Sunday, December 18, 2011
Speaking of sugarplums, I thought you'd like a see little slide show. Each year Frannie and I put up a second tree - this one is just for us. It stands only 3 feet tall. We put multi-color lights and gumdrop garland on it. The ornaments are either food related or pink or both. We call it our "Sweet Tree". On with the show!
This year's addition. I found her at an estate sale. In a basement. In a crumpled up bag. She's been returned to her place of honor and is happy in her new home. She's very fragile, but oh, so sweet!
Sometimes you find very nice ornaments where you'd least expect it. The red and white stripe candy ornament came from Walmart a few years back. It is glass and quite lovely.
The clay cupcake ornament came from Frannie's holiday shop at school. It was a Christmas gift. She knows what I like.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Okay, so these aren't sugarplums, but I am having visions of them dancing in my head. They are simply super fudgy brownies dipped in chocolate ganache and made festive with some red and white sprinkles. Let me show you how my family likes to eat brownies:
Son likes his unadulterated, so he doesn't mind enjoying the scraps from the cut out shapes. Sometimes he even gets an entire square in the mix. Can you see how fudgy they are?
Now Frannie is a girl after my own heart. She likes hers refined with a big cup (and I do mean big - this one measures 5-1/2" diameter) of ice cold milk served up holiday style with appropriate reading material on the side. As for the selection, I like to think of Frannie as being well-rounded.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Simple banner made from vintage French music sheets and gold beads, glitter, chipboard, card stock, pearl beads and star trimmings.