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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The First Annual Cookie Swap

My dear friend Roxanne held her first annual cookie swap. A tradition we hope to continue for many years to come.

As some of you might already know, Roxanne is a very talented artist. It is always a treat to visit her home. Walking up to her house you are greeted by a message on a vintage sign. (No detail is spared) Please visit her web page on titled Roxanne the Artist

Following the path up to the door a welcoming porch beckons you to sit and stay for awhile.

Once inside the sweet smell of cookies is the first thing your senses react to. Followed by the peaceful and serene feeling Roxanne's home provides. Please enjoy a tour of her home.

It is lots of fun to get together with friends and exchange cookies. The assignment was that everyone bring 3 dozen of your favorite cookies and you would go home with 3 dozen assorted. It turned out to be a wonderful idea. I just loved it. This season is about family and friends. The sweets and treats are just a bonus!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!

Some people walk into my store and say, "You must have your house decorated like this." or "I would love to see your home." I feel honored to show you my holiday decorating and a small glimpse of my home.

I usually put up 3 trees. One in the formal living room. It is a tall slender tree composed of bright reds, greens, with tones of muted golds and silver. I inserted some crystal like branches for a bit of drama.

Next is the tree in our dining room. This is where the family gathers. Children love the bright colors on this tree. I would say it is our rainbow tree. We have a very fun snowman that lights up next to it.

The last and final tree is in our kitchen. I feel it is the heart of the home. This tree has fruits, and bronze color poinsettias along with some vintage German ornaments.

I hope this photos have inspired you as much as your photos inspire me.

Have a Blessed Holiday Season!