Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas


Warm and woolly holiday wishes from Willow Manor!  I want to thank you, dear friends, for being the best readership in the whole blogosphere. Your delightful, insightful and most generous support is invaluable. Even though I may not always make it around to each of your blogs as much as I would like, please know that you hold a special place in my heart. You are the best.  All of you.  Merry Christmas and warm feathers for your nests in the upcoming year.   ~~Tess/Willow (xx)

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  1. Greetings Tess and family,

    Happy Holidays to you all. Enjoy your time together - making memories for years to come!

    Marjorie

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  2. And Merry Christmas to you too Willow!!! I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog this year...Blessings, Dzintra♥x

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours, have a wonderful time together.

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  4. Merry Christmas to YOU, too. Hope it's a good one.

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  5. merry christmas willow! hope santa is good to you!

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  6. And a good one to you and yours.

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  7. I've so enjoyed the visits back and forth throughout this year, and look forward to more ooh's and aah's in the coming new year.
    Wishing you and yours all the blessings of Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year !
    Hugs,
    Jo
    x

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  8. Wishing you many Christmas Blissings!

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  9. The house looks great! Merry Christmas! I have enjoyed your blog more than I can tell you in the last year or so. It is so full of fascinating words, images and ideas. Tess, you are very talented and you have brightened my little corner of the world.

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  10. A warm and woolly Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tess! I'm sure the Manor will be alive with the Christmas spirit!

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  11. Willow,
    Thanks!
    You're the best.
    Merry Christ mas to you and everyone at the Manor.
    rel
    :I proofed and there are no typos here. :)

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  12. happy christmas from steven and the staff at the golden fish blog!!! you rock the soft part of the bloggy world tess kincaid!! steven

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  13. Happy and merry Tess. thank you for another year of bloggish wonder- I read you every day but rarely comment- Now I am and i thank you! You are delightful in every possible way!

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  14. Happy Holidays my friend:)

    BTW: The chicken was to die for, all my guest raved over it:) thank you

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  15. A very Merry Christmas to you all of yours. I look forward to much more magic in the New Year. You are a true inspiration. All best love.

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  16. Merry merry Christmas Willow!

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  17. and a very merriest of holidays to you and yours...

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  18. That's a beautiful photo. And beautiful sentiment. Love your place. Happy Holidays!

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  19. And to you and yours Willow.
    I've enjoyed the Magpie challenge enormously I have enrolled in a Queensland Writers Centre "Year of the Memoir" course for 2011 to pursue my 'faction' based stories.
    Magpie Tales has played a part in that decision.
    Snow for you, rain for us.
    Enjoy the holiday season.
    Steve Capelin

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  20. I know I have not participated in the last few Magpies but it's definitley not because I didn't want too, I have been so run off my feet and haven't had much 'Me' time!
    I just want you to know that I have absolutely loved the experiences you've provided with Magpie Tails and also the warm words of appreciation & encouragement.
    Thank You & May you also have a wonderful Festive Season.. Merry Christmas Tess & a very happy new year to you and yours! Warm Wish Kath xx

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  21. happy peace and quiet and creativity in the new year!

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  22. Merry Christmas to you! I am so happy to know you through your gorgeous blog --

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  23. Doesn't The Manor look great in the snow. Maybe you should hold next year's ball in Winter!

    Joyeux Noel. Cro.

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  24. Warmest Christmas wishes to you dear Willow & WT from MOTH & I @ The Hedge. Yes, it's been a wonderful year of fun, frivolity, thoughtfulness, a smidgie of controversy, a little pathos & some belly-button gazing here at The Manor - thank you my dear.
    Millie xx

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  25. Merry Christmas to you and all your family, willow!

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  26. Thank you, for making the 'Manor' such a welcoming place to visit.

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  27. To you and your loved ones: Merry Christmas!

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  28. A very merry Mystery to you this Christmas, Tess. (That's my new Christmas greeting.) You're the best.

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  29. What a beautiful photo!

    A very merry everything! to you and yours. :-)

    (I always read but rarely comment but I always enjoy your blog and just love magpie tales too.)

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  30. Merry Christmas, Willow, and thank you for enriching our daily lives with your poetry and images ...
    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  31. The Warmest, Happiest and Merriest of times to you and all at the Manor, Tess!

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  32. Warm and wonderful greeting for Christmas and the New Year to all at Willow Manor! :)

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  33. Happy Christmas dear Tess. I have always thought that you define what blogging really is : interesting, joyous and something which unites people all over the world. Thanks for that and thanks for being someone I am proud to call a friend.
    Alan and family.

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  34. May all who dwell and gather at the Manor have a very merry Christmas! I am certain it will be well kept :-) And look at this list of comments already...you have more than woolly socks (vital though they may be) to keep you warm, dear lady.

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  35. Have a beautiful and joyful Christmas, willow.

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  36. I'll never forget you little niece as we hung our stockings on
    Grandma's chair in anticipation that Santa would be there.
    Love and big hugs to you and WT and that handsome crew of yours. A very Merry Christmas to you my dear! xoxo Unks :)

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  37. Happy christmastime to you and yours Willow.

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  38. and Merry chritmas to you too dear tess. Your blog is a gift to all of us and I enjoy it muchly. Have a wonderful time with your family and friends. blessings, Suki

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  39. Thanks for the warm feathers, Willow. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  40. and to you as well friend. I so enjoy visiting the manor and look forward to another year. Sending you some warm Arizona sunshine.

