venerdì 1 aprile 2016

~ My little old world's Anniversary ( and a Giveaway for you ) ~ When Love becomes Art.







-Sapete che cos'è l'amicizia?- le chiese.
-Si,- rispose l'egiziana.- Essere fratello e sorella, due anime che si toccano senza confondersi, le due dita della mano.
-E l'amore?- continuò Gringoire.
-Oh! L'amore!- lei disse, e la sua voce tremava, e il suo occhio brillava.- E' essere due e non essere che una persona sola. Un uomo e una donna che si fondono in un angelo. E' il cielo.


Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris, 1831





Sono trascorsi tre anni da che My little old world ha preso vita, ed uso queste parole perché voi, da sogno che era in partenza, proprio voi gli avete dato una consistenza reale, lo avete fatto divenire concreto, e ... quante, quante persone meravigliose ho incontrato da che ho cominciato con il percorrere questo sentiero ... persone che mi hanno insegnato il vero valore dell'amicizia, per tramite dei loro blog che parlano al cuore, per tramite di doni che mi sono stati inviati, doni che dimostrano come il cuore guidi le mani, nel creare progetti che spesso si fanno arte ....

Questo post, perciò, vuole non solo celebrare My little old world, ma ognuno di voi, e vuole essere inoltre un ringraziamento per coloro che mi sono stati vicini in questo ultimo anno, da poco cominciato, con la loro arte ....



Chi lavora con le sue mani è un lavoratore. 
Chi lavora con le sue mani e la sua testa è un artigiano. 
Chi lavora con le sue mani e la sua testa ed il suo cuore è un artista.


(San Francesco d’Assisi)




Questi sono i capolavori di Claudia del blog Lavanda e Lillà che, con la pazienza, la passione e l'abilità delle antiche ricamatrici, confeziona con ago e filo opere d'arte d'altri tempi ... questi oggetti fanno parte di un set per cucito, sono un punta spilli ed un trovaforbici, che terrò come soprammobili in salotto, in mezzo alle mia anticaglie preferite !




Ed eccovi che cosa riesce a creare Kelly-Anne del blog heart❤made: questa splendida, dolcissima fanciulla abita in Sud Africa ed i suoi romantici ed incantevoli bigliettini con cui accompagnare i doni li ho tutti appesi all'albero di Sakura in fiore, in una giornata ventosa, sperando che il vento le portasse un messaggio d'amore, dal mio cuore al suo !





L'ultimo Giveaway vinto da Franca del blog Righe da Favola: un'amica dal cuore d'oro la cui creatività non conosce limiti, ma è abilissima soprattutto con l'uncinetto !
Questo è il secondo che vinco da questa dolcissima, delicata amica e come le ho promesso, andrà a decorare una delle porte d'ingresso, dall'interno, dei locali dello Short Lets di Tenuta Geremia affinché trasmetta ai miei ospiti la gioia con cui lei l'ha creata.




Un biglietto giunto dagli Stati Uniti, un meraviglioso dono da parte di Connie del blog Connie's Crafty Creations che così ha voluto partecipare al mio compleanno, in modo del tutto inaspettato, poco più di un mese fa; Connie crea biglietti e cartoline per qualsiasi evento e riesce sempre a trovare il modo per indovinare i gusti di coloro che li ricevono ... ella è ormai maestra in quest'arte che infatti trasmette per tramite dell'insegnamento.




Ed infine vi presento June del blog Inspired by...: June è stata una delle prime persone a seguire My little old world e a conquistare il mio cuore e da allora ci lega un'amicizia molto speciale ... June guarda la Natura con gli occhi della Devozione e con le fotografie che scatta, immortalando attimi preziosissimi, soprattutto della vita degli uccelli che circondano la sua casa, crea cartoline augurali di cui non sapevo nulla fino al giorno del mio compleanno!




Diceva il poeta Samuel Taylor Coleridge:


L’amicizia è un riparo sotto un albero.


ma io credo sia persino molto, molto di più di questo !



Oh il conforto, l’inesprimibile conforto di sentirsi sicuro con una persona: di non avere né da pensare i pensieri, né da misurare le parole, ma solo da elargirli. Proprio come sono pula e grano insieme, sapendo che una mano fedele li prenderà e setaccerà, terrà quello che vale la pena di tenere e poi, con il fiato della gentilezza, soffierà via il resto.

(George Eliot)





GIVEAWAY

E' molto poco quello che sto per offrirvi in dono, ma si tratta comunque di un qualcosa che potrete conservare a ricordo mio e di questo mio blog che con amore seguite, qualcosa questa volta fatto da me, un dono che parla del passato che tutti noi amiamo e che potete usare come segnalibro del testo che state leggendo o come ferma-pagina della vostra agenda; questi oggetti che richiamano il passato sono realizzati in metallo placato oro-antico e sono sormontati dall'insegna della corona imperiale fatta in filigrana ... potevo non potevo nei cammei l'immagine delle due imperatrici che hanno fatto dell'epoca vittoriana ?!



