Thursday, December 31, 2009

~ Happy New Year! ~

~ To all my lovely friends , I wish you a Happy,
Healthy, and Beautiful
2010!! ~



ps: Wow, I cannot believe my next post will be next year, lol :) Ok cheesy I know :) Make this year the best ever friends!

With Love,

Cynthia xo

Sunday, December 20, 2009

~ Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all ! ~

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! The season has been so busy here at the cottage but I had to stop in and send you all my wishes for a blessed and beautiful Christmas ladies!! I've had the pleasure of stopping in and visiting you, but I haven't had time to comment to all of you, so I want this post to be one big giant Christmas card to each of you! You have blessed my life with creativity and friendship and I love you all! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and take a little tour of my pictures for the season! We were lucky enough to be snowed in today under 2 feet of fluffy white, so we are going to be blessed with our first white Christmas in a long time!! The pictures above and below are from last night, the blizzard started around 7pm, and went through the whole night, what beauty there is in snow! But, lol, don't expect me to say the same thing in late January, lol, I will be dying for spring by then :) But for now, I am like a little kid in a Candy store happy!! Enjoy.....

The sauce was simmering on the stove, the Christmas music playing, all the children were snug in their pj's and I had my camera in hand :) The snow outside was definitely frightful , but we were all safe and happy inside..
My little collection of Santa's were snug on their shelves and table stops, watching the 2 feet of snow pour down..
I feel like I'm 12 again when it snows like this, and my kids can attest to that too :)...

Another cozy Santa, I made him from a pattern and kit about 10 years ago...

My little kitchen tree all aglow ...

And of course a few snow men too! I just adore this one... and the little one next to him was mine when I was a little girl, I remember playing with him for hours on end :) Oh Christmas Joy!

This was the scene out my bedroom window this morning, oh soooo pretty!

Last night I took a snap shot of the tree by my front door, just as the storm started...

Then by this morning, we were covered! Tiny hints of sunlight made their way onto the heavy snowed on branches and what a sight!

Even my dog Sierra was surprised :)! She loves the snow but at first sight here, she was a bit shocked lol...

Well ladies, It's time to go finish wrapping! I hope you all have a beautiful and loving and pretty Christmas! I made the little card for you below from a picture out my back door this morning, but I could never do enough to thank you for being such wonderful friends here in blog land, you are all such great and caring ladies , I am proud to call you my friends!

And may your heart be filled with the spirit of love and kindness you give out year long! I wish you many blessings and good health this coming new year too!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

With love and appreciation!

~ Cynthia ~ xo

Friday, December 4, 2009

All through the house.....

Hello Ladies! Happy Holidays! All through the house ...not a creature was stirring...except me! lol :) I'm getting ready for Christmas and busy busy shopping and preparing... But I wanted to give you a small tour of the trimmings I've started to put out this week. I'll be adding a part 2 next week... I hope the holidays and the preparations are finding you healthy and blessed!

The photo above is of some Xmas tags I picked up at Micheal's craft store, the colors set the mood for my Christmas theme this year: Soft Blue, Reds and sweet Vintage touches! I added some of the tags to my mini Kitchen tree! ( below ) I had been given kitchen ornaments as a birthday gift from my sweet friend Gina and just couldn't wait to use them on the accent tree! They are all cooking utensils and cooking gadgets, I love them :)!

This one below is my Main tree in the family room, this was taken in the day but we all know when the lights go down at night it's transformed into a mini fairy land...

At night the lights just glow through out the whole room, casting memories and fairy dust all around...as a little girl, I used to think fairies lived in our tree and got to sleep inside the ornaments ;) Hmmm, maybe they really do? :) .....One of the outside trees that are decorated is shinning through the bay window, it gives the room even more of a glow at night!

A little more up close....my ornaments range from very vintage , to handmade, to store bought... basically a big eclectic mix, but that's my style anyway , lol, so it might as well carry over to the tree too :)

I collect Santa's and Snow men, so most any table top and shelf gets adorned :)

This is the view ( below ) from inside my kitchen out to the family room...

Another up close of the kitchen tree at night...


opps, I think I did this one below twice, yikes! If I took it out , I'd probably mess up my entire post, lol, sorry...
My favorite room in the house has always been the kitchen....Decorating it at Christmas is completely my favorite thing to do :)... I haven't finished it all yet, but here are some quick shots below of what I've done so far. Hutches make for some great decorating fun, I'm so happy I got a second hutch last summer, now I get to adorn more shelves ... decorating bliss! lol

Last year I bought these ornaments below from Hallmark, well actually they are retired I believe , so I got them off a retired ornament site. But I love miniature's, so I'm so glad I found these, aren't they cute?

Christmas is always like being a kid in a candy shop happy!

Well ladies, it's off to get more decorating and shopping done! I hope you all have a cozy weekend and it's filled with many blessings and love!!!

Happy Holidays to all and to all a good day!!

Love and appreciation ,

~ Cynthia ~ XO