To all my blog friends..have a wonderful Christmas. Let us celebrate the birth of the Saviour!
Monday, December 17, 2012
Christmas is approaching far too quickly….still gifts to wrap, and even some last minute shopping!
It is very pretty outside today. The large soft snowflakes are coating everything with a fresh white coat.
Inside, the teapot is ready for some Earl Grey, and we have a few cookies to go with it.
I am using a Lenox teapot, Lenox mugs, plate, and bowl.
The foil wrapped balls in the bowl are chocolates from Costco. They add a splash of colour to a table and a nice sweet finale to a meal.
I added some dried hydrangeas to the free IKEA tree in the dining room. (We paid $20 for the tree and received a $20 gift certificate ) I love real trees but we have had a faux tree in our living room for several years. I brought out old ornaments which I’ve stored for years to decorate this Fraser Fir. It looks rather simple.
I’m joining Sandi’s weekly tea party today. Thanks, Sandi!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I have seen some copycat postings around, and there is even a copycat party occasionally.
I was given a copy of “Christmas Cottage” magazine and happened to notice this vignette.
The silver birds and the white container reminded me that I had something similar, and at the same time I was trying to think of some simple decor for our very small foyer. So here is my version:
It was fun putting it together!
Joining SANDI’S HOME Day
Monday, December 10, 2012
I’ve set the table with mercury glass plates (from Z Gallerie) and candleholders, and my Mom’s silver teapot.
The glass mugs are from Mikasa…we love to use them every day.
Placemats were made by my sister-in-law.
I haven’t had time to bake in time for tea tonight, so I guess it’ll be fruitcake to accompany our snack. Oh, well!
Friday, December 7, 2012
We hung the new one much lower, according to instructions on the internet. Now it just takes some getting used to!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
This last summer there was a bumper crop of cones on our Manitoba spruce trees, so on our fall campout at Hecla Island I filled a bag with the little lovelies to make a wreath just for us. Isn’t the colour beautiful?
Along with the wreath, I have a vase, and a candle holder, both with a pine cone theme, as well as a sugar pine cone.
Well, that’s it for my obsession today!
I'll join in with others at Sandi's Home Day
Monday, December 3, 2012
I baked fruitcake last week, so we can sample a slice. I use Rose Murray’s recipe every year. It is loaded with pecans and almonds, and candied fruit.
On this cool winter day, let's go on over and enjoy other tea settings at Sandi’s weekly party. Thanks, Sandi, for being an excellent hostess!