Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
filled them with yummy toffee butter crunch.
For the last week or so, we've had a bunch of snow fall.
It really is such a treat since we don't get much that sticks around here for long.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
When I got married in 1990, I took over the Christmas cookie baking for our family. It's a tradition that's important to me and one I hope my girls will carry on too.
We're Norwegian, so we always have the traditional Scandinavian cookies at Christmas that my parents had growing up. Our must haves are: lefse, krumkake, fattigmand, spritz, Swedish cream wafers, and sometimes kransekake.
My hubby says it wouldn't be Christmas if he didn't have fattigmand,
so that's what I made today.
Fattigmand is a different kind of cookie - it's fried not baked.
It's rolled out thin like a pie crust and then you cut it in diamond shapes
When the dough is cut, you then pull one tip through the center slit to form its shape.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I've been trying to de-clutter lately, so instead of leaving out my usual displays, I packed most of them away and tried to display only my Christmas stuff. This Child's Book of Christmas Carols was given to my mom from her cousin Christmas 1944. The illustrations are so beautiful.
Here's another view of my tree. I totally struggled to get a decent picture. Don't you think Christmas trees are one of the most difficult things to photograph? I sure do!
Keeping it simple, I didn't add too much in here except a couple red poinsettia's, a vintage Christmas tablecloth, my new cute vintage Santa mugs,
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I finished them off by adding faux fur cuffs, lacing them up with vintage seam binding, adding silver glitter to the blades and glass glitter (to make 'em look frosty) to the boots. Oh, then I hung a sparkly star and added the "THINK SNOW" banner.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
To finish the look, we'll place the candlesticks on a cloud of angel hair with little ornaments scattered throughout. The glow from a few lit candles with make everything sparkle!
Now I have to figure out what to do for my table....
Monday, December 8, 2008
Once I glued the images on the wood with spray mount, I drilled two holes to run some ribbon through for hanging.