Per partecipare a questo Giveaway è necessario divenire follower di My little old world, se ancora non lo siete, e cliccare 'mi piace' sulla pagina fb che ad esso è allegata ... e non dimenticate di specificare nel vostro commento quale segnalibro preferite, se quello con il ritratto dell'Imperatrice Elisabeth o piuttosto quello con l'effigie della Regina Victoria.
Avete tempo fino al giorno 7 Aprile alle ore 24.00 ( ora del Centro Europa ); il nome del vincitore lo comunicherò nel post del giorno successivo.


Vi ringrazio ancora, infinitamente, per quanto mi avete dato e state continuando a donarmi, carissimi, amati amici e lettori, la mia gratitudine cresce ogni giorno, credetemi, e che la gioia e l'amore camminino sempre al vostro fianco !






A presto 



















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- Do You know what friendship is ? - He asked.
-Yes, - Said the Egyptian girl.- To be brother and sister, two souls which touch themselves without blend into each other,  the two fingers of one hand.
-And Love? - Continued Gringoire.
-Oh! Love! - She said, and her voice trembled, and her eye shone.-  It is to be two and no more than one person. A man and a woman who melt together in an angel. It is the sky.


Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris, 1831



They have flowed three years since My little old world came to life, and I use these words because for the dream that it was in its origin, you have given him a real consistency, you did it become real, and ... how,  how many wonderful people I have met since I started walking this path ... people who have taught me the true value of friendship, through their blogs speaking  to the heart, through the gifts that were sent to me, gifts demonstrating how the heart drives one's hands, creating projects that often become true art ....

This post, therefore, not only wants to celebrate My little old world, but each of you, and also wants to be a tribute to those who wanted to be close to me in this year, recently started, with their art ....




He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

(St. Francis of Assisi)



These are the mastrepieces made by Claudia at the blog Lavanda e Lillà who, with the patience, tje passion and the skillness of the ancient embroiderers, packs with needle and thread works of art which seem to come from the past ... these objects do part of a set for needlework, they're a tip pins and a 'find-scissors' little pillow, which I will take as knickknacks in my living room, amongst my favorite antiques !


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And here's what Kelly-Anne at the blog heart❤made can create: this so lovely girl lives in South Africa and on a windy day, I hung all her little tags, so romantic and charming to accompany gifts, to one of our Sakura tree in full bloom, hoping that the wind would had bring her a message of love, from my heart to hers !


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The last Giveaway won from Franca at the blog Righe da Favola: she's a friend with a golden heart and her creativity knows no bounds, but she's very capable especially with the hook!
This is the second I win from this sweet, gentle friend and as I promised, it will decorate the inside of one of the entrance doors of Tenuta Geremia Short Lets to welcome my guests with the same joy with which she he created it.


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A card arrived from the United States, a wonderful gift by Connie at the blog Connie's Crafty Creations who so wanted to participate to my birthday, in a completely unexpected way, just over a month ago; Connie creates wonderful cards for any event end everyone and always manages to find a way to guess the tastes of those who receive them ... she is now a teacher in this art, as well.


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And finally I'm introducing you June at the blog Inspired by... who was one of the first lady to follow My little old world and to win my heart and since then we're linked by a very special friendship ... June views life with the eyes of Devotion and with the pictures she takes, capturing precious moments especially of the life f the birds surrounding her home, she creates greeting cards about which I knew nothing until the day of my birthday !


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Said the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge:



Friendship is a shelter under a tree.


but I think it's even much, much more than this !




Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to think of the thoughts, nor to measure words, but only have to donate them. Just as they are chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness, will blow the rest away.

(George Eliot)





GIVEAWAY

It's a very little thing what I am about to offer as a gift, but it's still something that you can keep in my memory and that of my blog which you so lovingly follow, this time is something made by me, a gift that speaks of the past that all we love and that you can use as a bookmark of the book you are reading or as a stop-page of your journal; these objects that recall the past are made of old-gold-plated metal and are topped by the sign of the imperial crown made of filigree ... couln't  I put in the cameos the image of the two empresses who made the Victorian era ?!





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To take part to this Giveaway it is necessary to become a follower of My little old world, if you're not yet, and click ' I like' on the fb page that is linked to it ... and don't forget to specify in your comment which one you prefer, if the one with the portrait of Empress Elisabeth, or rather the one with the effigy of Queen Victoria, if you were the winner.
You have time until April 7th at 12 p.m. (Central Europe); I'll communicate you the name of the winner in the post of the following day.


Thank you again, thank you very much, for what you have given me and what you're going on giving me, dear, dear friends and readers, my gratitude grows every day, believe me, and may joy and love walk always by your side!



