Yule Love It!

A Happy Holiday Season to you and yours on this Christmas Eve!

Feeling a little disco and in an Empire state of mind!
There is no try when you are stuck hanging in a tree!

Lots of love and joy from the Alchemist’s Studio!

What is your favourite ornament hanging on your Christmas tree or your favourite holiday memory?

116 Comments

    1. I will have to take a picture of the centre piece I made for the table tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wishing you lots of joy and good things over the holidays!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! Double the wish? Sold! Much joy and peace for you and yours this season!

  1. I love my newest Santa ornament. My favorites are the ornaments my kids made me in school over the years! Your tree is beautiful! Very cool ornaments. Digging the Yoda, big time! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas this year. โค

    1. I love how Christmas trees and their ornaments often tell the stories of families and their children. I always enjoy looking at people’s trees for this reason more than any other! I am big into the Yoda! I have sculpted a baby Yoda ornament but it won’t make it on the tree till after Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas filled with love and joy.

      1. I just came here to check whether I did leave some stupid reply as I drunk too much yesterday.
        and found the 3 Yoda comments here. Only then noticed him!

        Although with the current movie I decided not to watch Starwars movies anymore,
        I am a huge Yedi and Yoda Fan
        – just recently told someone to be aware at all times for hidden wisdoms the universe throws at us,
        like when Luke did overlook Yoda for being a crazy small creature:
        https://youtu.be/ud1NBwnFdxc?t=41

        Haha a baby Yoda! In case you ever are in desperate need for cash, start selling those and soon you will be overrun by orders.
        (But then again… maybe – better don’t do it, cause else you won’t find the time to make your beautiful vases anymore)

      2. Hopefully your head felt okay the next day! I had a day like that over the holidays as well, but I stayed away from all electronic devices just in case ๐Ÿ˜‰
        You have no idea how much I love Yoda! I often equate him to a father like figure. I could never overlook him. Thanks for sharing the clip, it made me smile a lot this morning.
        I think you may be on to something with the baby yoda. I do not see myself making too many of them, but a few ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have no plans to slow down with my vase production. Maybe I just need a clone to make baby yoda’s, though I am sure Yoda would disapprove of such a venture.

      3. I am not sure why the blog does not allow for more comments. I thought you might make another reference to Star Wars. In fact I was kind of hoping for it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you are having a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Thank you so very much for your very kind words and comments. Wishing you all the joy of the holidays and a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with lots of joy and love that follows you into the New Year!

  2. Ooh, your tree looks gorgeous, I love it ๐Ÿฅฐ Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and very Happy Holidays too. ๐ŸŽ„โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind comment and wishes! A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you you filled with lots of joy!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind wishes! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy and peace!

    1. Thank you! Thankfully he is quite good about not going after ornaments! scratching door frames however….

  3. Excellent photos; it’s looking wonderfully festive! My fave ornaments are six coloured glass drops that my parents bought during their first Christmas together. They are old but precious. Merry Christmas to all.

  4. My favourite ornament is a little bird in flight covered in mosaic mirrored glass, my husband gave it to me many years ago. I love the seahorses ornaments on your tree, gorgeous. Merry Christmas and may the new year bring much happiness and success.

    1. Thank you Sharon! That ornament sounds very lovely, and how wonderful to have it associated to your own life. Happiness and success to you as well!

    1. Thank you for your very kind wishes and I apologize for the delayed response. The spam filter on wordpress got a hold of yoru comment for some mysterious reason. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and your new year is off to an amazing start! All the best!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind wishes! So sorry for the late reply, as I am just seeing this now. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and your new year is off to a wonderful start!

  5. Your photos are stunning! Our tree is decked out with old fashioned wooden ornaments. which I bought 15 or so years ago in Helen, Ga. Some have moving parts! I love them. Merry Christmas!

    1. I hope you had a great holiday and you have a wonderful New Year! Those ornaments are always so precious! So many beautiful memories stored in them!

    1. Thank you so very much for your kind comment! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you lots of joy and beauty in the New Year!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comment! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you all the best for the year to come!

