Monday, December 29, 2014

Golden Trees

While doing some after-Christmas shopping with Precious Daughter, I found these pretty salad plates on sale at William Sonoma. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

From our home to your's ...

We're wishing you a very blessed and happy Christmas season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mom's Pressed Cookies


One of our family's special Christmas traditions was enjoying Mom's Pressed Cookies.  She used her own spritz cookie recipe and an old Mirro Cookie Press.  After 60+ years of making these delicious treats, her press wore out.  We bought several newer models trying to find one that worked as well but none made them just the way she liked.  She passed away after the Christmas of 2010. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Silver Forest

Kathleen, of Cuisine Kathleen, has given us another tablescaping challenge just in time for Christmas.  This time we are to create a table that was inspired by one we saw on Pinterest.  My inspiration is from Susan at

When I saw her table using these lovely trees, I knew I'd found my inspiration! 
Susan said she got several of these trees at Pottery Barn but I found mine recently at Sam's Club.  

Monday, December 1, 2014

A Wreath for Favorite Son

Our son and his friends enjoy skeet shooting.  Last Christmas, I saw a shotgun shell wreath at a local craft fair and thought Favorite Son would like having this at his apartment for the holidays.

This was an easy and quick project!  All it took was a $2.49 wreath from Wal-Mart, some burlap ribbon from my stash and some spent shotgun shells.  I had the guys pick some up after one of their get togethers.  (well, they're supposed to pick them ALL up when they're done!)
 After fluffing the wreath a little, I tied five pieces of burlap around the wreath. 

Since this is a "Guy's Wreath," I didn't want to overdo the decorations.  The red shells were the perfect pop of color!  lol
I hotglued the shells in bunches around the wreath ...

and then added a dark red burlap bow.  That's it! 
The perfect d├ęcor item for a college farm boy!!
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