Category: Christmas

Making Lists and Make-Ahead Holiday Appetizers

I came down with a horrific cold Wednesday before Thanksgiving, so I’ve been resting and medicating myself with Zicam, chicken soup, and nibbling on cranberry pecan pie crust leaves, (perfectly tasty all by themselves if you’re too lethargic to make turkey pot pie :) Not up to Decking the Halls, I spent some time looking through back issues…

A Fairy Little Christmas

  It’s Christmas in July in Blogland~ not unlike in my retail career when boxes starting arriving with merchandise to be unpacked and priced months in advance of December 25th! ~~~ With my encore journey into the Flower Fairies’ Magical Realm, and in the Spirit of Christmas, I’m giving away a copy of Cicely Mary…

Tuckered Out and a Giveaway

    Christmas with Tucker **** by Greg Kincaid     I’m ending 2011 on the same note as 2010. . .Tuckered out and ready for a nap or the very least, curling up in a chair with a good book (or twelve :) for a month. . .     I posted this edible…

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas

A Return Visit from St. Nicholas from last year~ Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases! My pattern, St. Nicholas, by Fitz & Floyd, Retired many years, breaking I hope to avoid~ The plates show St. Nick decorating the tree~ His fondness for musical sounds, you can see. Drums, horns, as well as bells too,  Are placed on…

Milk and Cookies for Santa

   I put some milk & cookies out for Santa in anticipation of his arrival. . .  Thanks to our annual cookie exchange, Santa has lots of variety this year . . .   Adorable and classic Spritz Cookies. . . . . .or tray full of other varieties to satisfy his sweet tooth! My vintage-inspired chalkware Santas,…

Nigella Christmas & Giveaway

I didn’t realize Nigella had a Christmas Cookbook until I read Jain’s delicious review last year at Food for Thought~ it immediately went on my wish list! There is plenty to please and tempt your tastebuds to celebrate the holiday season~ from cocktails & appetizers, stress-free suppers, edible gifts to the Christmas day feast! ❄❄❄ Nigella Christmas: Food…

Have Yourself a Fairy Little Christmas

  With Christmas the Season to Believe in Holiday Magic~ I’m having a Fairy Little Christmas. . . ~~~  Enter the Flower Fairies’ magical realm and suspend your disbelief. . . after all, only true believers are able to see the fairies! ~~~ Enchanted with the Flower Fairies, I created a table~ the Forest Floor~…

A Perfect Christmas Book & Giveaway

  The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree **** by Gloria Houston     I’m reposting my review of The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, that I shared last December for Food for Thought.  A book and seasonal treat that encompasses the true spirit of Christmas and a heartwarming story!   This story takes place…

A Gardener’s Christmas Tablescape

 In a Gardening state-of-mind, I’m on the porch enjoying the Season with a few things that make me happy~ A simple Christmas table~ ideal for our casual living at the Lake. A promise of a flower in an Amaryllis bulb, a few collected watering cans . . . . . . and a couple of vintage trowels, showing the visible…