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December 18, 2014

just a little Christmas

Since December is halfway gone I thought it might be a good idea to show you a little bit of my dining room Christmas decor before it's time to take it all down.


All the changes I made in the cottage over the last few months really brightened up my usually traditional decorations.  By the time I realized I could use a few new things, the stores were sold out.


I think next year instead of complaining about how quickly the Christmas decoration start showing up I  better start shopping for them.  By the time December rolls around the shelves were looking a little bare.


Most of what I put out I've had for years.  Just seeing it against a white backdrop made it all seem new again.


My six year old grandson loves Christmas, yes for the presents, but also for the music and the decorations.  Just wait till I show you our tree this year.  He chose it on the lot and then decorated it once I hung the lights.  I promise I only moved one or two things he put on...really.


I am off to buy that one last gift and then I hope to finish up the last of the wrapping this afternoon.  I promised a certain little boy that we could start our baking after he gets out of school today and I know he'll hold me to it.  We have five different cookies to make so I'm sure the flour will be flying!


I'm thinking it might be a little too early to start baking but the next few days are full of festivities so I will probably end up freezing a few things.  What about you?  What will you be baking this year?

Have a wonderful Thursday!

xo, Patty

11 comments:

  1. Everything looks darling! Love those little peppermint lights on the hutch. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Your house looks so pretty, Patty! Love the peppermint lights on the hutch. I'm all done with my baking, but still have not wrapped any presents.

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  3. So pretty! I've waited a little too long before too. One year I went to Hobby Lobby to buy ribbon and it was gone. That was a shocker! I've been collecting things for years too because we've been married a long time. I try to use things differently each year...makes it feel new. :)

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  4. Patty- I just left you a comment and hope it went through-It made me sign into google again to post it. Anyway- everything is beautiful xo Diana

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  5. It all looks so festive and pretty! I have begun to think a white backdrop is actually the best thing for those of us who love color,it makes our accessories really pop. How fun to have a little one to bake with! I'm so busy sewing a last minute gift I don't know if I'll have time to bake anything!

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  6. I just love to visit you. Your kitchen always makes me smile.
    Brenda

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  7. Merry Christmas, Patty. Your dining room is charming.

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  8. Patty,
    I love your Christmas decorations against the white of your cabinet and in your kitchen, dear friend!!!
    Making memories while you're baking cookies. . .sounds delightful, indeed!
    "Mr. Ed" and I did the bulk of our baking for the Church Bake $ale this year.
    A few homemade cookies to share with my 92 1/2 year old Dad!!!
    Time to "wrap" things up and begin the celebration of Christmas!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  9. Hi Patty, Love your kitchen shelving (and those pretty green and blue Mason jars!) and your hutch. Everything looks pretty. For Christmas baking, I made peanut brittle, toffee, Scotcharoos (my grandson requested these), and cut out sugar cookies. Still planned: Spritz cookies, peanut butter fudge, peanut butter blossoms, and chex mix. I'll also be making a chocolate pecan pie, apple pie, and French silk pie. (I'm gaining weight just thinking about it!!!)
    Patty, I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

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  10. I love the hutch white!!!! See you tomorrow!
    XO Kris

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  11. Your Christmas decorations are so cute and cheery. We will be backing sugar cookies and Mexican Wedding Balls. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season.

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