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See you soon 











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118 commenti:

  1. Risposte
    1. @ shortybear
      you're heartily welcome thank you !

      Enjoy the remainder of your week,
      sending love to you ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  2. Rapita come sempre da questa musica e dal tuo dolce scrivere partecipo volentieri!Già fatto pure su facebook!Baci,Rosetta
    Auguri al tuo meraviglioso blog!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Rosetta
      grazie di tutto cuore, un bacio a te e buona fortuna dolcezza ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  3. seu blog é sempre lindo, um sonho encantador !!!
    bom fim de semana...

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    1. @ Kr.Eliane
      I'm always so delighted to welcome you here, my adorable friend, thank you !

      May the remainder of your week be filled with so much joy ❥

      Elimina
  4. I love all the images here, dear Daniela! Your posts provide so much joy! Thank you!

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    1. @ Linda
      I'm so very grateful for your wonderful friendship, my loving friend, sending dear hugs to you !

      ஐ Take care ஐ

      Elimina
  5. Oh my, how lovely! Happy Anniversary...It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for 9 years this month. What a trip it has been and I've enjoyed every bit of it! Wishing you well!

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    1. @ Cathy
      I do believe your words, we enjoy and love every little step me make on our 'paths', don't we ?!

      With so much gratitude I reciprocate your good wishes ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  6. Hello dear Dany,
    I want to be a member and a friend and participate in the giveaway.
    So many people love you because you are kind and share your love with many in your kind words.
    That is why we like to visit you my friend.
    There is so much in the world today that is difficult and ladies like to visit each others blog so we can find good friends and kind hearts to enjoy.
    I am like you...I write my blog to bring hope and joy.
    God bless you dear Dany...you are a blessing to many
    Love,
    Shirley

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    1. @ Shirley
      your words truly touch my heart in the deep, you're such a blessing to me, ... a kindred soul !

      Hope you're having a lovely week, I wish you good luck for the giveaway, my wondrous friend, I'd love you all could win ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  7. Here I am Dany, quietly sitting and listening to your music of choice and reading your words that have come straight from your thankful and blessed heart. I so enjoy coming here where I know I will find peace and tranquility. Your place is absolutely gorgeous.

    Your friends have graciously gifted you with some lovely treasures created with love from their hands.
    By reading this post I believe I need to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May the Lord bless you with many more years to love and honor Him, as His precious vessel.

    Your give-away is charming, and someone is going to be a blessed recipient of your beauty. They are both beautiful.

    Much love to you~~

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    1. @ Debbie
      I'm so blessed by your visit and by your words, sweet, admired friend of mine, blessed and speechless ... you moved me !

      With heartfelt thanfulness I wish you much Joy for the days to come, good luck to you too, my lovely, precious Lady *♥*

      Elimina
  8. Hello Dear, You are on my side bar and I think you are one of most artistic blogs as you say from another time and place, We love the era and the sweetness! Thank you for always honoring so many! Happy Anniversary, may you continue to blog and share your heart! And any token would be fine if my name was drawn!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. @ Roxy
      ... and you have a special place in my heart, darling, believe me !
      Ah, another touching comment, I don't know how to manage and go on reading .. and writing, as well !

      So good luck to you too, adorable and esteemed friend,
      sending hugs and hugs ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  9. Oh, dear Dany! A BIG congratulations upon your Blog Anniversary!!! I am SO happy for you, dear friend. You have become such a precious, dear person in my life, and on so many occasions, your words of encouragement have given me hope and courage to keep writing. This is such a lovely post, and I would so love to enter your giveaway, but, alas, I am not on facebook. If I am permitted to enter without facebook, and if I should happen to win your lovely bookmark, I think I would prefer the one on the left. SO pretty and feminine and dainty, and what would make it most special is that it was created by your own, kind hands! God bless you, sweet friend, and may you blog for many years to come!

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    1. @ Cheryl
      I must say that you also have changed my life, your good heart and your faith, your deep love have helped me so much !

      If you haven't a Fb profile of course you cannot click 'I like' on ~ My little old world ~ page, but you can participate anyway, be sure !

      Blessings, many blessings to you, wonderful friend,
      and good luck to you too ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  10. I am so glad to have stumbled into the beautiful world you create on your blog. Such a treat to visit! Congratulations on your third anniversary. Isn't Blogdom a wonderful place?
    Your bookmarks are exquisite, and if I were to choose I would choose Elizabeth, though I live in a place named for the Empress Victoria. In any case, it is terribly expensive to mail to Canada, so do not worry about adding me to the draw. The pleasure is in the reading!

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    1. @ Pondside
      my dear friend, you're too sweet, you don't have to be worried about the mailing expenses, the giveaway is open to all the followers of ~ My little old world ~, wherever they live !

