Monday, December 15, 2008

We Have Snow and Mistletoe

Hi Ladies...come on in and stay awhile. Let's visit.

It's been another busy day...baking and getting ready for our family to gather here on Christmas Eve. I have the usual fire going in the fireplace and there's snow on the ground outside--more is expected tonight.

A few nights ago Jim and I watched "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby and were wishing right along with them for some snow. I couldn't believe we could actually have a chance of seeing our own white Christmas, but the odds are looking pretty good at this point. Temps are supposed to stay in the low teens for several days and that means there won't be much melting. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I took a photo (see above) of a few new items I bought at Ross for the Christmas table. I just couldn't resist the large and smaller bowl, covered casserole, cookie plate, water pitcher, and deviled egg dish. Especially, the egg dish. They are one of my weaknesses and something I collect, I think.

I usually have the traditional red and green holiday theme, but this year I'm going with pinks and burgundy as seen in the dishes above.

So anyway that's what is going on here. Hope you are all feeling the Holiday Spirit!!

11 comments:

Sal said...

I was just surfing the journals and fell delightfully across The Serenity Gate. What a truly lovely visit I have had here in your beautiful little haven. Seasons greetings to you!
Sal

Wade, Janalyn, & Wookie said...

Sounds like the Christmas season is in full swing up there. Doesn't the snow add to the feeling I love it. Do you make that wonderful coconut cake that ins in the pic I would love the recipe. Wade loves coconut it would be fun to surprise him.

Small Footprints said...

How lucky to have snow ... wish we were getting some of it here!

Enjoy!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

Sal- Thanks so much for stopping by. Please come by again.

Barbara said...

Janalyn- Look for a coconut cake on the Food Network. A good coconut cake should have coconut milk as an ingredient. The frosting is 7-minute (marshmallow type).

Barbara said...

Footprints- I'm wishing you some snow, too. Blessings.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I am going to start my cookies tomorrow. Think I have all the zuchinni bread baked. I love the snow till New Years and then I am ready for Spring. LOL

Barbara said...

Lea- I right there with you on the snow. The first snow is beautiful and exciting, but it begins to get depressing and stressful as winter goes on. Sometime in Jan. I start looking forward to Spring, too.

Rose Mary said...

The dishes ae so pretty, Barbara. I'm just now getting out some of my Christmas dishes~nothing fancy, but we've had them for a few years and enjoy using them. I don't know if we'll have snow on Christmas or not, but we have already had several snow days, which is a little unusual for our area.

Barbara said...

Rose Mary- Glad you like my new dishes. I'm excited about using them on the Christmas table. I saw them one day and just had to go back later to buy them and they weren't expensive, so that made them even prettier.

Linda Reznicek said...

I like the deviled egg plate! What a nice set!