But I spent a few days clearing out the fall things and bringing out the Christmas things. This change-over always puts me in a happy mood so it is totally worth the extra effort. I can usually never remember where I put things the year before so I have fun starting from scratch. I put out some old favorites mixed with some new ones.
On our buffet table, I display our manger scene as the focus with pops of red on either end.
This table (near our front door) is where I have my favorite Christmas decoration….a sweet little church that lights up and plays “Silent Night.” This was my Nana’s and was passed down to me after she passed away a few years ago. I love it and can’t wait till my little boy is old enough to know how special it is to me. There are also a few Swedish figurines bought on a trip to Sweden last year and a “Joy to the World” sign. I bought this sign but would love to make some similar to this in the future (a block of wood painted with a saying or verse on it).
This my favorite little corner in our kitchen. My parents gave me the plate rack for my birthday last year. It is a great way to add some color to a neutral wall or add some seasonal touches (snowmen plates will be up next ). These red plates I bought at a yard sale….4 for 25 cents. J
So I was thinking about my favorite Christmas cookie to both make and eat and ET cookies immediately popped into my head. I was thinking this was the perfect cookie to share….a unique cookie that not many people have had and also super delicious but I was wrong. Delicious, YES but not so unique…..I just saw that the recipe is on the back of the peanut butter cup bag. Hmmmm. Oh well! They are still so yummy and worth trying out!