Saturday, December 16, 2006

C H R I S T M A S !!!

Despite a bad cold and weird back thing I am in the spirit this weekend! I got up and started doing a bit of cleaning and straightening and later I will go to the grocery store and fill a cart with baking supplies. I found a great and easy Rachel Ray recipe for a fudge wreath and I'm going to make one for my wonderful vet and one for the office plus some gingerbread cookies and potato candy. I've already done 2 1/2 pounds each of cinnamon, wintergreen, lemon and orange broken glass candy and I bought some festive and very inexpensive tins at Big Lots so this should be a very fun weekend.

Here are a few photos of my decorations. Above is the front of my house, and here is the back entrance:

No, I don't have a dog (the sign came with the house) but I leave it up. There is a lot of power in a sign like this.

Next my kitchen:
You know, I think this is the most wonderful kitchen ever, despite the trim color. I really am going to re-paint some day! For now this has become my favorite room in the house. I am now in the habit of coming home and sitting at the table to watch the evening news. I just enjoy being in there.

Of course let us not forget the tree. This photo was taken very quickly after I re-decorated for the umpteenth time. Phoebe loves to un-decorate and then chase the ornaments all over the house. Not quite as bad as Fern and Iris but she's still just a baby and has years to hone her craft.
Of course it wouldn't be Christmas without stockings hung by the chimney with care . . . Or a kitten sleeping in a big pile of garland . . .


Suerk said...

Love your lights, love you kitchen, love your kitties, love your ambitious plans, love you, baby. --Suerk

Anonymous said...

Your place is so festive, right down to the kitty cat!

Hope you can post a pic of that fudge wreath - yum! A coworker just brought one to work today. I'll have to ask if it was a Rachel Ray recipe she used.

Hey, did you get your 100 recipes or however many it was supposed to be? :) The one (1) I received was to die for. ;)

Merry Christmas Kitty!