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  41. Merry Christmas, Tess! Enjoy the time with your house full of loved ones. May the blessings of family keep you warm and cozy this holiday.

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  42. Dear Tess,

    Wishing you and yours a white, warm, wooly-socks wonderful Christmas and a 2011 filled with health, joy and beautiful music and poetry!

    Love,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  43. Merry Christmas...I have enjoyed your poetry and photography this past year...thank you for sharing.

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  44. warmth, hope and love.
    Merry Christmas to all at the Manor!

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  45. I'm diggin on the warm feathers in the nest and enjoy reading your posts immensely. Merry Christmas and thank you for teaching me so much this year through your writing.

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  46. And a Merry Christmas to you, Tess. May the holiday and the new year bring you many wonderful blessings.

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  47. Merry Christmas Willow - Be most joyous on this day of days.

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  48. Have a wonderful and joyous Christmas dear Willow, WT and the three Manorettes : )
    Love Cat & Unks

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  49. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  50. Merry Christmas, Tess, and thanks for all your kind words and support. Peace.

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  51. Very nicely said and very warmly received. Happy Christmas to you and your family, too. I've enjoyed every aspect of your unique blog.

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  52. And will continue to enjoy it in 2011. Lovely photo btw.

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  53. Oh, I like the perspective of this shot of your lovely manor in winter glory. Merry Christmas.

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  54. Happy Holidays to you too, dear Willow/Tess, from all the Neckmann family in Camelopardalis Constellation!

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  55. A joyous holiday to you too!

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  56. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    :-)
    ==lennie==

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  57. Merry Christmas, Tess!
    Love that portrait of you on Dec 17, 2010. Very regal and very sexy I think!
    Just came to me when talking with Betsy and you and she are sisters and Bach is your uncle! Well I'm a little slow but happy to be blogging with the family!

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  58. Merry Christmas Tess! And all the best to you and your family in the new year! : )

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  59. May your stockings be heavy and your heart be light, may you hear Yuletide carols all through the night. May the joy, love, and peace of the season be yours, and may all of your gift canoes come with big oars.

    Huh?

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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  60. Warm & wooly holidays to you, miss Willow of the Manor.

    (Deep bow, hug, and kiss to you! I'd mail you some freshly baked peppermint & chocolate chip pancakes if I knew they'd keep!)

    xoxo,
    T

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  61. Merry Christmas, Willow/Tess!

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  62. Merry Christmas to you Willow Darling...life wouldn't be quite the same without you!

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  63. Tess!!!
    Merry Christmas Queen Willow, it is I who am grateful to you for the stream of inspiration that flows ceaselessly from you to us, your incredibly fortunate readers x

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  64. Hola,

    I just wanted to wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas...^^

    Feliz Navidad!!! Dios nos bendiga a todos!!!^^

    ~Kelvin

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  65. Merry Christmas my sweet Willow!!! Wishing you so much love and good health!

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  66. My sweet, dear Tess,

    A Merry, Joyous, Wondrous Christmas to you, WT and your three babies.

    May your words, images, and artful view of life's offerings continue to flourish in the coming year.

    With love,
    Suzanne xx

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  68. Merry Christmas, TK!

    May life at Willow Manor be always warm and woolyfull.

    8^)

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  69. Merry Christmas, Tess! Looks like a white one at The Manor!

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  70. Merry Christmas to you and your family Ms. Willow!

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  71. Dear Willow, May you have the Merriest Christmas ever!

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  72. Happy Christmas as they say across the pond
    and Merry New Year. Our presents have been
    open, Christmas breakfast smells are wafting in the
    air as I type. The grandsons are hiding from each other in their pop up tents, having a demolition derby with their radio controlled vehicles, riding their new bikes in the house and scaring the dogs and marking up the floor, and shooting all of us with their new automatic toy rifles.

    I am new to the Manor, and still a fledgling Magpie,
    but I have to say the Manor is my favorite stop
    daily, and you are the highlight of so many of
    our days. Thanks for all you share, and who
    you are, and may 2011 continue to be a
    Willow Year.

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  73. Many wishes being sent your way for a FABULOUS CHRISTmas!!!!!
    With love,
    Jill

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  74. What a beautiful picture of Willow Manor! Best wishes for a wondrous holiday season to you and yours, Tess!

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  75. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you Tess!

    it's been fun reading you..

    P.S your new pic on the sidebar is just classic!:)

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  76. I know I'm not really getting my wishes in on time. The truth is, it's just after midnight, but I still had to come by and wish you the merriest Christmas season ever. I want to thank you for making my life richer by sharing your blog and by reading mine. You are a blessing to me. Merry, merry Christmas, my friend. May the coming week bring you laughter, joy, short returns lines, and lots of good deals at the after-Christmas sales. ;^) Much love, Relyn

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  77. Sending you BOXING DAY best wishes and most affectionate thoughts. Looking forward to another great year of blogging friendship! xx

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  78. I am finally finding some time to visit my blogging friends to belatedly wish them a merry and bright Christmas season and a wonderfully joyous New Year! Thank you for all the gifts of poetry, movie recommendations, recipes, and just plain fun info that you have given me throughout the year!

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  79. Belated Marry Christmas dear - looked beautiful at the manor!

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