Friday, December 19, 2014

Who Sent Seasons Greetings in Victorian Days


I'm sharing about 19th Century Christmas Cards in my post at Heroes, Heroines, & History. Do you know who the "father of the American Christmas card" is? Stop by and find out. There is a surprise giveaway as well for a set of A Cup of Christmas Cheer!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What Happened to Plymouth Rock?




 Meet me at Colonial Quills for my post Saving Plymouth Rock about its fascinating history which I only recently learned about.


Friday, November 7, 2014

2014 A Cup of Christmas Cheer!



Celebrating the release of A Cup of Christmas Cheer, Volumes 3 &4 (2014) from Guidepost Books featuring my short story "The Memory Shop"!

Visit the A Cup of Christmas Cheer Website

Purchase the set here!



Monday, November 3, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"The Memory Shop" in A Cup of Christmas Cheer, Vol. 4 & a Giveaway!


To hear about my story, "The Memory Shop" in Guideposts Books A Cup of Christmas Cheer, join me on our special BLOG dedicated to the two new volumes of this charming collection! Enter my giveaway for this beautiful Spode Christmas Tree 12 oz. Tisaniere!

http://cupofchristmascheer.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/the-memory-shop-by-carla-olson-gade/


Friday, August 8, 2014

Join me as I guest blog this week!



What a busy week this has been!

Monday I was at Colonial Quills post on Sedan Chairs in Colonial Times,

Wednesday I joined the birthday celebration over at Stitches Thru Time with my post about True Characters with a giveaway of Pattern for Romance,
& Friday (today!) I'm guest posting at the Christian Fiction Historical Society about The Memory Shop, my story in the upcoming release of A Cup of Christmas Cheer 2.

Come join me!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

True Characters


Today I'm guest posting at Stitches Thru Time in celebration of their first blog birthday!

I'm chatting about True Characters and how I draw from history to populate my fiction.

Come join me with a chance to win a giveaway of Pattern for Romance!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ship's Figurehead Carving

Today I'm posting at Colonial Quills on Ship's Figurehead Carving.
Come join me there and learn about this fascinating trade that I wrote about in my novella, Carving a Future, in Colonial Courtships.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Colonial Quills 3rd Anniversary!

Please join me at Colonial Quills today as we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary! I've been blessed to be a part of this amazing group and am so excited about our celebration! We are giving away well over a dozen books and other prizes from our talented authors. Don't miss the fun and feel free to come in your historical costume!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Photo Journal: Lily

Lily, by Carla
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin." Matthew 6:28

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Photo Journal: Ancient Path

Brick path in front of 18th century home, Glastonbury, Connecticut, by Carla

This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. ~ Jeremiah 6:16

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Photo Journal: Reaching

A friend's son, reaching by Carla.

What are you reaching for?

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,declares the Lord.
As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways

    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~ Isaiah 55:8,9

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Photo Journal: Cup of Grace

Coffee from a dinner in Portland, Maine, by Carla.

Pour yourself a cup of grace.

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."  ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Photo Journal: Overflowing

Resevoir, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, by Carla.

“One would be wise to see themselves not merely as a channel, but a reservoir.  For a channel simply transmits something from one place to another, without retaining a drop for itself. While a reservoir first, fills itself up, and then, without losing any of what it has, waters the fields it is meant to water.  - St. Bernard of Clairvaux

John 15, “. . . apart from me you can do NOTHING.”  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Photo Journal: Praying Angel


If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.
~ George MacDonald, 19th century author and theologian