One thing I am looking forward to is a visit from my parents. I hope the weather doesn't cancel the visit.
Off to lunch with a friend...and a little grocery shopping. Ugh! Hope it's not too crazy at Sam's Club--but who am I kidding?
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Once again, I find myself clicking through Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian blogs...all of the photography is so beautiful. I love the zinc, white, and greenery. Poor man's silver (silvered glass) is something I've been collecting for the past few years. Nice, since it doesn't tarnish. The best part of looking at these blogs is the automatic translation of the pages with Google Translate. It's the best!
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Photos: Ellis, Country by Mail, and Country House; mosaic uploaded by me
Photo Credit: MidWest Living
A few of my favorite white images. I just hope to not see number 13 (unlucky number 13?) this winter in Evansville.
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I have a final exam this evening, so I've taken the day off to study and regroup. It's a good day to be at home. Before any studying is started, I've got to do a quick pick-up of clutter. I swear it grows overnight!
Currently Listening To: Martha Stewart Holiday Jazz
Well, they're safely inside, looking pretty perky in the entryway. Lots of buds ready to bloom. I think the plan this year will be to try to root some cuttings from them. If it works, I'll have 'free' geraniums for the spring; if not, I'm not out anything.
Looking forward to the blog party at Bella Dreams on Saturday...
November was a wonderful weather month--it was what we usually enjoy in October...the months definitely 'switched personalities.' I am not a fan of winter; after the holiday festivities of December, I certainly start dreaming of spring. Maybe that's why I'm such a fan of all things Swedish lately. The pictures with this post come from Country Living.com--featuring a sunny, almost spring-like atmosphere. I love decorating for Christmas, but by the time it's over, I'm ready for the pared down look I find so enticing in the decor of Sweden.
Currently Listening To: CBS Sunday Morning
Currently Listening To: Rosemary Clooney Christmas Songs
The library was quiet this morning, but I'm sure the folks will be out and about snagging DVDs for viewing this weekend. Here's looking forward to the weekend!
Currently Listening To/Watching: A rerun of the pilot for White Collar. Matt Bomer=very cute!
Currently Listening To: GMA
Christmas decorating has begun! I totally fell in love with the picture from Country Living (click here for the picture)---the three small trees in a graniteware bowl with apples. This is my take on it--three artificial trees in my gigantic spatterware bowl, topped with apples and nuts. It's currently displayed on the coffee table. I purchased a white 'feather'-type tree on Friday. I've wanted one since I found this photo a few years ago. It will reside in the dining room.
Today there are button wreaths to make, a dining room to declutter, and a few secret Santa presents to construct. Maybe more pictures later...
Currently Listening To/Watching: CBS Sunday Morning
Friday...time to feature another cookbook I've browsed through this week...this one is really, really good. Mouth-watering recipes, beautiful photography...what more could you want? Visit Lisa Schroeder's website for more information, recipes, and for a virtual visit to Mother's Bistro & Bar in Portland, Oregon. I read about this bistro on Tracey's blog a few years back and wished I could visit Portland if only for a visit to the restaurant. I remember googling it and finding their menu. Buy the book...it's so worth it! Almost winter...'tis the season for comfort food.
Images from White Flower Farm, mosaic created by me
Currently Listening To: Mozart in the Morning
I have quite a few projects in the works...Christmas presents and decorations--I have forms for a dozen teacup-sized cottage ornaments cut out. They just need to be glued, glittered and otherwise decorated. I've filled dozens of small clear glass ornaments with lavender and have tied ribbon through the hangers---these will be package tie-ons. Heart shaped sachets have been cut out, and I've gathered buttons, lace, and ribbons to attach to them. I'm definitely in the holiday mood. All of this is on my agenda for my time off next week. I can't wait!
Currently Listening To: If On a Winter's Night by Sting--a beautiful Christmas CD!
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Currently Listening To: NPR
Of course, a bit of celebrating is on the agenda, too. Dinner out, and a Saturday morning adventure with a friend. Happy Friday!
Image from art.com
Currently Listening To: The Beatles...everything
Currently Listening To: Abbey Road
Another book that hit the shelves at the library today (not really, there are lots of 'holds' on this one) is Cookie Swap. The cookies are so beautiful...cookies through the seasons...weddings, garden parties, Halloween, and Christmas. I've never spent much time decorating cookies--or baking them--but I really want to try the snowflakes and hearts. Too pretty to eat.
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