I fixed homemade baked macaroni and cheese for dinner last night and assembled cinnamon roll dough in the bread machine. By the time it finished, I was quite tired so I let the dough slowly rise in the frig again overnight. It will very soon be rolled out and transformed into cinnamon rolls.
Today I'll share kitchen pictures and a couple snowmen pics.
Those Christmas bulbs in the hanging basket are just inexpensive plastic bulbs purchased at a thrift store a few years ago. I figured they were not only light but would be safe if they dropped in the sink if one of the tall men in my life runs into them. :)
When Stephanie asked if I wanted the rolling pin above, I think there was a split second between her offer and my saying YES! I had just the place for it, as you can see. I wasn't certain it would fit on the vintage holder but it snuggled in just fine.
Most of these items stay out all year. Red makes me happy. Just a few actual Christmas items here and there make the area more festive.
The two miniature vintage utensils stay out all year, too. Both of them along with the snowmen window were purchased at the 75% off sale at Cracker Barrel last year.
I've shown you my cookie cutters before and you may have seen Mr. Snowman cookie jar in past December posts. He is actually musical (plays a Christmas tune when his hat is lifted). It was a gift from my Jewish neighbor-friend, Sheila... back when our boys were little guys and my cookies were famous throughout our former neighborhood. :)
My small snowmen are mostly displayed on the hutch in the living room. The oldest snowmen in my collection are among these guys.
The three snowmen above were hand painted by my dear friend, BB (aka: Belinda, Beebs). They are displayed even when I don't get many decorations out that year.
Ummmm... excuse me while I go straighten the pictures around the hutch. Sheesh...