December 1, 2009
growing up, one of my very favorite christmastime books was cobweb christmas. the little picture book tells the story of an old woman called tante, who in preparation for christmas has cleaned her house {at the edge of a pine forest} from top to bottom. in her haste to ready the house for the holiday, she forgets to clean out the spiders, and in the morning they have woven her magnificent cobwebs that shimmer over the whole cottage.
i’ve been thinking about the story ever since pia posted these beautiful photos from shane waltner’s installation, aunt peggy has departed.
positively lovely and perfect for a cobweb christmas. happy december.

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  • Reply knack December 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    awesome, awesome photos!!…love the story too!


  • Reply Allison December 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    i've never heard of that story before, but it sounds so interesting. and the pictures are amazing! such beautiful cobwebs.

  • Reply littlebyrd December 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    That sounds so good! I will try to fond a copy so I can read it to me son. These pictures are wonderful.

  • Reply Stacey December 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    beautiful thoughts to go with those gorgeous images

  • Reply Emily December 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Erin, that is one of my favorite Christmas stories too!! And these pictures are perfect reminders of that special story! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply janis December 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Oh what beautiful work – very moving.

    I was on a walk last week and came upon a tree wrapped in delicate crochet – I have posted it if you would like to take a look.

    Thanks for sharing this gem…

  • Reply Amanda Nicole December 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    These are breathtaking. I've never read that story, thank you for sharing!

  • Reply L E A H December 1, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    woah, so cool! never heard of the story, i'll have to check it out.

  • Reply our little love nest December 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Those are simply beautiful!! Loving that you shared this story! Hoping you are having a wonderful week so far! xoxo

  • Reply cindy December 1, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    i love the story and the installation. so true, too. we often don't see beyond our little noses.

  • Reply vintage simple December 2, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Love the installation (it truly is magnificent) and the story you've retold here. Happy December, Erin.


  • Reply Joanna December 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

    Such an inspirational story with beautiful photos to boot.

  • Reply Chelsea December 2, 2009 at 1:43 am

    These are so cool.

  • Reply simplesong December 2, 2009 at 2:34 am

    wow! so fun and really lovely!

  • Reply Anna December 2, 2009 at 4:15 am

    i've never read cobweb christmas, but think i may have too. these photos are just beautiful.

  • Reply Rebecca Desnos December 2, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Lovely installation and lovely blog 🙂

  • Reply Diana December 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    neat! I've never read that book before. I just might have to now.

  • Reply One.Twenty.Fifty.Two December 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    oh.. so amazingly prrtiful

  • Reply Fashion Wh0re December 4, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Really cool pics i'm following check out my blog

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau December 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    beautiful erin…loverly connection…

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