      Hope you are doing well, I wish you also good luck ✿≫♡≪✿

      Elimina
  11. Buon compiblog mia dolce amica!!! Sei una persona speciale e meriti tutti i doni che hai ricevuto.Partecipo con molto piacere al tuo givesway e scelgo la mia amata imperatrice Sissy. Ti abbraccio con immenso affetto e ti auguro un dolce fine settimana Lory

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    1. @ Lory
      vada per Sissi, dolcissima, adorabile amica, grazie di cuore per tutto ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  12. che bello!tutto bellissimo, parole, lavori..meravigliosi!
    un abbraccio
    simona:)

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    1. @ simona
      come sempre ti ringrazio con il cuore e ti auguro un lieto prosieguo di settimana !

      ⊰♥⊱ Un abbraccio a te, dolce amica ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  13. Cara Daniela,
    innanzitutto voglio festeggiare insieme a te, con immensa gioia, questo anniversario.
    Ribadisco di essere proprio contenta di conoscerti e di leggere ciò che scrivi: tutto sempre così prezioso, accurato, delicato e piacevole!
    I doni che hai ricevuto sono di una bellezza e finezza unica.
    Ti abbraccio con affetto e...ahimè non potrò lasciare alcun messaggio su FB perchè per mia scelta non ho lì account personale.
    Ma va benissimo così, il vero dono per me è poter gustare i tuoi scritti con calma, in tutta tranquillità e cullata da soavi note musicali.
    Buon fine settimana
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      le tue parole colmano il mio cuore di gioia, quanto, quanto sono fortunata ad essere circondata da persone così amorevoli !

      Che la tua settimana scorra lieta e serena, mia cara, te lo auguro con tanto affetto e tanta gratitudine ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  14. I have always considered it a blessing to have discovered you, Daniela, and your lovely blog. You are so kind and generous in your comments, each time you visit my place....a heartfelt thank you! What lovely pretties you have been gifted by those lovely ladies. If I should be blessed to receive your lovely bookmark, then I think I would choose the Empress Elizabeth. The world is more the lovelier with sweet and gorgeous ladies such as you, dear Daniela!

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    1. @ Kim
      dearest friend of mine, a blessing are you and your blog to me, belive me ... and with your last words you also move me !

      With so much thankfulness for such a precious, delightful friendship, I wish you good luck ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  15. Congratulations, Dany!
    You have created such a beautiful place here, and I feel so fortunate to have met you here.
    Thank you, sweet friend, for all the beauty you bring to this little corner of the internet.
    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      much love to you, wonderful, esteemed friend of mine ❥

      Elimina
  16. You are blessed with another year, my dear Dany! Happy anniversary! Your beautiful blog is truly a blessings to all who visit here, and especially to me because it has brought you into my life. I cherish you, my dear friend.

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    1. @ June
      you know what a precious Gift you are to me, sweetest friend of mine, I hold you in my heart with a so deep gladness !

      Sending blessings of joy to you,
      with boundless gratitude ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  17. Congratulations, Dany! Aren't blog friendships wonderful? I am always in awe of the talented, thoughtful, creative and fascinating people I meet and amazing things I learn in this world.

    If I am lucky to win, either of these beautiful treasures would be a cherished delight!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      blog friendships are more than wonderful, I agree with you, during these three years I met such special people, ... and you're one of them, my lovely !

      Enjoy the remainder of your week,
      and good luck to you too ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  18. Oh Sweet Dany, it is not hard to want to gift you something you are such a sweet soul and I am so glad you like what I sent with Love. You have been gifted many beautiful items and I imagine how much you cherish them all. As I would be so honored to receive one of your lovely bookmarks, the one of Elisabeth would be sweet! May you continue to be blessed with sweet friends surrounding you!!

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    1. @ Connie
      another wonderful, touching comment .... !
      I'm so grateful to you for what you mean to me, darling, blessed creature !

      May the remainder of your week be filled with joy,
      and good luck for the giveaway ✥•❤•✥ 

      Elimina
  19. Daniela, quante belle cose!
    Un abbraccio e buon compleanno al tuo blog.
    Buon sabato

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Manu
      grazie di cuore, mia cara !

      Che la tua settimana si concluda in letizia e serenità ಌ❀ಌ

      Elimina
  20. You have a very lovely blog :) Beautiful sentimens, pictures and music! Patricia Burke

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    1. @ Patricia
      I'm so overjoyed to welcome you here, but I'm so sorry not to be able and reach your blog for thanking you and follow you, as well, I have access denied, alas !

      Sending love to you ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  21. Aver conosciuto il tuo blog ed il tuo animo romantico mi ha aperto il cuore. Ogni volta che vengo qui dimentico tutto, sogno ad occhi aperti, viaggio nel romantico passato ed imparo tanto. Grazie cara amica, per tutto ciò che mi regali. Partecipo volentieri al tuo giveaway e condivido subito sul mio blog. Però, nel caso in cui fossi la fortunata vincitrice, non saprei proprio quale dei due meravigliosi oggetti scegliere perchè amo follemente entrambe.
    Bacioni
    Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      non immagini quanto tu sia importante per me mia carissima, romantica amica !
      Grazie per tutto ciò di cui mi fai dono, e i doni più grandi sono innanzitutto la tua stima e la tua amicizia.

