Showing posts from December, 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

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

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.


Just a few photos of Christmas decor around the house:

A bathroom vignette:
Mercury glass in the living room:


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

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...