food..
(beautiful wooden animals made by fellow blogger and friend )
King Winter standing tall.
I added a teal backdrop (a dyed cotton diaper), stood back, and thought that there was some kind of missing touch.
All at once, I realized what I wanted to place in our vignette to make it complete...
We live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania..also known as "The Christmas City", and with good reason!
High up on the mountain on the south side of our town, a large moravian star is lit year round..
Do you see it?
Road signs in our town guide bus loads of tourists to "follow the star to Bethlehem attractions" every December.
We are home to unique shopping, beautiful churches, and a gorgeous historic district.
I so love our little town!
It only made sense to add a Moravian star to our winter scene, as we are still in the Epiphany season (which I am learning more and more about...thanks to the wonderful Episcopalian church I have recently started attending. It has been glorious. My heart is so glad and filled with love, joy and hope!)
I found a Moravian star cookie cutter at The Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continually operating bookstore in the country, founded in 1745. (It is 5 minutes down the road from us!)
While I used it to craft our "Star of Wonder", I also couldn't resist making a beeswax impression for us to enjoy.
There is so much for me to be thankful for....thus far, 2011 has been a dazzling year...full of growth, acceptance, guidance, and appreciation. I am enjoying every second; knowing that there is more joy to surely come!
*our Moravian Star hung from our porch....you see a lot of them in our area!*
For the rest of the week, we will relax and do very little except enjoy each other and our beautiful, snow covered little town:)
p.s- Is anyone interested in swapping beeswax impressions?