New Year’s Eve Fun

There are all sorts of traditions for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  One I have done for many years, and few others seem to know about, is hiding money outside.  I have no idea where it came from.  My mother did it so I do too.  It involves hiding some money outside on …

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December Block of the Month 2014

Ever have one of those times where you just cannot get motivated to finish something? That is how I felt with this last block for the Block of the Month for 2014.  First of all, I did this local quilt store's block of the month club so I could work with batiks and see what …

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Christmas Tablescape and an Appetizer recipe

Whether the celebration is on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the perfect menu needs a pretty setting.  This year I set my table with the Lenox Holiday Tartan china I inherited from my mother.  Red placemats embroidered with green holly leaves and cutwork are at each place, with matching napkins in holly berry metal napkin …

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Holiday Tour of Inns Part 3

This is the last of the Holiday Tour of Inns posts.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing the inside of these wonderful Victorian era homes.  Out in Laurel Park, on top of the mountain is the Echo Mountain Inn.  Just look at the view behind this charming village. The unusual wrought iron railing is decorated …

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Holiday Tour of Inns Part 2

More ideas today from the Holiday Tour of Inns, a day of open houses at local bed and breakfast historic inns.  In the downtown area there are three inns.  The Inn on Church is a block off Main Street. On the front porch was a tree dedicated to finding homes for dogs and cats at …

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Holiday Tour of Inns

The Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission held a Holiday Tour of Inns as a fundraiser for their preservation efforts.  Seven local bed and breakfast Inns participated with wonderful Christmas decorations.  This was the first time I have been inside many of these wonderful homes, and DH thoughtfully recharged the camera battery before we went so I …

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Christmas Cookie Cutter Ornaments

My trusty glue gun was fired up once again to make some new ornaments for an upcoming exchange.  I made a bunch of these a few years back and thought it was time to revive the tradition. All you need are some cookie cutters and embellishments like buttons or crystals. You'll need a cookie cutter …

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Winter Wreath

It was a little late in the month by the time I got around to making a holiday wreath.  I thought it would be nice to have one that would last through the winter, yet be appropriate for the Christmas holiday.  Instead of doing my usual greenery with red accents, I used more of a …

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A Christmas Lunch Tablescape and Cookie Exchange

Holidays are so much fun, and a great excuse to ask a few friends over for a little holiday lunch and cookie exchange.  Keeping these small and simple are my preference, and I only have to make 4 dozen cookies. The table is set in the informal area on the game table.  I like a …

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Stamping Christmas Cards

Grey, overcast days are perfect for an old movie and some stamping fun.  It is getting close to time to mail out some Christmas cards, so I thought I'd better get busy. I needed to make a special card for a very special lady who is getting a surprise Kohl's gift card.  She keeps DH …

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