Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Vintage White Christmas



Are you hoping for a white Christmas this year? I understand that you all down in Texas had a taste of the white stuff already. ;) We had our first snowfall here in New Jersey on Saturday, with giant flakes falling at dusk and into the night.

I've been editing some snow photos I took last year at my favorite park, Natirar. I guess you could say that I've been on a vintage black and white kick, with just the tiniest bit of color. If you want to see the landscape photos full size, head on over to my other blogs, In a Soft Light and Simple Things, by clicking on the names in the navigation bar below my header. But before you do that, leave me a comment here and tell me if you think you will be having a white Christmas.



Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:

1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net. I can't wait to see your mosaics! Here is Mr. Linky:

89 comments:

  1. I love this vintage mosaic! The frosted ice looks like crystals!

    Should I say we are lucky... we don't get snow at all?

    Happy Holidays, Mary!

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  2. Oh, Mary! What a stunning mosaic! I think this is your best one yet!

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  3. Your wintery mosaic is incredibly beautiful, Mary!

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  4. Oh Mary...this is just gorgeous. What fabulous photography! I'm cheating this week and have a triple dose link up going...

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  5. It is a lovely vintage white mosaic. Love your photos. We also had snow here in Maryland yesterday too. It was the pretty snow sticking to the grass and trees.

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  6. Beautiful Mary! Love the feel of this. That touch of snow we had was perfect! ~jeanne

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  7. Mary, I have the wrong link up, sorry, don't know how that happened! http://mypaintingroom.blogspot.com/2009/12/cats-tree.html

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  8. Oh my ... how WONDERFUL ;-)
    We're still wishing and hoping for rain under sunny skies. Such is life, right? I'm sharing mosaics on all three blogs as usual ... just because.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Happily Retired Gal
    Sacred Ruminations
    Small Reflections

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  9. M:

    Lovely work! We did not get snow yesterday but was in Manhattan this morning and it appears they did...a white Christmas is always nice!
    :0)
    Tara

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  10. This mosaic is beautiful, just like all of your photos! I think having a white Christmas is very special ~ almost magical. I am from New Jersey too and also experienced the large wet flakes covering the ground on Saturday.

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  11. I love the feel of this. So classic & timeless.

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  12. What a beautiufl mosaic, Mary! I love the look of the black and white. My eyes are drawn to that wonderful flatware! No snow here...not yet! It came just to the north of us...:-(
    Happy week!...Debbie

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  13. I absolutely love your mosaic!! I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...I'll only get it in my dreams. Oh well
    *hugs*deb

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  14. Your mosaic is beautiful. I would love to participate, however I do not know how to create a mosaic. :o) Any suggestions?
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  15. Love your vintage black and white Christmas mosaic, Mary....beautiful.
    I don't think we can ever anticipate a White Christmas here in San Diego!!!

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  16. Hi Mary
    This mosaic is so pretty, sparkly and tranquil looking - all at the same time.
    It is snowing here in Ontario as I type and very cold out! Yup, I think we're in for a white Christmas and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Judith

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  17. Your pictures are stunning. I love the look of the icy cold snow and the trees all frosty, and your stering in the cup is gorgeous. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Beautiful! Love all the white and silver and crystal.

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  19. That's just beautiful! Love the mix of different things you've put together!

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  20. Those winter scenes are lovely...and so is the rest of the vintage white.

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  21. A truly beautiful mosaic, Mary! Each frame is a work of art!

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  22. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos!

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  23. Mary, I think every one of your mosaics is prettier than the last, but this one has to be the prettiest one of all! It's just simply beautiful!

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  24. Thank for the link repair Mary!

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  25. Mary, you have outdone yourself with this mosaic!These images are so incredibly beautiful. I think we will have a white Christmas (it's the only time i wish for snow). I have been drawn more and more to the simplicity of white this year. So peaceful and yet the shadows and different ways the light hits it changes it so it is never boring.

