Entries in holidays (49)
This pretty little pitcher was given to me this weekend.. isn't it lovely? It sits on top of my kitchen cabinets.. I wonder what he sees in there? A little worm perhaps? The plate is a summer plate. Something that is not coming quite fast enough!
Also this large, vintage (or antique) tomato cookie jar! Isn't it so much fun?! Just perfect for my red and white kitchen!
And this lovely birdie I purchased from Kathy. She has one little bird left in her Etsy Shop. Yes, the snow is still here.. you can see a glimpse of it out the kitchen window. We joked yesterday that the only way we could have an outside Easter Egg Hunt was if the eggs were left white and we just threw them into the snowbanks.
I hope everyone of you had a lovely Easter and enjoyed the time with your families!
I roasted boneless leg of lamb with garlic and rosemary. It smelled so fabulous cooking in the oven.. also we had a spiral cut ham, asparagus, homemade bread, carrots, salad, and scalloped potatoes. To finish off, we enjoyed a lemon meringue pie and coconut cream pie. I wanted to take some pictures but I figured my family would think I had lost my rocker!!
♥ Don't forget to enter for my Spring Giveaway below! ♥
The sinks in our kitchen are probably one of my most favorite things in the house. I just love the soapstone.. it develops a lovely patina over time. With each year we use them, the sinks just get better. Also, being a short person, it is very easy to get my hand in there to work. When we were working with the craftsman on the design of the kitchen I wanted to make sure the cabinets had 'feet'. I think it gives the appearance of furniture instead of cabinetry.
Below is a snapshot of the island and stove. (uh.. duh.) ;) You can see my loon decoy watching over everything. It's technically not mine, I bought it for my hubby. But what's his is mine and what's mine is mine, right? lol! ;)
I keep a stash of hidden goodies in the crystal bowl on the island.. can you tell what they are? Here's a hint..
Also, for those who are doing a swap with me.. yes, I still want to swap! :) First.. I need snail mail addresses.. (email me..) I thought since things are so crazy on my end, that I would put together some lovely little bundles (very inexpensively) and send them out to each of you. I am hoping to send out your packages this week. Once you receive them, then you can send something back in return if you wish. AND.. Carolyn created this lovely banner for your blog if you would like to grab it and post it! Thank you Carolyn!! It is just so cute, it makes me smile!
My Brother 'ships' out today.. please keep all the men and women who are overseas and away from their families this holiday season in your thoughts and prayers.
The entire drive and journey was so worth this single photo I took of the basketball hoop. I love this image. In fact, I'm damn proud of it. It even has a hint of Christmas in the faded red, white and green. Every now and again something just smacks you as right and makes you feel good. This one really makes me feel good.
I hope you enjoyed our drive into the snowy parts of New Hampshire. We have been completely buried in snow this year, which is quite surprising. This time last year, the grass was still green.
by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
My little horse must think it queer
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
And miles to go before I sleep.
will be giving away two icicles to one of my lovely blogger friends. Just leave a comment.. but keep reading.. there's more! If you would like to make some for yourself, or as gifts they are super simple and a fun!
Just leave a comment on this post and I'll enter you for the drawing. Let me know which item you would prefer, I will giving away a pair of icicles and the tissue basket of goodies, wrapped to perfection and given with love! I will draw numbers on Friday! Good luck!
*Below is a pic out my kitchen window. We got almost a foot of snow yesterday! This was taken about midday.. why am I making icicles for inside?? You'd think we have enough outside! I hope everyone is warm and I'd love to see WARM and COLORFUL pics on everyone's blogs!! It's cold and white here!
Good morning! Sorry that I disappeared for the weekend.. I spent my time with my kiddos, crafting, and without power. Yep, our electricity went out for almost four hours on Saturday and it was just the thing I needed. OK, it got chilly in here, but the baby slept, and T and I played with buttons on the floor in front of the fireplace. She is only two and half, but she plays very nicely with mamma's buttons. They keep her quite happy for hours. Just like me! I made some delightful button icicles. I have been wanting to make them/buy them since I saw them in a charming little shop on Etsy months ago, but when I went to buy them, alas, I couldn't find them. So, I decided to make my own and am very pleased with the result. I will be posting pics tomorrow along with some other goodies I'll be giving away for my blogger friends!
We are buried in snow this morning.. We have probably 8" so far and it's still coming down. Z is home from school, and by the looks of the news this morning, the entire state is stuck home. It's the perfect day, as my son would say. I fiddled with some gift ideas this morning and I have a very inexpensive one that is filled with love to share with you.
Take a vintage canning jar, (or new for that matter), wrap the neck with antique lace (or new..) and drape it with a vintage (or new..) costume jewelry necklace. Add a tag and voila! Cinnamon Sugar never looked so good! Not only does the lucky recipient get to enjoy the cinnamon sugar (or cookie mix or whatever you put inside), the canning jar, but also a lovely bit of lace and a vintage piece of costume jewelry! The total for the entire project shouldn't exceed $10-$15. So much vintage fun I just can't stand it!