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.