Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Goodies

Hello everyone,
      With the holiday season upon us there is always lots to do so it is nice to take a break and relax for awhile  and enjoy some holiday goodies. This afternoon as I was giving our little cottage another once over so it would be ready for the tour on Saturday I treated myself to an afternoon break. Instead of my usual tea I enjoyed a glass of delicious eggnog with some yogurt covered pretzels.
They are a bit addictive for me.

 A little cheesecake to give me some energy!
Maybe I should curl up on the bed and really relax.
After seeing the beautiful mantels at Fanningbank yesterday-I think this one could use a little more fluffing but it is only a humble cottage.

I am slowly getting the house ready for the "Homes for the Holidays' tour on Saturday evening and next week I will take some photos of it to share with you. We are getting our tree in the next couple of days and I am looking forward to being able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of our labor soon!
 It was +10 Celsius here today which is very mild for us with rain tomorrow. I am hoping for just a little dusting of snow for the tour but we shall have to wait and see.
 My daughter has been  making cookies for the tour and one of my other daughters has her home on the tour so she has been busy too.
Tomorrow I am going to visit Janice who graciously opened up her beautiful home for the tour also and I hope to take some pictures to share with you as well. I am looking forward to seeing it all decked out for the holidays.
  Well,my little break is over and I have enjoyed my holiday goodies!

I am joining Rose  Chintz Cottage for a Holiday Christmas Tea.

 Thank you for visiting with me.

Take care,


Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Carolyn! Your photos amaze me, I could scroll through your blog over and over!! :) I can't wait to see photos of your home tour... Your home looks wonderful so no worries!

Willow said...

I love your photos. They are so beautiful, but your home always is. My Hubby got me addicted to those pretzels a few years ago. They are good.

Sonia said...

Looks like a perfect holiday snack and so pretty too! Hope you are enjoying the season!
Miss Bloomers

jojo said...

your cottage is simply lovely. I would love to lay down on that bed for a little nap and I don't mind if I have some pretzels and egg-nog too! Can't wait to see the pictures. Fingers crossed for snow!

Candylei said...

Beautiful toile bedspread! Delicious looking cheesecake! You deserve a rest and have fun tomorrow!

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Shel said...

Your cottage is pure delight...how I'd love to lay my weary head on those pillows!
You are absolute inspiration.
Blessings from South Africa and good luck with your home tour.

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

All this white and just a touch of pink ...What a lovely pictures dear Carolyn.A feast for the eyes. .
✿◕ ‿ ◕✿.

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyne
Wow! It looks all so romantic at your home. Mmmmh, eggnog... I just love it. When I was a teenager my grandmother loved to drink a little glass with me :o).
I especially loved the plaid on your bed. I'm looking for such a plaid in blue, but I guess I have to sew it by myself.
Have a nice time and take care

The Country Nest said...

Your home is so beautiful and winter wonderland :)
I love coming by to visit and always feel so serene after.
Your mantle is perfect too.

НикОль said...

Oh! I'd like to have such a "only a humble cottage" very much! It's a dream of my life...
I like your home very much, I like your photos and your blog. Thank you for this beauty!

P.S. And sorry for my English, if it wrong, I'm Russian :))

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

This is one tour I would love to go on, just to see your amazing decorations and enchanted settings! Good luck!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's so exciting, Carolyn! I would love to visit a tour of homes at this time of year. Your cottage looks so pretty! I think the mantel is just right and I love your tree. I haven't bought egg nog in years, although I always enjoyed it. No one else would drink it in my house. Right now I have the egg nog flavored creamer for my coffee, which I am thoroughly enjoying! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn .... soooo very gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Your mantel is just perfect, please don't change a thing! I much prefer your decorating to a large historic home. Yours is always so cozy and gives a feeling of peace and comfort.
Wishing you a good week and fun
during your home tours.

Lavender Cottage said...

I don't know how you do it Carolyn, you are one busy lady.
I hope you have nice weather for the house tour, maybe even a few snowflakes floating down from above?

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Another feast for the eyes, Carolyn! I love your heart-shaped plate, really sweet! The cheesecake looks yummy! Thank you for joining me for my Christmas Tea. I am looking forward to your Christmas Home Tour and I'll see you Saturday evening.

Christmas blessings,

Carole said...

Those lucky folks that get to tour your home.
I have never had a yogurt pretzel....though love the chocolate ones!

Happy Holidays

Beth said...

Hi Carolyn, Your sitting room is stunning in white! I absolutely love it. Your snack looks great too. I have been buying "milk nog" (lighter version of egg nog) and I like it heated. I also like adding it instead of milk to a cup of hot tea. Good luck with the tour! I know your home will be much loved and oohed and ahed over!
Merry Christmas!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your photos are always so beautifully stylized. You definitely have a gift! What type of camera do you use? Just gorgeous!

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn... Loved the break in the dreamy cottage.

I love the mantel simple. It's perfect.

The eggnog looks yummy as does the little cheesecake.

Thanks so much for the absolutely wonderful tour. Susan

Lounging with a Latte said...

The cottage looks absolutely beautiful, I enjoyed visiting you blog as always.

Larachaika said...

fantastically! Fairy Interior-bravo!

Micupoftea~ said...

Oh what lovely photos! Your home and tree are gorgeous. The cheesecake looks delicious. Happy Advent~