I’m so glad you’ve dropped by! Come on in out of the cold, and into my country kitchen where it’s warm and the candles are glowing… I’ve got Orange Spice tea simmering, coffee with all the fixins’, and Hot Cocoa with marshmallows…. and cookies baking in the oven! Make yourself at home and fix what you would like, then sit by the fire and enjoy my Holiday Open House part 1.
I love a collection of farm-fresh white kitchenware. Two of these milk-white pitchers came from Target, one came from Wallmart, another from an antique store, and one I already had…a keepsake from my hubby’s childhood mountain home.
Nestled in this frosted pine wreath are well worn kitchen utensils, that at one time, were used to prepare hand-me-down recipes to delight and nourish loved ones. A flour sifter, slotted spoon, biscuit cutter, hand mixer, pastry cutter, and wooden spoon. Clipped with a clothespin on a sprig of pine, is my children’s great-grandmother’s Christmas cookie recipe in her own handwriting. If that wasn’t sweet enough, I added a couple of glittered cherry-topped muffins and a raisin-buttoned gingerbread man.
I love using chalkboards to announce the joy of the Season!
My sweet little spray of iced pine cones and berries was purchased at Michael’s for $2.50! I hung them in all of my kitchen windows
I’m am sooooo excited to show you my Christmas present from my hubby…this yummy, farm-style buffet! I found it at one of the cutest vintage shops in Ozark, Missouri…Leola’s Antiques! (Hi Jan and Debra…you girls are as adorable as your shop!) Okay, I know I’ve said it way too many times…but there’s gonna be a weddin’ cuz…..YES! I love it so much I want to marry it! It is so me.
(Seriously, I just might have to bake a wedding cake for this one!)
My little secret for making apples shine
Mrs. Gingerbread and her girls, all sugared and sweet!
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
There’s no place like home for the Holidays.
“The holly’s up, the house is all bright.
My heartfelt gratitude to all of you who whispered prayers for my little Summer Rose…as you can see by the smile on her face, she is doing so much better! Praise the Lord! She is down to just one band-aid along her jawline. Big sister Ashley flew out to spend a week with us! We trimmed the tree last night (a family tradition we all look forward to….complete with hot chocolate and cookies, a warm fire and a Christmas movie!) Just before we hung the tinsel and trimmings, Summer delighted us with a puppet show featuring “Little Red Riding Hood”. Oh! Honey!
My son Dusty hanging his favorite ornament…a tiny squirrel in an acorn house. Yes those are branches sticking out of my tree….I went to a Christmas decorating workshop and saw the idea…it gives the tree a wild-woods look. The kids weren’t sold on the idea at first, but it grew on them after a while. It does add drama!
Christmas joy…Summer, Ashley and Kimmy