Monday, December 14, 2009

On A Wintry Day

"Only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.  ~Ruth Stout

began the baking process today. dough is chilling in the fridge. it was a sweet, sticky job working with all that molasses and golden syrup. brown finger prints all over the sink and cupboards! hearts, stars, and men stand ready for cutting. was invited for dinner but i said NO, i'm baking cookies. i do have my priorities.

went to the local flower shop and came home with an armload of flowers, pinecones, a wreath, and ornaments. now the place is merry and bright indeed!

i made those two evergreen boughs that are hanging on either side of the mirror last night with clippings from the christmas tree. it was a flurry of branches and ribbons. i love the result!

purchased a few new tree ornaments; we buy two or three nice pieces a year to lend some luxury to the regular glass balls. aren't these beautiful?

this is the wreath which now welcomes guests (and hubby) at the door

AND...i found this for you to admire; how cute is that?! i wish we had williams-sonoma here. alas.
the christmas spirit is alive and well here in our home. what a blessing.



  1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. It looks so cozy:)

  2. Ooh your wintry day and festive house are simply delightful! Wish I was there xoxox

  3. Yay for the golden syrup all the way from Lymington, Hampshire! xoxo

  4. your home looks so warm and full of the christmas spirit. i adore your table {swoon} and all the special holiday touches you sprinkled throughout.
    christmas time is coming and i am ever so happy!
    well wishes all the way from here to you!

  5. Can't wait to see your little gingermen! That cookie cake looks swell as well! Thanks for your sweet message...yeah trying to keep it together. Today I realised that I simply cannot sit about hoping he'll wise up and come back to me. It could never happen or simply take, no running for me...just got to take a deep breath and move on...however hard it might be. Still, now this has sunk in and I have begun to accept it, it helps a little... Still a long way to go



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