Hopalong Hollow....

Hopalong Hollow, where the Blueberries grow sweet, and the moss feels soft beneath your feet.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wishing you tidings of great joy, from all that dwell in Hopalong Hollow!

We wish to thank all of those who visit us here in the Hollow.
Thank you for your kind comments and  for taking the time to peek in on us when ever you are able. We hope you will continue!
You can view in the larger window, but the photos seem to blur a bit when viewed large. I am still trying to figure this thing out!

 The Beautiful music is called: Dues Meus Adiuva and played by Wendy Barlow on harp and Bill Bellamy on hammered dulcimer.

All photos were taken here in the Hollow and Manor, by Amateur Photographers, James (Lord of the Manor), and Mistress of the Manor, me.

"The Christmas day is dawning;
Our carols now we sing;
And pray the coming season
 May peace and gladness bring.

To every one, and all of yours,
 We wish a merry day,
And hope some of its pleasures
Through all the year may stay."
L.A. France

  Now, I must dash! I have to go and watch my FAVORITE rendition of "A Christmas Carol" with Albert Finny as  Scrooge.
 "God Bless us, every one!"


  1. Dear Jeri,

    Wishing you, yours, and all who call Hopalong Hollow home a most joyous Christmas!

    Teresa O

  2. Jeri, you and James amaze me. This is beautiful- love the slide show, love the music and can't wait to see more. It was just beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration .... Merry Christmas and a very happy healthy New Year,
    -Deborah Rogers

  3. Dear Jeri ~ What a lovely treat this was. I sat here with a wide smile on my face and tears in my eyes.

    Wishing you and James and all of your critters there at the Manor in Hopalong Hollow a joyous Christmas and a wonderful new year.

  4. What a pretty sideshow! I can imagine it's very pretty now in the hollow.
    Have you ever done a calender? I actually did a search to see if you had one because I was looking for a wall calender and thought one with your art would be perfect.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for sharing your beautiful town with photos. The music was outstanding! In my second life I will play a dulcimer.

  6. Dear Jeri
    Oh how I enjoyed viewing your beautiful Manor. What a warm and inviting home. That was such a treat.. How in the world did you manage to put the stars waaaaaaaaay up there? Oh my! Wishing you, James and all your furry companions a wonderful Christmas.
    You are such an inspiration to me. Wait until Anita see this and hears the sweet sounds of the harp... She will love it.
    Thank you for all of your most welcome visits and kind words..

  7. JERI!!! Ohhhhhhhh, I think I had TOO many Speculaas tonight as well...I knocked out on the couch and I am here to visit with you and THANK YOU FOR COMING not once, but TWICE TO NOWHERE! BRAVO TO YOU for all of your fine accomplishments throughout the years, and for sharing with US, your fans, who love your world. Tea and Rattus are all tucked in now, having had much success tonight and enjoying the afterglow of such dear friends!


  8. How wonderfully enjoyable! On a practical note, you may find that increasing the pixel (file) size of your photos (from the camera menu) makes larger viewing less blurry, but I liked seeing it all in miniature anyway. A peaceful Christmas to you all from the snowed in Cotswolds.

  9. What a beautiful slide show Jeri. The music is so wonderful too.
    Wishing you and yours and of course the girls and all of the critters a Wonderful Christmas!

  10. What a beautiful *greetings*!!! Thank you for it. I enjoyed our pictures very much!
    Thankyou for your note too Jeri, your visit at woolytales is always a pleasure of mine!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  11. JERI DEAREST!!! tteeeeeheeeee...you tell Hamish there are plenty of his TYPE out there with the same and even more creativity than miself!!! teeeheee! Oh, I LOVE YOUR CRITTERS BACK WITH MUCH AFFECTION! Oh Jeri, you are so witty and fun, I so enjoy you! THank you for coming by to see the show and shhhhh....I'll tell you the secret for the shadow show: make cut-outs, tape them on rice paper, but a flashlight standing up on the stage towards the mini chandelier and tape the paper so it is a curtain and VOILÀ! Instant shadow show. Teeeheee!

    TRY IT WITH YOUR FAB CUTOUTS!!! Let me know what you get! And I made the theatre out of a child's book case! I just added all the babbles and I am in play mode!

    HAVE A COZY WEEK...I will be posting again probably on Christmas eve. Blessings, Anita

  12. Dear Jeri,

    A very big thank you for coming by my blog and leaving a comment~ I would never have found your wonderful place, if you hadn't! I'm so glad to meet another tree lover, and you dress up chickens, too!! :)

    My family and I would love to come visit your little homestead; we're planning on buying land in the Ozarks and settling there as soon as we can, and have lots of animals, too.



  13. Seasons greetings. All the best to you and your family for the holidays.

  14. Jeri, how beautiful. I am so glad i found your blog, your work is wonderful, i love all the details. Thank you for visiting & leaving such a lovely msg, so glad you enjoyed a taste of our wee corner of scotland. Have a wonderful Christmas x

  15. I have so enjoyed seeing your artistic creations and home pictures over the year, "Happy days" cheers Marie

  16. Thanks for inviting us into your home this Christmas, I hope you have a good one. I have enjoyed getting to know you a little and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations in the New Year.

  17. This is wonderful and lovely. I so enjoy the visits.

    Sending wishes for a joyous holiday season (and creative),

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  18. P.S. Forgot to mention that I am a BIG and APPRECIATIVE fan of your works.


  19. P.P.S. and now I'm your newest follower! (THIS IS MY FINAL P.S.)

  20. Merry Christmas to you There in Hopealong Hollow!Many Blessings to you and your Family in the Coming year Jeri!


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