December 24, 2010

Five (x11) for Friday: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Gingerbread House Lampwork Earrings from ArtandArtisan

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

Starry Mice from ZomaleeDesigns

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

Hanging Stocking Christmas Cards from sweetbellacards

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

St. Nick Friend from OhMafelt

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

Under the Apple Tree Canopy Bed from attiladesign

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

Plum Purple Lady Cameo Ring from NaturalAmber

And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,

Winter Hats Art Print from vusova

Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,

Napping Under Marshmallow Tree from krisblues

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

Winter Houses Illustration from strawberrypaintbrush

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.

Cocoa Cups Flannel Bedding from Garnet Hill

Away to the window I flew like a flash,

Secret Window Print from hitmydreameyes

Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

Window Notecard from PaperPress

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow

Winter Moon Watercolor from poordogfarm

Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,

Last Big Snow Print from ToddYoungArt

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,

Eye Chart Love from hawkgerber

But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,

Westies on a Sleigh Ride from watercolorqueen

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,

Little Race Car Driver Vintage Digital Photo from MissKym

I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.

Pink Cuckoo Clock from Paradise Twilight

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

Flight Magic Photographic Print from tinywhitelights

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

Shouting Alice from IceKubi

"Now, DASHER! now, DANCER! now, PRANCER and VIXEN!

Red & Silver Wrapping Paper from Pier 1 Imports

On, COMET! on CUPID! on, DONDER and BLITZEN!

Holiday Glow Pillow from tracybdesigns

To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!

Charleston Porch Dreaming Photo from sugarwaterstudio

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

Sleigh Bell Crewel Embroidered Lumbar Pillow from Pottery Barn

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

Windy Day from lauraamiss

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

Lighthouse Print from TheseLovelyThings

So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,

Rooftops in the West Village, NYC from janeywaney

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.

Christmas Sleigh Vintage Postcard Pendant from oliviamoon

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

By the Bay Print from jessamae22

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

Custom Reindeer from bookeesue

As I drew in my hand, and was turning around,

The Only Way is Up Digital Image Transfer Sheet from room29

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

Chimney Pots and Cloudy Skies from aroundtheisland

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

Hand-Knitted Cloche with Matching Booties from Sgardner

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;

Chocolate & Coffee Coat from Anthropologie

A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,

Wooden Toy Camera from littlesaplingtoys

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

Alexander McQeen Handbag via Polyvore


His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!

Effervescence of Winter Print from MommyMakes

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

Pick Your Won Cherry Print from ialbert

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

Diamond Bow Ring from Zales via Polyvore

And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

Norweigian Snowflake Knit Shirt from kimberite

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

Santa with Pipe Vintage Postcard from junkalot

And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

Nordic Winter Wreath from TheLinnetsWing

He had a broad face and a little round belly,

Jolly Snowman Portrait from CuriousPortraits

That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

Five Mirasol Farm Jams or Jellies from mirasolfarm

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

Sneaky Gnome Note Card from Baclori

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

Love Laugh Live Lavender Sachet from scentsibilities

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,

Felt Owl iPhone Cozy from frauleinschmidt

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

Pinky Calm Vintage Book Print from JewelzyBug

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

Figures,  Two Workers - Original Painting by artbyarlenebaba

And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,

Kooky Heather Grey Stripe Knee High Socks from littlemissmatched

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

Moustache Mug from LovedByYou

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

Chimney Photo from gothicrow

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

Whistle Print from IneSpee

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

Dandelion Print from 74LimeLane

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,


Merry Christmas to All and To All a Goodnight Sign from icehousecrafts

A merry, merry Christmas, to you, my moxie fab friends,
~Cath

PS Today is the last day of our TWELVE DAYS OF MOXIE FAB CHRISTMAS on our Facebook Fan Page. Click HERE to see the last gift of the season and comment to win it! :)

PPS Be sure and tune in next week for our Countdown to 2011 (remember how much fun we had in last year's Countdown to 2010?) in which I highlight the top 10 collections, trends, projects, and more--and then you get to vote for your favies! It's going to be a supah fun year-in-review which will kick off a new, e-x-p-a-n-d-e-d Moxie Fab World! Woot! Woot!

46 comments:

Kelly S. said...

AWESOME job, Cathy! LOVE the photos you chose...Merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

I totally love this!!! Thanks for a FAB start to my day. Merry Merry Christmas!!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous array of a gorgeous images to go with the poem! Merry Christmas to you and your family. A blessed New Year!

