Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas at my house... file under miscellaneous


As I have said before, boxes were pulled out from their home on garage shelves and contents distributed throughout the house to put me in a Christmas-y mood.  I must admit the decorations along with lots of Christmas music has succeeded.  The weather has certainly turned cold enough and we are experiencing a white December.  Lovely... 


I rolled out the cinnamon roll dough this morning, filling the dough with butter and cinnamon and brown sugar and rolling them into swirls of goodness.  I did cheat a bit, using a prepared icing from the pantry shelves instead of my usual homemade version.  Sometimes a girl needs a shortcut.  :)


I have a couple craft-sewing projects I'd like to work on soon but this was all that I was able to do today.  I saw this elsewhere and thought it very cute and so easy it is embarrassing.  I pour salt into my old milk bottles to make them look like milk, all I had to do was stick a couple peppermint sticks in each one.  I love the simplicity.

I also sliced two oranges and have had them drying in a low oven (taken out when I needed to bake at higher temps).  They are just about dried and I'll take pictures of them later.  I love the way something as natural and inexpensive as a sliced orange adds so much beauty to Christmas.


I realized I hadn't shown you my favorite snowmen for they sit out all year long, either on a bookshelf or on top of the yellow pantry.  Stephanie gave this to me not too long after she and her hubby were married, she says it is the two of them.  :)

I need to dust... but I digress.




I show you Miss Victoria's new cozy place the way it was and the way it is...  I have more Victoria pictures to share next week.  Let's just say, she never ceases to amaze me.

12 comments:

Becky K. said...

I love the snow couple! It is so fun that your daughter gave them to you...

Your kitty reminds me of my Oliver. He prefers to be outside most of the year, coming in to eat and drink only, but as the weather gets cold he comes in and finds the silliest places to sleep. Our pets are just the best.

Becky K.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely...

You have now officially made me hungry for cinnamon rolls! I may need to make them for a snack today! The kids will love me, oh yeah!

Also your milk bottles are cute - I sometimes do epson salt in glass jars for a white look.

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas, ain't so? :)

Lallee said...

Oh, you would be one cinnamon roll less if I could just reach in and grab ;-) Can't wait to see more Victoria photos. I'm glad she found her mitten. Now don't take it away from her ;-)

Vee said...

She knows how to make any corner cozy that Victoria!

I love your idea for salt in milk bottles with the candy canes stuck in.

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Shortcuts are good sometimes! And those rolls look good, too. Would love to be biting into one right now! I like your milk bottles. Looking forward to more photos of Victoria. She's such a little charmer! Bess

Shanna said...

Yum! Those rolls look fabulous :)

Peggy Lorenz said...

Miss Victoria always makes me smile! My kitty, Grace, has taken a liking to a ratty stuffed rabbit that I put under the tree this year...she sleeps on his "lap" all day!

Christy@WickedHappy said...

I've enjoyed these Christmas posts about your home and how you decorate it. Everything looks so festive and fun. Makes me want to curl up by the fire with one of your cinnamon rolls!! :) Happy Holidays!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

I think Victoria is my favorite ornament in this bunch! :))) That being said...those candy canes in the milk bottles are so cute and clever!
Thank you so much for sharing with us, as always!
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Anonymous said...

Brenda I love as always seeing your home and ideas. But... I also love seeing any pictures of Victoria. I miss my kitty and Victoria looks so soft and sweet they brings back such good memories. :) Years ago I would have told you I was only a dog person...till I had a cat! :) Sarah

The Journey said...

I love this one- Victoria is a stitch. I need to come see her so I can hold her.

carla said...

The snow couple with the blanket is cute, but I found my attention focused on the book titles (of course).

Whenever we go to someone's home, I always find myself looking to see if we share any books in common.

From these shelves we share: Nella Last, How Shall We Live, England's Hour and a love for Herman Wouk, though I've not read any of his for years.

The Vera Brittain book (England's Hour) really bothered me. How could anyone really believe that had we just shown love to the Nazis, they wouldn't have been evil?