Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

Let us echo the angels' song:
Glory to God in the Highest!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday - December

It's a busy time of year, so we need a tea break. How about a shortbread cookie and a mug of apple cider?
Here is a look at the new mantel on our fireplace.

I had better head over to Sandi's before the tea party is over! Join us there.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Just a few photos of Christmas decor around the house:

A bathroom vignette:

Mercury glass in the living room:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


This month’s issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine contained a little surprize for me:

Iitalla #2

In the 1980’s I became interested in Finnish glass, mainly because my daughter was collecting pieces for her upcoming marriage.

I fell in love with these icy-looking candleholders (Iitalla), and have used them for many years. They are on my console table as part of Christmas decor…. (still need to get some new candles for them!)


I also have a few other pieces, including the vase below:


I am happy to see that someone else thinks they are still cool!

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Decorating...

I have been away from my blog for quite a while...and I missed it! We have been clearing my Mom's house and moving her to a lovely assisted living apartment nearby. Mom isn't a hoarder, but she does have many nice things; china, etc., and many of those items must find new homes. Her house is now being readied for sale, but we are taking a break during the festive season....time to start the decorating and baking!.....
I have started on the china cabinet...

We have  a new mantel ordered for our dining room fireplace, so it should arrive next week...looking forward to that!
I don't want to get so involved in the trappings of Christmas that I forget about the real reason...