Toni K said...

Wow! Thank you Cathy! Merry Christmas to you!

kelly said...

cath, you are the master! happy belated birthday, and merriest of christmases! ~k

Windy Robinson said...

Beautiful post:) Merry Christmas Cath! Merry Christmas all!

Amanda M said...

How I LOVE ths poem! Merry Christmas to you and yours Cath! The photos were beautiful!

PamS said...

Merry Christmas Cathy. Thank you for thinking beyond the box and showing us your imagination. Today's post was amazing and is a wonderful way to start the day. Merry Christmas.

Samantha said...

LOVE!
Merry merry Christmas!

FLEUR de Lo said...

So. Much. Fun! 55! I loved it!

floridagirl said...

wow - awesome post today..those old windows are GREAT and that Canopy Bed - what dreams are made from!!

April said...

What an awesome post!!!
- April W

Nancy said...

What a FUN bunch of Christmas inspiration! Love it! Merry Christmas to you too!

Jamie said...

Amazing!! This must have taken some time to do! Merry Christmas!

Dee in N.H. said...

Way cool! Thanks so much! Have a great holiday!

Helen F. said...

Such a FUN Christmas post, Cath! Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy 2011 :o)

Eveline said...

Merry Christmas Cath to you and your family.
Love the pictures shown here and the poem is one of my favorites.
Eveline.

kathy/North Carolina said...

The nicest Christmas card I've received all year. It's magical the way you combine words and images. Thank you so much.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing images! I am going to hit these spots for some after-holiday shopping. You are a doll and such a positive force in my simple little life. Have a blessed Christmas and thank you.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh my goodness!! You outdid yourself with this post Cath!! I love it, I love it, I love it!! I'll be sharing it! Everyone must see!! Great job! Happy Holidays to you and your family!! :)

rkokes said...

amazing pictures-love that bed with the tree branches! Merry Christmas!

marilyn said...

What an amazing post! Merry Christmas!

Romaine said...

Wow, I don't know how you do it, but this truly was Moxie Fab!!! I LOVE the pictures that you have chosen-fun, interesting, amazing!

Lisa C. said...

Merry Christmas Cath!! As usual, you put together a wonderful collection of photos! I love visiting you every day :)
And I can't wait to see the countdown next week!!

Carla S. said...

What a delightful collection of photos to go with Twas The Night Before Christmas! Thanks, Cath! Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas and a wonderful new year as you settle into your new home.

Doodle Beads said...

Love this-what a fun post!! Merry Christmas!

Michelle said...

Such a sweet post! Merry Christmas!

gg nurse said...

Oh my goodness--I thoroughly enjoyed your post today!! Wishing you peace & joy!

Scrapycandy said...

This was sweet, funny and that pink clock really woke me up! Thanks for taking the time to make my day! Merry Christmas!

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful post. Merry Christmas!

NanaBeth said...

Wonderful! May you and yours a Merry and blessed Christmas.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, the work that went into this post!! Truly MoxiFab Cath!

Merry Christmas!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

fabulous!! hope you are having a very merry Christmas, cath!! *hugs* steph :)

Stephanie said...

What a BRILLIANT photo essay, Cath!!! It's the best!! thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

csparky61 said...

What a wonderful pictoral of the famous poem. It was a wonderful to read it this year. Merry Christmas.

Rose Ann said...

LOVE this! Merry Christmas!!

Liz said...

Such a clever way to tell the classic story. Thanks for all the giving you have done this season. Merry Christmas !

Liz said...

Such a clever way to tell the classic story. Thanks for all the giving you have done this season. Merry Christmas !

Bethany said...

Fabulous post Cath! Thank you, thank you!!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you too....I agree this was awesome!

susan said...

I LOVED your way of putting pictures to the story....I know that took you a long time, but it was well worth it! Merry Christmas Cathy - can't wait to see what's in store for 2011!

Carol Hartery said...

Amazing! Awesome! Fantastic! I LOVE the images you chose for this post. Thanks so much!

Nancy said...

This is a brilliant crafty depiction of a Christmas classic. Well done, Cath. Happy Christmas.

Emily Branch said...

FABULOUS work Cathy!! These photos are TERRIFIC!

Laura said...

this wa wonderful - thanks for all the effort you put into it! Merry Christmas (past) and Happy New Year (to come)

Danielle said...

All right Cath! You are too creative!! I love this post!
Danielle