Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Break

The first round of company has departed and I have a day or two before the next crew arrives.  It was a lovely Christmas with a house full of family, good food, and fun games.  My favorite moment was when my daughter's father-in-law spotted the chocolate-covered marshmallow Santas and commented he hadn't had one since he was a kid.  I told him to help himself... and even sent another home with him.  It really is the little things at holidays that make it special.

For example, a dear friend sending one beautiful blue-and-white teacup with some tea and a charming quilty card.  Definitely a surprise and I love it!  Thanks, Doniene!

Another surprise in the mail was this gorgeous tea towel with a blue-and-white china print.  Love it and I will definitely enjoy using it.  The giver made this, using a wave-stitch to hem all four sides... perfect choice since she lives on the coast!   Thanks, Cindie!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of small things that made you smile!


  1. Blue and white...such a favorite color combo for everything. I love that towel! Glad you had a joyous gathering.

  2. You are most welcome, dear friend! So glad your holidays were special! Now rest a few days before you go back!!

    Blessings and hugs!

  3. You got some nice gifts there. I love Tension Tamer Tea... one of my favorites.

  4. I use lots of blue and white in my Dining room as well...for the holidays I just add in a bit of red! Glad to hear you had a merry Christmas!

  5. Our holiday candy memory from childhood would be the chocolate covered orange jelly like sticks. Dad always had a box of those.
    What lovely gifts your received from friends. : )

  6. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your Christmas and I do hope the next wave of company is as fun. Like you, I am catching my breath between visitors.