28 December 2010

Light up the Dark


In some parts of the world it is still Narnia, a perpetual snowy landscape.
Most of us would like to wrap up warm, hibernate and dream of spring blossoms and balmy summer evenings. 
We have the shortest day of the year behind us but the days are still short and the evenings and nights are long.


I think it is important to try to light up the dark.
Flickering candles, crackling open fires even electric lights will make the dark a bit lighter.
A bit of colour also helps to chase the blues away.
Old vintage glass bottles and glass candle holders make a wonderful combination.
The way it reflects the light and all the different colours is magical.



19 comments:

Henrietta said...

I love the blue ones. It so wonderful that we are getting towards to lightening times but it is still too dark. It has snowing here so haven't see the sun many many days. I just wait my holiday on February we are going to Las Palmas for two weeks to say hello to the sun:)

Randi said...

Helt underbara och superläckert arrangerade bilder! Du är sååå proffsig på att skapa vackra stilleben!
Sänder en stor, varm kram
Randi
xx

Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

Lots of light and colour is just what I need!

Wish you a Happy New Year's Eve!

Lieve groet, Madelief

The Garden Ms. S said...

Lovely! I brought home some beeswax candles this year to fill the house with their honey scent. I love candles in winter!

Fru C said...

Light up the Dark.....Du kunde inte valt ett bättre tema! God fortsättning önskar jag dig ;)
Carolina

Jess said...

Hope you had a good hoilday! Thank you for always leaving lovely comments. Hugs-Jess

Heather said...

Beautiful Photos! I love all the colors!

lisa said...

All of these are so lovely.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

your lights are so beautiful and yes, you are right, here in Germany it still looks like NARNIA ( I saw the new film in cinema last week, there is no snow....)in the first of the films , because of the snow...

Wishe you a good start into the new year !!!
All the best ,
Sanne

NinaH said...

Dina vackra bilder av ljus-arr hjälper också till med "upplysningen" och ökar välbefinnandet!;-)
God fortsättning på helgerna!

Blomsterverkstad said...

Grattis kära Ingrid! Du vann Fifis bok!!! Vill du vara snäll och maila din adress till mig så kommer boken så småningom till dig (den kommer ut först i april). minnaatblomsterverkstad.com Grattiskramar,Minna :)

Blomsterverkstad said...

Tittade förresten genom de senaste bilderna - helt otroligt duktig du är! Håller med Randi i allt! Kram, Minna :)

The Summer Porch said...

Wonderful colors Ingrid, it creates such magical pictures. Congratulations on your win!
Happy New Year!!!
Rosemary...XO

flutietootie said...

Nice. I like how the light bounced off of the candle. Your use of light is beautiful.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, these are gorgeous! Coming over to wish you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful New Year my sweet friend. Thank you for all the blessings, love and support you have given me this year. Have a lovely merry happy last week of 2010! Love to you!

Joyce said...

Beautiful blog. I have been browsing throught your pages for well over on hour. I have added your blog to my side list of favorite blogs. Thanks for all the inspiration.

irma´s uthus said...

Heej, vilken underbar blogg du har! jag antar att du är svensk:)när jag ser andra kommentarer. Ha en trevlig helg! snöiga hälsningar från dalarna

Charlotte said...

Härligt vackra bilder Ingrid! Ljus i mörkret behövs verkligen nu.... för att härda ut tills ljuset återvänder igen...

Önskar dig ett riktigt Gott Nytt År!
Kram Charlotte

fialka012 said...

Velmi krásné...