Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hello Again!!

Hello, dear fellow bloggers!!!

I have been MIA for the past year.......it took that long to figure out how to get rid of the hacker on my blog, the unwanted ads, and the inability to access my blog!!  Thanks to a dear friend, Debbie, she fixed it all.......love you!!

I've been playing catch up by reading, at last, a year's worth of posts.........yes, my eyes are a bit bleary......  but fear not, I will return soon with some posts.

It was a busy year with a family wedding, some vacation time, some illness, and a miserable hot summer with no rain..........

Ah, Fall, my favorite time of year.........

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving.............




                                                             Thankful............



Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!!

A few more random pics of holiday decor and the table set for an Italian feast for the family on Sunday.....



 I used all blue and yellow, white dinner plates are Mikasa, linen napkins from Paul's Home Fashions, blue place mats from somewhere, tablecloth from Italy and TJMx.

Happy cutie pies!!!

Little scene in mason jar in powder room.....


I keep makeup and supplies in the hanging tin......

Little fairy lights on...

They show up so bright in the photo but not in real life, they are very sweet.......

Top of china cabinet....



Wishing each and every one of you a Blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thank you for your friendship this past year, looking forward to more!!!










Saturday, December 19, 2015

Christmas in my Kitchen

This is where I spend most of my time....doing what I love, baking and cooking!!  So, I like to have most of my favorite things on display nearby.  Love to look at them and think of the special memories they bring.  Gifts from family and friends are most precious......

The antique pine cupboard is the starting place.


The old cupcake tin holds some sweet things and a spice box from a friend long ago.  The wax Santa was a gift from my daughter.  A little blue cup from a child's set holds a nutmeg and grater my mom brought me from a trip to Italy.


I found this truck in the basement in a box of my son's old things, cleaned it up and what a perfect spot for some bottle brush trees!!  The Santa tin of mints, now gone, from my daughter.  Cheese boxes collected over the years.

Mini sled and tree I put in a mini pot......so cute!!!


This is my favorite Santa, a wood cut from an artist, he is so old world, love him holding the rabbit white the fox looks on, longing.....

Hand made in bird's eye maple, the shelf holds ladles and a tin funnel.  The snowman box holds Christmas cards bought at B&N.  I made the little putz houses a few years ago.

Kitchen window ledge all decked out for the season.......I put the tree in an old enamel ware pot.

Boxes by ME......the little candles are from my childhood in the 40's, they have faded and lost most of their color now, but I love them!!!  The 25 cent stickers are still on the bottoms!!!

white lights this year.....

Lady moon......

I love bunnies and have quite a collection....



Assorted towels kept nearby........

That's all for now, am busy cooking for big dinner tomorrow, Christmas with my family!!!


Hope you are all well and enjoying this Blessed time of year!!!



Monday, December 14, 2015

Tour Part II

More interesting things in the living room......Shiny Brights in a blue/white bowl.  They are from my mom and my nonna, very special to me!!






Love this pillow from TJMaxx....

I made this pillow using a graphic from The Graphics Fairy


 Tree at night......I just love lots of lights!!





The hutch is a fun piece to decorate for the changing seasons....  sorry for the blurry pic!!





I found this pink bottle at HL and filled it with gold balls, added pale pink carnations tipped in gold glitter.....so soft and pretty.....

On to the hall and foyer.....

Much the same as in past years, when I like something, I tend to stick with it......


Oh, jump for joy!!!


We have no snow......but I'm sure its on the way!!

Just a simple winter wreath for the hutch.....

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed touring these parts of my home.......not very large, but big on welcoming friends and family.........

More to come in another post.........