Monday, December 20, 2010

Random Weekend Thoughts

Twas the weekend before Christmas when all through the house...

New stockings were hung.  I'm forever on a quest for stockings because I can never find the perfect ones.  We now have three sets but these are my new fav I just picked up at World Market for less than $9! 
And while I've been known to wrap an Escada ball gown around the tree (a $10 flea market find), I love this Martha Stewart tree skirt I bought years ago.
I placed candy canes in the cabinet...
you know, just like Aerin Lauder...
 only, my dining room looks like this instead...
(it's a work in progress.  please send donations.  just kidding.)
My sister, Bo, who Stella calls Mombo (because Bo thinks she's really Stella's mom), came over for dinner and then we decorated sugar cookies.  Only, I couldn't find the cookie cutters I had just bought and then we had no clue what we were doing "um, do we put the sprinkles on before or after they bake?"  We'll get it together next year!  They turned out surprisingly good...
even if they don't look like it...
If you want to see some better cookies, check out Nelle's;
she used a vintage cookie press!

Also this weekend, I framed some of Stella's artwork...
I kept racing to the mailbox for all these precious cards...
Here was the picture I used on our card this year...
We made jars of Cinnamon Honey Butter (thanks, Darby!)...
And Stella unwrapped an early present from her friend, Blake;
ladybug slippers!
Nite-Nite.

8 comments:

Farmchick said...

Stella is too precious in those lady bug slippers. I like your dining room...mine looks like a gift-wrapping bomb was set off in it.

Pinecone said...

Your little one is so cute!! Her artwork looks so precious framed.

Ashlyn

Evie said...

I love your dining room and Stella's framed artwork! I especially love that lantern sitting on your table...I've been looking for one for my casa.

Tessa said...

such a fun post. Stella's Christmas headband/head dress (?!) cracked me up - I bet your card made many people smile! Your hutch looks fabulous btw, far better than mine! Happy Monday!

Nelle Somerville said...

Oh my gosh you are too sweet to link to my wee little blog Tiffany! Thanks. I want to kiss and squeeze your ladybug! What a doll baby. I have to make Darby's cinnamon butter now. I'm trying to figure out how to work my vintage sewing machine to make her dish towel craft. There are just not enough hours. Happy Week of Christmas. xoxo P.S. Your cookies look awesome.

mydesignchic said...

Love your stockings...so fun, and there's nothing that I love more than framed children's art!!

Preppy Little Dress said...

Fabulous photos, hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Bo Joplin said...

I LOVE IT ALL!
It's even better in person!!!
J'adore
xoxo,
b