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Monday, December 10, 2007

O Holy Night


O Holy Night. That song levels me. The part where they sing, " Fall to your knees...." Puts me in tears every time. Haven't we all been there ? That point, when you are on your knees, and it is just you, and God. For whatever reason, you are alone, or sick, just hurting, and it is just you and God. Crying out to the one who made you for help. The ultimate Healer, for healing.
Or, maybe you were just healed, the check came, someone said they were sorry, the news was good news, and there you are, flat on your face, thanking Him. I don't know what you believe, or don't believe. But I am sure of a few things, we are all pretty much the same on the inside. We all hurt, ache, love and hope. Some things are guaranteed. This year is very different for me. We decided not to put up decorations. I still have a problem in my chest/ stomach area. I had an Upper GI today, and I DON'T have an ulcer. They are checking my gallbladder. I don't have stones, already had that test. But, needless to say, my tummy hurts, and decorations are too much right now. I love all of the foof, and I REALLY do. I am a big kid at Christmas, I love it all. But, it really isn't about all that stuff anyways. So, in lieu of really great Christmas pictures of my Awesome stash of vintage goodies, :), I will share my Vintage dutch kids collection. I stared collecting these in the 80's, I have always loved Holland, Finland, Switzerland and that part of the world, those beautiful big mountains, and miles and miles of green. Yep, saw Heidi more than a few times. I guess growing up in the west, I crave the green, and just having history. Most of these figurines were made during WW2. I have kind of quit adding to them in the last few years, as my eye catches new things to grab on to, and hoard.lol.



I love these old litho's of Dutch boy and Girl kissing. How cute are they ? And this great set of old coasters. I am not really into blue, but the graphics were just too sweet and I had to have them.

I am loving the Christmas season, and I hope that every minute of it is wonderful for all of you !! :)

23 comments:

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

I am worried about you Rhea...please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I hope those doctors will find out something soon to bring you peace of mind.

O holy night brings me to tears every time I hear it...it is my favorite Christmas song as well.

xoxo

Alison Gibbs said...

Hope you are soon feeling better.
What cute angels and little dutch figurines.
Alison

Dolly said...

Oh Miss Rhea if I could I'd come to your house, get you all comfy in bed, with a stack of magazines and a cup of chicken soup {soothes the soul and tummy too} and I'd decorate your whole house from top to bottom, then bake cookies...
lots of yummy cookies!

I am praying for you sweetpea!
Luvs ya, Dolly

Mary said...

Hello Rhea, So sorry you still are not feeling well. Hope your Doctors find out what is wrong soon. My medicine that I take for my back and knees causes my stomach and sides to hurt. Your little angels and figurines are so precious. Take it easy and rest,feel better soon.
Hugs, Mary

linnea-maria said...

Beautiful little pieces you have. Well I am lucky living in north europe. When looking out of my window i see green mountains around our house (not high, but enough)lots of wildlife. I know exactly what you mean. There is a spark in all of us coming from God, and theres no difference what religion och colour you belong to. I really hope you will recover and have a wonderful christmas /linnea-maria

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi sweet Rhea!
Oh Holy Night is my absolute favorite Christmas song and one of my favorite songs in general. Fall to your knees is my favorite part too and I always get chills when i hear it! Yes, I have been on my knees many times for many reasons!

What a neat collection you have! I never knew you collect those! Thanks so much for sharing!

Love ya Rhea, I wish I could help you to feel better :(
Amy

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Rhea get better sooooon - sending you good wishes!
xoxo
Mary

Hope said...

Rhea, so sorry you aren't feeling well especially here at the holiday. I hope you are feeling better soon.
O Holy Night is my very favorite carol too. It touches my heart like no other with its words and powerful music.
Thanks for sharing all your cute little figurines.
Hugs,
Hope

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Rhea, you are in my prayers. God is a gracious God. I will pray for your healing.

Kitty

Devonia said...

Rhea, You sweetheart. There I was shamelessly begging for comments and you came right through for me. Thank you so much. Oh Holy Night gives me chills and my head bows, as if dropped by a puppet handler on a string at the chorus, "Fall on your knees...". It's humbling to read your post and feel the spirit you convey. I can't do personal and reach-out (shy) ; but I don't need to because you do it so well. Bless you and thank you. Devonia

Esther Sunday said...

Rhea - sure hope they figure out what is wrong with you and soon! Could it be food allergies? My BF had lots of tummy/skin trouble. She had one of those extensive food testing done and found out she is allergic to all kinds of things. Once she eliminates them, she feels better - indulges and the symptoms start again. Anyhoo, love your collection! I have the blue dutch delft china squares on the wall in my bedroom! Love, Esther

Charmingdesigns said...

Hi Rhea, I was hoping you were feeling better by now. My thoughts and prayers are with you!! Take care...love your collection.Laurie

Sharon said...

This is a perfect post for what this season is really all about, let us never forget!

What a lovely collection of little sweeties. I will forever think of you whenever I see one.

Whimsy Pink said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love decorating for christmas!I posted mine too! I hope you'll feel better soon! I'll be praying for you.

vickie said...

Rhea your collection is wonderful!
Love, hugs, and prayers to you!
Vickie

Stephanie said...

Hi Sweet Rhea! What a wonderful little Dutch Doll collection you have! And boy, do I covet those pretty plates BEHIND the doll collection! You always have the most interesting things & make THE BEST pics EVER!! Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful home.

Love & Prayers,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Rhea, praying that you feel better soon, and that the drs. will know what the problem is.

You are right, O Holy Night is my favorite, and I cry. God is so very good.
xo Lidy

Cathy said...

Rhea, I am so sorry to know that you are not feeling well. I am going to keep you in my prayers until you are feeling wonderful again.

I have had Crohns all my life and was not diagnosed until about 15 years ago. It's a long, hard road, but with love, hope, faith and prayers there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

My heart goes out to you sweet Rhea for a speedy recovery. xoxo

Cathy

Lib said...

Hi,
I found you thru Hope's blog.
What a Beautiful post.
So sorry to hear your sick.Hope your better soon.
Blessins', Lib

celestina marie said...

Rhea, O Holy Night has always been a favorite for me and my family. I love your collection and I pray you are better soon.
hugs, Celestina

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your dutch children are so sweet. Hugs to you Rhea. I hope you feel better soon. Holy night is now ringing in my head, (it's a good thing).

LW said...

I love your dutch kids, very cute.

I hope you are feeling better and I hope the doctors find out what it is soon.........

Louise

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

What a beautiful collection. I enjoyed looking them. Happy Holidays!