Hello Friends, I know I have such a little tiny foyer, but it still can be welcoming for the holidays!! I just try to make the best of a small space. I want my guests to see a little Christmas when they walk in the door!
My paperwhites are just starting to flower. They get lots of sun in here. When you walk in the door you get the scent of rosemary, and it smells wonderful.
I love all the checks, and plaids!! It says Christmas to me.
Hello friends, Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I ate way too much, but Thanksgiving comes but once a year! I was looking through my cupboards, and came across my old rusty mini tart molds/tins, and was trying to figure out how I could use them for Christmas. After awhile I thought why not embellish them, and hang them on a wreath for the kitchen. I could have went out and bought a wreath, but I get much more enjoyment making my own. Making decorations for Christmas brings back so many childhood memories. The old fashioned Christmas where you made all your own decorations!! Gather around the big kitchen table, string popcorn, make paper garland!! Yes, they were the good old days!!
I went out in the yard and cut some cedar to tuck into the wreath i bought at Michaels.
I hot glued cupcake liners inside the tart tins. I added a peppermints to each tart. I made a big red bow!!
I hot glued red, and green ribbons with a loop to hang them.
I turned the cupcake liner inside out so the pattern would show. I just cut the liner to fit. Have a great day!!!
Hello friends, I'm still doing some Christmas decorating in the kitchen. Since this is where we spend so much time I want it to be festive. The kitchen is where everyone gathers. Lots of conversation takes place in the kitchen. It's where the smell of fresh coffee brewing, meals being prepared, cookies baking in the oven, bills being paid. It's the hub of the home. When our family gathers around the table memories are being made.
The cabinet is all decorated for Christmas!! All the red, white, and green!!! It makes me happy!!
The cute Santa mugs I bought at walmart. I put some ribbon around the tray, and hot glued peppermint candies on it. Lots of candy canes too.
I bought this picture at the thrift shop a few years ago. I painted the frame white. The picture is very unique. It looks like a quilt, and it's all made of cut out paper.
Hello friends, I started decorating the kitchen for Christmas. Since we are going to my daughter's house in New York for Thanksgiving I can start my decorating early. well, I just started with the chalkboard! I'm recovering from a herniated disc, and I can't stand for very long. I'm taking it easy, and doing what I can for now. That's what I get for trying to be super lady. A herniated disc. No fun!!!
I wanted the chalkboard to look cheerful and whimsical. I bought the wooden letters at Michaels and painted them red. I'm not good at drawing!! I gave it my best shot!!
Hello friends, I've been working in my office/tv room. First I painted the walls water chestnut, and finally the moss green walls are gone!! I'm still working in here trying to get things done. I had to paint my old dresser. It was in the garage in pretty bad shape. I painted it Sherwin Williams polished mahogany. I wanted it to match the color of my desk. I added new drawer pulls, and hinges from lowe's. I painted it using eggshell finish. I wanted it to have a glossy appearance. I wanted it plain and simple. I just painted a monogram on one drawer. It needed something. I rubbed some gold around the edges too.
The lamp was in the bedroom! Now it has a new home. Things are always being switched around in my house!!
I added my very old dickens books that I bought at an estate sale years ago. Some old door knobs sitting under the cloche.
As you can see the dresser needed some work!! My curtains are cream and beige
Hello friends, If you find yourself craving popovers as we do, investing in a popover pan is a good thing! These pans are only useful for making popovers, and they make beautiful popovers. All puffy and crispy......Yummy. Perfect for a chilly weekend morning. These are best served hot from the oven!!!
1 6 cup popover pan.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 even pieces
1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
Oil or spray popover pan.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set rack in middle of oven.
preheat popover pan in oven about 2 minutes.
Blend flour, salt, eggs, milk and melted butter until mixture
is the consistency of heavy cream, about 1 to 2 minutes.
The batter can be made ahead of time and stored in the
refrigerator. Batter should be used at room temperature.
Place 1 small piece of butter in each cup and place back
in preheated oven until butter is bubbly, about 1 minute.
Fill each cup half full with batter and bake 20 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 300 degrees and continue baking
I have been married for 46
years.I met my husband when i was sixteen years old.We have one wonderful daughter who lives in long Island New York.I have just retired.It's wonderful to just stay home and have more time to do the things i love.My favorite things are going treasure hunting at thrift shops, estate sales, garage sales. I love looking for old treasures, and bringing them back to life.