Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
My discovery of Apartment Therapy this year has amplified my "home ec itis," and about half way through our home in it, was prime motivator for this blog. The other motivator was to try and figure out why I like what I like..."Mom did you actually frame an IKEA napkin?"
Friday, December 26, 2008
Each Christmas we are blessed with a special package all the way from Canada. Homemade Christmas cake, Dundee cake, and last, but not least Christmas pudding!
I love my napkin ring/placecard holders from Crate & Barrel. I could even hang them on the tree for a laugh! Oh, I do love to laugh!
Musical snowmen, nutcracker dolls, and matryoshka dolls, painted pine cones, pom poms and sequins...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The photo (amoung other fabulous photos) was taken by Ray Collister.
"This is my daughter's winning entry in a Peace not war competition, on the Isle of Man. We decided to use the candles peace symbol for some more effect. We believe this is the extreme of contrasts which the split in the collage indicates quite clearly. At Christmas many people really want peace not war." Thanks "Daughter" and Ray for sharing this special message!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Santa and pinetree4 invite you to enjoy some old time holiday magic. Pinetree4 contributes to the tea towel group and has lots of retro pics to enjoy on her flickr. Via pinetree4 I found suzysputnik and her Woolies treat to whip up some holiday nostalgia! Thanks for the memories...
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
After Christmas I will be ready for a long stroll of the grounds at the Huntington Library. And I do not want to miss the Greene & Greene exhibition A New and Native Beauty through
January 26, 2009 at the Boone Gallery.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Our first morning at home for a long time began with my daughter popping in Little Women. A great classic to remind all of us what the holiday season should be about. We decorated the tree, I made Christmas cards, and, I made steel cut oatmeal with golden raisins, apple, banana, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel. Yum! Yum!