Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! I decided to do something a little different with my tree this year. I wired my Christmas village houses into my tree. I made a road up the front of my tree with some burlap ribbon. My usually all-white tree got a shot of color this year with this "winter village" theme. I love it!

Closeup of the houses wired into my tree
Christmas cookies - the sleigh is a favorite!

cookies bagged and ready for giving

tea table read for guest 
The last of the Twinkies. They went very quickly. 
This year we enjoyed an after-Christmas tea with friends. I had one last box of Twinkies which were a big hit. Not a one was left! I got to use my teacup collection this year interspersed with my regular teacups. It made for a colorful table as you can see. The rest of the menu was scones, cranberry nut loaf and lemon poppy seed cake. Grapes and strawberries were delicious with the baked goods. As usual, Christmas crackers added a nice "pop" to the festivities. I also had some gingerbread house cookies for the kids to decorate in the kitchen. It gives them a little something to do when they are not eating or playing. For the first time, we had three men join us. It made for a jolly table. They are all invited back again next year! A Happy New Year to you dear reader! May the Lord bless you richly in this new year.

closeup of my collection of nuts on my dining room table centerpiece

My growing teacup collection

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