      Buona fortuna anche a te, dolcissima ❥

      Elimina
  22. Oh Dany, good morning to you! What a beautiful post, but coming from you it would be beautiful, heartfelt and full of LOVE! When art becomes love......oh the subject of love is endless, isn't it? So much could be said and DONE on the subject whether in the arts or in the art of living. I wish you days rich in love and happiness! Thank you as well for coming to visit my blog post. I enjoyed a week long spring break from teaching and tomorrow, I return to the reality. But stepping into a fantasy world where I can create fantasy WITHIN my reality is thrilling. My friend and I are meeting again next weekend in another home where there are antiques, lots of light and even farm animals. So we'll see what kind of fairy tale we can get from that!

    Light and happiness to you sweetest lady! Anita

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    1. @ Anita
      I'm so grateful to you for gracing my blog today with your presence and your so lovely words, my wonderfeul friend, I wholeheartedly thank you !

      Hope your day is filled with so many little things which to feel joy for, I'm sending blessings to you ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  23. Grazie carissima amica... con tutto il cuore! Complimenti per il tuo bellissimo blog, ricco di romanticismo a cui auguro un buon proseguimento! Ci fai sognare!... Partecipo molto volentieri al tuo Giveaway. Con affetto, Claudia

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    1. @ Claudia
      ancora grazie a te, carissima, sinceramente e con tutto il cuore ...
      ... e buona fortuna ✿∗♥∗✿

      Elimina
  24. Buon compliblog cara Dany e grazie per tutto quello che trasmetti con esso: è un piacere enorme ogni volta che si passa da qui e si sogna, si percepisce, si cattura sensazioni bellissime. Naturalmente partecipo anch'io..... come non si può?
    Un abbraccio e a presto
    Woody

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    1. @ Woody
      grazie infinite anche a te, mia cara, è sempre una tale gioia averti qui !

      Che la tua settimana scorra lieta e ...
      ༺❀༻ buona fortuna per il Giveaway ༺❀༻

      Elimina
  25. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog Dany, there's always masses of interesting details, beautiful photos and history packing in surrounded by lovely music.
    Congratulations on your anniversary. I particularly love that St. Francis of Assisi quote.
    Have a wonderful week and blessings to you

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    1. @ Neesie
      with so much gratitude I wish you all my best for the remainder of your week, wonderful friend,
      sending you blessings of joy and dear hugs ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  26. Eccomi , Dany , ad ammirare questa meraviglia di post !
    Il segnalibro è qualcosa di stupendo e mi affido alla fortuna!(il mio preferito è quello dell'Imperatrice Elisabeth)
    Ringraziandoti , ti auguro una buona serata !
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      buona serata anche a te, carissima, anzi, buona notte, e che la fortuna sia con te, grazie ancora per tutto quello che significhi per me *ღ*

      Elimina
  27. Congratulations on your third blog anniversary dear Dany! Your blog is one of the prettiest and you one of the most kind persons. It is always a treat visit here. And read your loving and supporting comments. A while ago I posted 'The Smiles of my Soul'. You are definitely one person who makes me smile. Hugs <3

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    1. @ riitta
      I love every words of yours, but with your last ones you make me such a wonderful compliment ... you cannot imagine how much I do appreciate it, I thank you with all my heart !

      Enjoy the days to come
      sending love and hugs to you ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  28. Hello Dany, Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. You do have lovely post, I always enjoy my visits with you! Happy Sunday, enjoy your week ahead!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      I love you, my adorable friend,
      have a wonderful weekend ahead ♡❀♡

      Elimina
  29. What lovely tributes from your friends, and what a lovely tribute you have given to each of them. You are a very special person, Dany, and your loveliness shines out through the words and images and music that you share here on your blog. It is always a treat to see what you are posting. Have a blessed day!

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    1. @ Cynthia
      with heartfelt gratitude I'm sending blessings on your day, today, and on your weekend ahead ❥

      Elimina
  30. Ho appreso ora la notizia in FB e secondo te potevo mancare al tuo compiblog? Fosse mai!!!!!! Dolce e splendida Dani, colei che reputo la mia "enciclopedia vivente", che mi arricchisce con il suo sapere ad ogni post, non solo con la storia, ma con aneddoti, costumi, usanze, particolari inediti. Meravigliosi i doni che hai ricevuto, tutti creati con amore e da mani sapienti e delicate, perfetti per te! Aderisco con gioia al tuo giveaway. Quale sceglierei? Beh, mi sento molto più in sintonia con Elisabeth. Un abbraccio e mille e più compleanni a questo meraviglioso blog ♥. Paola

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    1. @ Paola
      sono commossa da queste tue parole, dolcissima, preziosa amica !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore ringraziandoti immensamente ed augurandoti un lieto weekend ༺✿༻

      Elimina
  31. Dearest Dany, your blog is a special place here in blogland and I feel so fortunate to come here and find the calm and serenity I need some days. I feel totally at home when I am here. I love the beautiful things that your friends have shared with you throughout your friendships. Lovely talented women with wonderful hearts.
    Thank you for authoring this beautiful blog that is a joy to so many!
    sending hugs...

