Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Dinner

table set...check

christmas crackers...check

a meal fit for a king...check

a Christmas meal spent with the ones you love...priceless

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snow Buddies

tonight was a crafting night
my daughter and I made these with paper clay
now they are keeping warm in the toasty oven
baking until they become firm so we can paint and decorate them

little snowmen heads to be made into ornaments

one mr. snowman for me

and one mr. penguin for her

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sweet Time Together

Last night we finally iced the almond sugar cookies
that me and my daughter #2 baked the other night

a little green icing

and a little red icing (well, more like hot pink)

daughter #1

daughter #2

and voila!
can't wait to eat them!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas To All

Just wanted to stop by and wish to everyone





(there's still time to be good and not pout and not cry)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Vintage Yumminess

there is something new hanging around in my living room
something I created in my studio the other afternoon

a little bit of what I call "vintage yumminess"

full of red and white vintage Christmas gems

all decorated around a silver tinsel wreath

my oh my how this brings back memories of my childhood

when at Christmas time these cute little hugger elves would melt your heart

and the rolly polly santas were so jolly

little putz houses came a dime a dozen

and reindeer were a sign that santa was coming soon

I just can't get enough of those vintage past times

I think I should have been a housewife back in those days
then my "whole" house would be a vintage wonderland full of merry little things

I will just have to settle for looking up at my new little wreath
and let the memories put a smile on my face and warm my heart

merry little vintage Christmas to you!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Special Nativity

this nativity is special to me
not only for the significance of what it holds
"the birth of our Christ child"
but because it was given to me by my dad and mom
for me and my husband on our first Christmas together

my dad built the creche out of twigs from their yard
and the roof is made from bark from the trees

I found a place in town that sells the matching pieces to the set
so every year I add a few animals to it

I love the antique look
the company name is Fontanini

I added this camel last year
I put some battery candles underneath the berries and garland
at night it has a subtle twinkle that glows in the rooms darkness

oh look
we have a few of our own animals lurking in the room too

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Cozy Corner

this is the room I love spending time in
see my chair in the corner
the one taken over by our pooches
that is where I visit all of you

and this is the new/old coffee table I just refinished
it used to be blue

better watch out
better not pout
santa claus is comin' to town

my coffee table vignette
the only thing missing is a cup of coffee and sweets
and you to share them with

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Warm Glow

happy cozy Wednesday...
I am taking a break in-between baking batches of butter tarts
enjoying the view from my recliner
I just love both looks of the Christmas tree

one in the daylight...

and I especially love the tree at night time
I just can't get enough of that warm glow from the lights...

here's hoping you too are enjoying your quiet moments this Christmas season
kick your feet up and enjoy this time because you deserve it!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Santa's Special Orders

Santa has some special orders to fill...

these are sure to make it under the tree in time for Christmas...

a special order for a lady
for her three sisters and herself
a keepsake bracelet with photos of her paternal and maternal grandmothers and great-grandmothers
such a keepsake of their family's lineage

if you have some special pictures you would like captured in a bracelet or a necklace
contact me and I could fill a custom order just for you