Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas morning
and we are ready
for brunch
I had to include the sweet
Santa and snowmen
Rick and Terry
sent us from

It was like having them
there for the meal.

Eggs, Brown Sugar Bacon,
our traditional Butterscotch Pecan Roll,
and a new item...
Spicy Cheese Grits.

Yum, yum!

Daisy waiting on the sidelines
hoping for a bite too.
Hope everyone is having a splendid
Christmas morning.

Friday, December 13, 2013


What do you do
 with left over pumpkins
from the Fall season?
This year we had lots of pumpkins
at Buttermilk Cottage
We had decided to go with an Autumn theme
for our Holiday Show...
and just kept buying pumpkins.
I couldn't bare to just throw them away
and there were just too many
for the compost bin. next solution
It's amazing how far one can of paint will go.
Since they were staying outside in the yard,
I didn't even worry about
painting the bottom.
I scattered them all over the back yard,
and thought I was done.
Then Sue comes home and says,
"No one can see them in the backyard."
So I drag them all back around to the front porch
and try to make a Christmas
How long will they last?
I have no idea,
but we'll just enjoy
and hope for the best.
Do you still have pumpkins
hanging out?
You can buy a can of metallic paint
at Lowes for about four bucks.

Now what else can I salvage?
The wheels are turning!




Saturday, December 7, 2013


Okay, how many of you grew up
 with a ceramic Christmas tree
in the house?
 I did,
 in fact, my Mom had two. 
  My Mother has been telling
me for years,
 she wants me to have her big one.
Well, I gota tell you...
I've never been a fan.
What was I to do, I had to take it.
I got it out this year when I started
thinking about decorating for the holidays.
How can I make this my own
and still honor my Mom?
Well if any of you know me,
you know I am into
origami birds.
Sore hands and over 100 birds later,
I can put my stamp of approval on it.

Yes, I can say I actually like it!
I use to cringe when my Mom would say
 "I'm not going to put up a big tree this year,
I'll use my little ceramic tree".
You know what?
I am my Mother's daughter.
This year with Sue putting up two trees downstairs,
I've decided my little ceramic tree
will do me just fine.
Keep it simple, that's my motto
this year.
No need to be over the top.
Merry Christmas
and happy decorating.

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