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  26. Mary, your mosiacs ALWAYS take my breath away...this one is just gorgeous!
    Susan

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  27. I think this has to be one of my favourite mosaics you have created Mary, it's stunning. No snow here in the bay area but Tahoe is only a
    short drive away for our snow fix. Happy MM, Kathy

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  28. Oh Mary you outdid yourself today with your vintage white mosaic! Incredibly lovely photos you chose to compose such a intricate mosaic.
    (Thanks again for linking me last week!)
    ~Rainey~

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  29. Vintage white!!! How clever you are and what a beautiful scene your mosaic makes. MB

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  30. Your vintage Christmas is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

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  31. Your mosaic is beautiful. White and blue are so beautiful for Christmas. I love an ecru color too.
    QMM

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  32. This is just gorgeous!
    Yes, I live in the Houston area and things were crazy down here. We're just not used to driving on icy roads, there were a ton of wrecks. I teach school and parents were taking kids out left and right to play in our Texas "snow"!
    Thanks for hosting this event, it's always so much fun to see what everyone creates.

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  33. Winter is beautiful to behold.

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  34. your gorgeous mosaic will be as close as i get to a white christmas in southern california, but it is so pretty that i will enjoy it just as if i were in the white stuff! of course, in true socal spirit of the season, a house down the street from mine has a little snow machine that makes fake snow fly on weekends, so i can bundle up in my eddie bauer karakoram (sp)from 1973 and imagine... jkj

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  35. Mary, I agree with Kathy...this is one of my favorites you've done...something about it snaps me right back to my grandma's at Christmas...Your winter park scenes are to die for!

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  36. Mary, Your snowy mosaic is just beautiful! I'm from the north so my white Christmas will have to be in my memories this year, since I live in Florida now. My children have never seen real snow. I feel so guilty. Every child should see it and play in it. Maybe next year:)

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  37. Beautiful!

    We had a wonderful snow fall her in PA too. Just enough for an early snow!

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  38. oh, i hope i don't have a white christmas! LOL i don't like the stuff personally. it's pretty and all that but causes too much havoc here.

    beautiful shots

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  39. Oh Mary -- this one's a keeper :)

    Simply stunning.

    Unlike others I really do enjoy snow. I like how it slows us all down and puts a quiet paul over so much of a busy world.

    Thanks as always!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  40. How beautiful! I just kept striang at your mosaic..it is absolutely magical!

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  41. so beautiful... i always look forward to monday mornings at your place :)

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  42. Mary - that's one of the prettiest mosaics I've seen - just gorgeous! Winter has a beauty of it's own. THANKS for sharing!

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  43. Love this...what a gorgeous mosaic Mary!

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  44. A beautiful winter white mosaic, how gorgeous.
    Have a great week.
    Maggie

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  45. What a gorgeous job you did with the white mosaic! mary :O)

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  46. Mary, your mosaic is breathtaking...I love the white and touch of silver.

    Yes, we had some snow in Texas, we were driving to Galveston for Dickens on the Strand and it snowed on us for about 45 minutes...it was beautiful.

    Barbara

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  47. i am joining in for the first time...i hope i am doing it right..mine have no theme..

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  48. Beautiful white Christmas mosaic, with the snowy landscapes, flowers and vintage things. It won't snow at our house, but we might get to see a dusting of snow on the mountaintops.

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  49. All I can say is WOW!!! B : )

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  50. This mosaic reflects the spirit of the season. Well done.

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  51. Mary,
    What glorious mosaic. I love how you picked up the patterns and the tint on these photographs are beautiful. The song, the photographs all set such a lovely cozy mood.
    Karen

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  52. Mary, this is a beautiful mosaic! I love the b&w! I am looking forward to a photo excursion soon {but it's getting cold, brrr!} and hope to play at MM soon!

    Snow is in the forecast, however just rain so far....but if that temperature drops-we could get lucky! :)
    Michelle

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  53. I love the vintage look you created. Those photos are pretty enough to be in a book of art.
    We had so much snow in our area last year that I couldn't pile it any higher...mind you I'm only 5 feet tall. It snowed every day for a month or so.
    It is freezing temperatures here now but I sure hope we don't get the snow again. I our part of B.C. we rarely do have a white Christmas.

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  54. Made me shiver to see the pictures this morning! We missed out on the snow...so far...but it's plenty cold here in Arkansas this morning. I love the white stuff, it means a I get to stay home and make soup, everything stops. I need to get moving on my shopping this week and get it all done...just in case we get snowed in!
    joy c. at grannymountain

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  55. Hi Mary,
    Everyone of those photos are amazing!You need to do a book.
    Thank you for hosting again this week.