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    1. @ June
      what a blessing you are to me !
      To have you by my side along this 'path' of mine is such a privilege, a honour and a reason of deep, so deep gladness, you always feel my heart with cheerfulness and love, brighting my days with your words !

      May your weekend be as bright as you are, dearie
      sending blessings of joy to you ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  32. My dearest and sweetest Dany, what beautiful treasures your blogging friends have gifted you with. Every little item is truly beautiful and made with such love for you, dear one.

    You are a remarkable lady and you have touched many lives {including mine} with your beautiful blog, tender comments, and precious friendship. My life would not be the same without you in it, sweet Dany.

    Thank you for taking the extra time to make this blogging community even more beautiful. I always enjoy and appreciate your posts...the posts that you pour your heart and soul into. You are a rare and beautiful gem, my friend! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a charming giveaway :)

    Much, much love to you!

    P.S. -I sent you a private email as I had a question for you :) I look forward to hearing back from you.

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    1. @ Stephanie
      precious friend of mine, I have no words after reading your wonderful comment ... just know that I do admire and love you so, so much !

      Sending blessings on the end of your week, sweetie,
      may it be filled with gladness and serenity ❀⊱╮

      Elimina
  33. Dear Daniela...YOUR friendship is a true, sweet blessing to so many, myself included! The words of love and encouragement you leae wherever you go brings such joy and I feel very honoured to have you as a special friend in this delightful world of blogging!
    I am SO happy that your little gift tags arrived safe and sound - the pictures you took of them by the blooming tree are so pretty!
    And I would very much like to be entered in your sweet giveaway...both your handmade creations are beautiful!
    With ever so much love and thanks to you, dear Dany! Thinking of you!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. @ Kelly-Anne
      ... and your friendship is a blessing to me, my adored wonderful girl !
      Yours is another so touching comment which leave me in awe, ... with no words ... !

      With so much gratitude I wish you all my best for your weekend,
      sending blessing to you and to your dear ones ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  34. Oh, and before I forget...I want to wish you a wonderful blog anniversary...oh, blogging is a true JOY! I too celebrate this month with seven years of sharing at Beautiful Girlhood...such a blessed journey and one I am deeply grateful for! Sending you hugs, dear Daniela!

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    1. @ Kelly-Anne
      so you began blogging when you were just a little girl !
      Thank you again and again, darling, please, never change ♡✿♡

      Elimina
  35. Congrats on your blog anniversary. A beautiful post with wonderful soothing music to listen to as as read

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    1. @ Margaret
      I thank you most sincerely, dear friend,
      sending blessings to you ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  36. Congratulations on the blog anniversary. I do love your posts. There are always so many wonderful visual treats!!

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    1. @ Beth
      you're heartily welcome, my new friend !

      Sending you dear love ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  37. Happy blog anniversary, Dany. You've created such a wonderful place of quiet beauty, language and history. It is always a pleasure to visit.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      joyful, lovely friend, I thank you with all my heart !

      Sending blessings on your weekend to come, darling,
      with sincere thankfulness ஐღஐ

      Elimina
  38. My dear italian friend Dany,

    first of all a very happy birthday. It´s a little bit late but good wishes and thoughts find it´s way, even when they are delayed.
    Visiting your blog is always a kind of brain holiday. Schubert, Mozart you need nothing more for recovery. I´m glad that I found you.
    The giveaways are very special. Sisi or Vicki, they are both beautiful.
    Wonderful week for you.
    How are the goose?We have a couple too.Toni & Trudi, both have blue eyes. I love then.
    Hugs Barbara

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    1. @ Barbara
      you're such a loving lady and I feel so fortunate to have met you, sweetest one !

      Giannotto & Bea, our geese, are so good, they're enjoying the first days of Spring, their happiness is truly captivating ... if you also have a couple of these so lovely creatures, you certainly know how adorable they are !

      Sending love on your weekend to come,
      thinking of you with gratitude ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  39. Dearest Daniela,

    Happy blog anniversary dear friend and I am so grateful to have your friendship and so happy to have found you and your beautiful blog.
    Always a delight to come and see all the beautiful things you have to share, thank you for all your love.
    Sending love, hugs, and best wishes
    Carolyn

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    1. @ Carolyn
      my lovely Lady, I heartily thank you for your so beautiful words and for everything your friendship is giving me !

