Category: Christmas

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…

Christmas with Tucker

  Christmas with Tucker **** by Greg Kincaid I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.   “It is the winter of 1962, and Kansas is hit with one of the worst blizzards in its history. It is during this cruel season that twelve-year-old George is…

O Christmas Tree

Nell Hill’s O Christmas Tree ****.* by Mary Carol Garrity I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word. “Mary Carol Garrity and her home furnishing emporium Nell Hill’s have become synonymous with delivering creative and stylish advice on all facets of home decorating and entertaining. Inside…

Nell Hill’s Christmas at Home

  Nell Hill’s Christmas at Home ****.* by Mary Carol Garrity I’m joining Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word~ “The town of Atchison, Kansas, is never busier than at Christmastime. It is during this season that the acclaimed Nell Hill’s home decorating emporium is transformed into…