    Carolyn

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  56. Hi Mary
    Just wanted to let you know I joined in Mosaic Monday today. Your photos are gorgeous, as always. Thanks for hosting it.
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  57. Beautiful photos of your gorgeous "whites"...

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  58. Gorgeous! I so look forward to you mosaics each week. This one is particularly beautiful!

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  59. Mary, this week's mosaic is just so serene looking and strikingly beautiful! I am in love with all of your river shots through the seasons but this winter shot is especially beautiful and I am in awe of the icy berry branches. Gorgeous photos and mosaic!

    Thank you for beautiful such a wonderful weekly hostess.

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  60. Beautiful mosaic, and I love the first picture of the icy berries!

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  61. Mary, your photographs and your mosaics are art. This is beautiful. laurie

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  62. Holy Moses I love this mosaic Mary. My house is colored like this so it would fit right in here. And sure do we love snow on xmas but in Holland you're never know these days. When I was little we had a big pack every single winter. So lets cross our fingers.

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  63. Looking forward to seeing your other photos but first...we had flurries but nothing to stick. Just a little too far down in Texas. Love your images for today.
    Happy Christmas Blessings ;-)

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  64. This mosaic is particuarly beautiful Mary! You rphotography is stunning and what a gift it gives all of us!
    Love,
    Sue

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  65. Really love the silver tones....smiles.

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  66. Mary, your pictures are always so beautiful. And you are such an inspiration to me. I tried the Mosaic for the first time today. I'm still learning my way around blog-land.

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  67. Mary, that is stunning! It gives me chills, in more ways than one.
    As for a White Christmas... who knows? We had a White Second Sunday in Advent, so anything is possible. If we do, I want TIDY snow, not big massive dirty piles of it, and no ice. There, I've placed my order!
    Again -- you just get better and better at your photography. Gorgeous.
    Cass

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  68. Mary, I am late, but I made it!
    That mosaic is gorgeous, wintery and wonderful!
    Hope you ankle is better..Loved your bucket of cheer too!
    Have a good week..it's getting close!!

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  69. Mary, those are some gorgeous pictures!!! We missed the snow by about 100 miles, but they are already talking of some for the weekend. Highly unusual for us here in the south!
    Have a wonderful day and keep warm!
    Ulrike

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  70. G'day, love your mosaic, just beautiful. We in Aussie Land do not have a white Christmas. But I do miss that. I was born in Europe and I remember we used to have a white christmas, just magic those times. Wish I was there :) Anyways enjoy xmas and new year and again thank you for hosting mosaic monday :) cya

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  71. Mary, this is one of the most beautiful mosaics you've created. That's saying a lot because your mosaics are always top shelf.

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  72. Love this mosaic!! I'm just learning and so enjoy seeing yours.

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  73. Thanks for hosting this post. I love all the different ones!
    JoAnn at Gathering Place

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  74. Ah Mary, Australian's only dream about this type of Christmas from story books ... we are expecting high summer weather with beaches, barbeques and sunscreen as usual.

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  75. A lovely winter white mosaic. Blessings!
    Gwen

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  76. What is it about the lack of color that makes a photo seem so vivid? Pretty! And I think we are going to get started on our white Christmas later on today :)

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  77. Ice, crystal, silver. Lovely counterpoints to the wintry landscapes and flowers. A moody mosaic.

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  78. Wow! Your photos are lovely! You have a great eye. Thanks for hosting this post. I will make it a goal to try this.

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  79. This mosaic is so amazing - I am absolutely drawn to it. A number of your recent visits have been me!!

    Stunning, simply stunning.

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  80. Your photos in this mosaic have so calming and wonderful tones!!!

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  81. Oh, absolutely beautiful mosaic, I think it should be on a Christmas card or made into a picture. . .
    Merry Christmas and thank-you for sharing your talents with us!

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  82. Beautiful mosaic. Your ability to capture a mood in your pictures and then put them together is amazing.
    Enjoy visiting your blog
    Frances

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  83. Awesome, so ethereal and timeless...
    Love to visit your blog..
    glenda@SerendipityCottage

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  84. Hi Mary! I'm looking forward to participating in Mosaic Monday. Your White Christmas mosaic is beyond gorgeous!

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  85. I do love today's mosaic (14th December) but somehow this one does it for me!!! Absolutely beautiful - well done!
    Gena

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