      May the end of your wek be blessed with joy,
      sending gentle hugs and love to you *♥*

      Elimina
  40. Happy anniversary my friend! Thank you for this sweet giveaway! And alas, I am not on Facebook but should I still be able to enter... I would love the Queen Victoria although they are both lovely and beautiful!

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    1. @ JES
      you're another precious, wonderful Gift that ~ My little old world ~ has donated to me ... I cherish you dearly, my sweet soul !

      Be blessed, my dearest one ❥

      Elimina
  41. Felice anniversario, tesoro, auguro al tuo splendido blog cento anni ancora !!!
    Vorrei partecipare al tuo giveaway, se posso, condivido subito anche su Google + e dovendo esprimere una preferenza, voto per l'Imperatrice d'Austria, anche se ammetto che non è assolutamente facile decidere.
    Un grosso bacione
    Tua Mavi

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    1. @ Mavi
      che immenso piacere averti qui, non immagini la gioia che mi doni con questa tua visita e con le tue affezionate parole !

      Ti abbraccio con il cuore ⊰✽♡✽⊱

      Elimina
  42. Happy Blog Anniversary Dany! It has been wonderful getting to know you and your beautiful blog!

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    1. @ Donna
      I wholeheartedly thank you, dear friend, both for visiting and for you so beautiful words !

      Sending dear hugs to you ✿⋰♥⋱✿

      Elimina
  43. What a lovely, elegant and romantic blog and so creative ~ thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog ~

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

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    1. @ carol
      it's my pleasure, you're so welcome !

      I reciprocate your good wishes with all my heart, dear friend ღ

      Elimina
  44. Congratulations on your anniversary! How wonderful! I love the quotes, photos and your lovely art work. Such nice wins for you...such talented ladies! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. @ Ruth
      I'm so grateful for your friendship, my wonderful lady, blessed be !

      Sending love on the end of your week ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  45. Greetings dear Daniela! I am new to your blog but my mom, Shirley, has introduced me and told me what a sweet lady you are :) Your blog is so lovely and refreshing...happy anniversary!I know you are such a blessing to many ladies ♥ I am so happy to meet you and excited to follow your days here. What pretty pictures too! I love all of them and whoever gets to win a bookmark will be a joyful lady :) Thank you for having this fun giveaway!
    Blessings on your day,
    Hugs from Ashleigh

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    1. @ Ashleigh
      I heartily welcome you with a warm hug, my new friend !

      May your weekend be blessed with Joy and Wonder,
      thinking of you with so much gratitude and love ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  46. congratulazioni per il traguardo raggiunto!!! per scelta non ho fb (preferisco i blog ai social..)quindi non posso partecipare al tuo giveaway... ma complimentissimi per i segnalibro (ne faccio collezione e questi sono veramente una chicca!!..(Sissi poi!!!) ma tant'è...)
    un abbraccio
    A, Ct

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    1. @ Angie
      benvenuta anche a de, dolce amica e grazie per le bellissime parole, è un piacere ed una gioia averti al mio fianco d'ora innanzi !

      Che il tuo weekend sia illuminato dalla serenità,
      te lo auguro di vero cuore ❥

      Elimina
  47. Hi: In Los Angeles I still have time to join the give away. I am a new follower and would love to have a change at this prize. Have a great week. Blessings. Martha

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    1. @ Martha
      I wholeaheartedly welcome you, my new friend, I'm overjoyed to have you here !

      Sendng blessings and love on your weekend ahead ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  48. Dany, your posts are so beautiful and you always share such enchanting moments. You certainly have received some lovely gifts from the friends who visit you. I enjoy seeing what you are gifting but I will not join as it would be too expensive to send anything to me here in the States. You are so very thoughtful..Have a wonderful week my dear friend..Judy

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    1. @ Judy
      it's always such a delight to welcome you here, my dear friend ... as for the mailing expenses, you haven't to be worried about it, a Giveaway involves everyone coming from everywhere, my sweet friend !

      Blessed be ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  49. Dearest Dany, many, many congratulations on your blogging anniversary! Your posts and comments are so precious and a joy to read!
    I am so glad we are blogging friends!
    I wish you every success and happiness in the year to come!
    Best wishes!

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    1. @ Christine
      I'm so very blessed by your friendship, my wonderful friend !

      So overjoyed by your words of appreciation and your good wishes, I wish you all my best for the weekend coming ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  50. Good morning, Dany. Each time I click on your blog and this beautiful music starts and then the beautiful photos pop up - I feel like I'm in another lovely world. Your blog is a work of art. Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

    We are so happy that you join us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. It means so much to us. :)

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    1. @ Stacey
      what a joy to have you here with your delightful words, my sweet friend, it's my plesaure, you know, to join your lovely party !