    1. Fortunately all the ornaments made it through the holidays safely and there were no kitty casualities. Sorry for the delayed response. I found a number of comments in my pam folder here on wordpress for some mysterious reason. I hope you are having a good weekend and I am going to have to see if I can adjust those settings.

    1. My Pleasure! Thanks for taking the time to comment and wishing you a wonderful New Year in all things you do!

    1. Thank you so much for your very kind words and wishes! I hope you have an amazing 2020 filled with lots of joy and happiness and all good things!

    1. Thank you so very much for your very kind wish! I hope you have a wonderful 2020 filled with much happiness and joy!

    1. he is originally a barn cat, so not sure actually! he often gets this question though! thank you for the compliment on the tree as well!

      1. You surely are a very sensual person!
        And yes, your cat was great – looking like: “what the heck are you disturbing me?”
        I guess I don’t have to wish you a successful new year, because you already make beautiful things,
        but I wish you a great 20-20 vision for your sensitive soul in 2020!
        Keep doing what you are doing !

      2. That is a very common look for my cat! Let’s just say he tends to be easily disturbed. My favourite moments with him is when I first come home and he asks for me to pick him up and give him some love.
        Thank you so much for your very kind comment. It means a lot to me and I very much appreciate it. It is nice to be seen so clearly by someone ๐Ÿ˜‰
        I would like to wish you lots of beauty, kindness, joy, peace and love that I know will be coming your way in 2020 and beyond.
        Keep doing what you are doing and sharing knowledge and wisdom, it touches the heart and soul.

      3. Well he does really only love one person but is an extremely poor mouser. Was even trapped in a room with one and he didnt try catch it at all!

      4. The Chairman is certainly a one person cat, but his mouse catching skills are pretty hit and miss! Good thing for him he is totally adorable. How long have you had your Russian blue cat for?

      5. You think your cat’s mouse catching skills are “pretty hit and miss”?
        You should see mine when it comes to women (“pretty Miss and miss)”!

      6. Maybe it is miss and miss or maybe fate is saving you from ending up with the wrong person ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe my cat is trying to accumulate good karma and his mouse catching skills really are quite amazing!

      7. Hahaha, I think you are right about my missing skills with women – it is a self-protection – I actually recently came to the conclusion that I did build up overweight for that reason – I let you know when I did solve this issue (or if it turns out not to have to be solved).

        About Starwars: You are terrible! You may be the friend who makes me watch it this year – its Karma, I can’t escape it.

        And about the discussion levels: Go to your WordPress settings, and then select
        “Enable threaded (nested) comments up to 10 (instead of 3) levels deep.”
        Then, (after you cried in gratitude of course),
        you also can play around with the other settings, like breaking up your many comments in junks for example.

    2. To be honest, we are not really sure! He came from a barn! But he sure looks like one. Thanks for your kind comment and I hope you have an amazing 2020 filled with lots of joy, happiness and love!

    1. That is a beautiful memory to cherish! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

  6. Nice tree!
    My favorite ornament(s) and one of my favorite Christmas memories are together. My Significant One is big on fancy gift-wrapping, and our first married Christmas she came home with a dozen wooden ornaments (medieval lords, ladies, and servants and a trio of unicorns) that she had bought from a shop, still glued to their sample board. She told me that she was going to use them as part of her package trims that year. Me (being the perpetual child that I am) said “No! Those need to go on our tree!”, and that’s where they’ve been for 37 years.
    Happy New Year!

    1. What a wonderful memory and story! So great to have both as part of your celebrations! Thank you for sharing with me and thank you for your kind comment

  7. Sorry I missed a step in my instructions on how to enable replies to comments: Go to:
    Settings > Discussion > โ€œEnable threaded (nested) comments up to 10 (instead of 3) levels deep.โ€

    1. Thank you for your very kind comment Anand! Wishing you and yours much peace and joy in 2020 and beyond!

    1. I hope you have fun and enjoy your raku experiments! Thank you so much for yoru kind comment and i hope you are having a great weekend so far.

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