Gold and Crimson Sunset Lands

We at JayJacy are announcing our new “Sunrise-Sunset” Art on Canvas Collection is forthcoming soon just in time for the spring “Apple Blossom Festival” and Art Exhibit as well as the Classy Chic Home Design Show and Sale. We wanted to share a sneak peek with you here at our JayJacy, HDRCHIC and ClassyChicHome. Be encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the art and photography you create by showcasing it many wonderful ways. Enjoy!

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The Four Winds

WIND of the North,
Wind of the Norland snows,
Wind of the winnowed skies, and sharp, clear stars,—
Blow cold and keen across the naked hills,
And crisp the lowland pools with crystal films,
And blur the casement squares with glittering ice,
But go not near my love.

Wind of the West,
Wind of the few, far clouds,
Wind of the gold and crimson sunset lands,-
Blow fresh and pure across the peaks and plains,
And broaden the blue spaces of the heavens,
And sway the grasses and the mountain pines,
But let my dear one rest.

Wind of the East,
Wind of the sunrise seas,
Wind of the clinging mists and gray, harsh rains,—
Blow moist and chill across the wastes of brine,
And shut the sun out, and the moon and stars,
And lash the boughs against the dripping eaves,
Yet keep thou from my love.

But thou, sweet wind!
Wind of the fragrant South,
Wind from the bowers of jasmine and of rose,—
Over magnolia blooms and lilied lakes
And flowering forests come with dewy wings,
And stir the petals at her feet, and kiss
The low mound where she lies.

Charles Henry Luders

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Precious Moments at Christmas

Precious Moments Christmas.  I am a collector of lovely things and one of my favorite collections is my Precious Moments Collection started by Jay with an adorable ballerina in honor of my ballet days and our photography work in ballet and dance. It is a huge collection numbering over 500 pieces. It’s truly precious to me because each piece has a memory and related to tell a life story. They are precious and have their own space and like special things, they have honorable mention at Christmas and their own room in pastels decorated to showcase them. They are, a “little girl’s dream collection.” The story of their creator-artist, Samuel J. Butcher is a fascinating one and an encouragement for all artists and collectors in holding onto your dreams and accomplishing them.

In our travels this year for the holiday season, we have photographed many trees both decorated for Christmas indoors and out and the natural beauty of trees in their changing seasons. It is a favorite subject for this photographer and had to include another of “my favorite things” Precious Moments. Visit their website to read their story and see the many “precious moments” that you too have as memories.

Precious Moments Website

Be sure to check out the article from Country Living Magazine on the value of these “precious” collectibles.  It will amaze you!

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Christmas 2016 and again, it’s that “most wonderful time of year” and we are about Christmas at home and travel.  It is always exciting to see the “new” and “old” and enjoy this festive season.  We are starting a little earlier this year as the schedule of seasonal events and opportunities for celebration have doubled in our world.  So then, we revisit last year’s lovely favorite image (of images) from our Greenbrier Resort Christmas.

Oh So Charming Christmas Tree

What really makes a charming masterpiece is a Christmas tree decorated in ornaments that tell your story of Christmas. At home, we decorate our trees with heirloom family ornaments collected and handed down over the years and each has its special meaning. Whether ornaments are collectors items of blown glass or crystal, famous artists or handmade, they are precious to us and each year we fill our trees with them as the most important piece of the tree décor. It is always a joy to share with others the story from each piece collected. They tell the story of Christmas in family life.

“I have the ornament
I have the perfect tree
I have a string of lights
 I have a chance to see
Everything that my heart thought could be.”*

As we travel and photograph Christmas, it is wonderful to capture the imagination and collections of others to enhance our own Christmas celebrations.  Whether a Christmas shop, event, hotel, resort, or famous houses, places or neighbor, it inspires us to even more creativity and holiday joy of beholding and capturing it.  It’s oh so charming! Be charmed this Christmas and take in the sights and beauty of Christmas!

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* Images photographed at The Greenbrier Resort of their Lobby Tree.  To see more of our images, see our earlier posts under the Categories link and on our HDRCHIC blog.

* This Christmas Day, Trans Siberian Orchestra