      Sending blessings on your day ✿≫♥≪✿

      Elimina
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    1. @ Deanna
      I sincerely thank you, dearie !

      Much love ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  52. Che meraviglioso inno all'amicizia mia cara Daniela!
    sono veramente commossa anche perchè so che anch'io sono nel tuo grande cuore ,come tu nel mio!
    Un bacio
    Anto

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    1. @ Antonella
      proprio così mia cara, adorabile amica, hai un posto speciale nel mio cuore !

      Grazie per tutto ciò che la tua amicizia mi dona,
      con il cuore ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  53. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Your blog is so beautiful and insightful and you share the most interesting things! Continued success and may all your dreams come true!

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    1. @ Lisa
      your words are truly wonderful, dearie, I'm so grateful to you for them and for your lovely friendshp, as well !

      Sending blessings on your weekend to come ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  54. Cara Daniela,ho appena letto il tuo commento sul mio blog,grazie!
    Mi dispiace aver appreso solo adesso del tuo compiblog,ti ringrazio per l'invito...eccomi qui a festeggiare questa meravigliosa casa virtuale di cui tu sei la squisita padrona.I doni che hai ricevuto sono bellissimi,complimenti a chi li ha realizzati!
    I tuoi segnalibro sono meravigliosi,quello con la principessa Sissy è il mio preferito.
    Felice anniversario!
    Letizia

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    1. @ Letizia
      ce l'hai fatta da arrivare in tempo !
      Dolcissima amica, ti ringrazio per ogni parola che rappresenta un prezioso dono per me !

      Che la tua giornata scorra serena e che il tuo weekend sia colmo di gioia,
      te lo auguro con tutto il cuore ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  55. Hello
    I love your blog and your pictures however can't readi it and couldn't find a translate button

    Janice

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    1. @ Janice
      I welcome you with so much joy, my new friend !
      You have to know that I mistrust of every online translation, them all subvert the true meanings, that's why I prefer you to read the translation I do by myself, that you can find between the written in Italian and the comments, under the image suggesting you to scroll down the page for the English version.

      With so much thankfulness I wish you all my best for your weekend to come ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  56. Happy Anniversary to you and your beautiful blog. A little giveaway is a lovely way to celebrate!
    I hope your blog continues to bring you joy and friendship for many years to come. With all the effort you put in, I think it can do only that!
    Many hugs to you,
    Andrea

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    1. @ Andrea
      loving friend of mine, I'm so overjoyed by your words and your greetings, I cherish you !

      May your weekend be blessed with joy, darling,
      thinking of you with so much dear love ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  57. Cara Dani, auguri per il tuo splendido blog e per il tuo compleanno, da quanto ho capito ormai passato!! ti abbraccio con affetto!

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    1. @ Minù
      dolcissima fatina mia, sì il mio compleanno è trascorso da molti giorni, l'anniversario del blog è stato il primo giorno del mese e per poche ore non hai potuto prendere parte al Giveaway, mi spiace davvero !

      Ti abbraccio con tanto affetto ringraziandoti con tutto il cuore ed augurandoti uno splendido weekend di primavera ❥

      Elimina
  58. Devo ammettere in tutta onestà che non credevo di godere del privilegio di tutta questa vostra benevolenza, di tutta questa ammirazione, di tutto questo affetto di cui, con le vostre parole, mi avete dato palese dimostrazione, colmando ogni attimo di questi giorni di gioia ... leggere ogni vostro commento è significato un tuffo al cuore, ed ora che li ho riletti tutti la letizia, la gaiezza interiore si è rinnovata in tutta la sua maestosità ... Ed io, cosa dovrei dire io, che mi sento così onorata dall'aver accanto ciascuno di voi ... non ho parole che esprimano pienamente ciò che sento, perdonatemi !
    Ringrazio immensamente tutti, se ~ My little old wold ~ è divenuto ciò che è, lo devo soprattutto a voi !

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  59. I have to admit in all honesty that I didn't think to enjoy the privilege of all this kindness, admiration and affection of yours which, with your words, you gave me clear demonstration of, filling every moment of these days of joy... to read every comment meant feeling like my heart had skipped a beat, and now that I read them all again the happiness, the inner gaiety, have been renewed in all their majesty ... and I, what should I say ... I feel so honored from having next to me each one of you ... I have no words to express fully what I feel, forgive me!
    Thanks immensely to everyone of you, if ~ My little old wold ~ has become what it is, I owe it especially to you !

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  60. Dany, happy 3rd anniversary (blogiversary?). Your blog is so beautiful and reflects a joyful heart.

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    1. @ Jean
      you're always so generous with me, darling friend !

      May your weekend be blessed with joy,
      thinking of you with much gratitude ✿≫✿≪✿

      Elimina

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS, SO PRECIOUS TO ME.