Wow.. everyone is decked out for christmas already.
I've seen so many gorgeous ideas, treats and goodies
that I am almost back in the blogger mode.
Now.. if my internet will only cooperate!
It was a great Thanksgiving in the spoonful house..
and now we are head first into those bins of christmas decorations.
I made these little christmas tree cupcakes to take to work on Black Friday
They are just a boxed yellow cake mix
and butter cream icing with a sprinkle of peppermint extract and green dye.
The dining room is fully decorated now,
The coca cola pail makes a green centerpiece.
Stymie loves the christmas tree..
He knows that he's been a good boy and that soon there will be lots of treats under the tree for him.
These two however..
are getting coal!
They are only worried about the squirrels outside.
I love how christmas decorations make me feel all cozy.
Unlike Halloween ~ which I also love ~
there is something tranquil about tucking fresh greens and pine cones around the house.
It makes me want to curl up with good book and a great cup of coffee.
... oh, and some homemade chocolate cookies.
I found these beautiful napkin rings at Pottery Barn.
It was love at first sight.
The place mats and cookie plates came from Target.
This wooden advent calender also came from Target.
I have always wanted one of them!
Those branches from Halloween are still hanging from the ceiling.
Now they hold snowflakes and the effect is amazing.
The christmas shopping is almost done..
I have a major project for Paul that I am working on and still waiting on parts to come.
Shhhh... I am making him new bench seats for his boat
( the seats at the bow of the boat)
How about you all.. how's the shopping coming along?
See you all soon