Friday, December 19, 2014

ODDS AND ENDS


Guess what I'm making?


Yes, my mom's recipe for English Toffee.  A Christmas Tradition at our house.


Last evening was the Christmas Dinner at the Clubhouse and celebration of December birthdays.  There were several, and my dearest was one of them.


A box filled with wonderful things arrived at our front door yesterday.  Our friends from up North sending Christmas Love in a tangible form.  Four tins of Hot Chocolate.  Each a different delicious sounding flavor.


There was a large bag of fragrant potpourri.  When we downsized I didn't keep a lot of my glass vases and didn't have anything to display it in.  Well a trip to the thrift store found this glass tube vase and sitting on a red plate made a lovely fragrant piece for the coffee table behind the Nativity Scene.

13 comments:

  1. Wanda, Happy birthday to your sweetheart. Nice to get gifts to open already.LOL. You will find many uses for the glass tube vase. I have ornaments in mine. Blessings to you for a great weekend. xoxo,Susie

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  2. You have found a nice friendly place to live, and those cocoa gifts will be tasty, and the toffee sounds delish.

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  3. Happy birthday to your husband and I loved your Throwback Thursday picture.

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  4. That toffee looks so yummy..one of my favorites! Your new home has so many nice traditions to bring people together...I just love that. Some people never get to know their neighbors and all of you will be well acquainted as the months go by!

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  5. Toffee...yum!

    The holidays are alive and well in your home!

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

    Jane xx

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  6. Love the potpourri arrangement. Green and gold is a great colour combination. I LOVE the hot chocolate tins - too darn cute! They make me grin.

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  7. Happy Birthday wishes to your husband. I know you will enjoy the hot chocolate in your tree house this Christmas/New Year. The potpourri is lovely!

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  8. Wanda,
    I am so glad to find another follower of Jesus. I found you at Creatve Tuesdays on the sidebar. I am an author/artist too.
    Find me at www.janiscox.com
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  9. English Toffee is the best! I imagine you will enjoy all that wonderful hot chocolate. I like your thrift store find. Yesterday we went with the idea of finding warm snow pants for one of my grandsons who was up here playing in the snow last week. He wore his jeans and was soaking wet. We walked in and there was an almost new pair for 3 dollars. I was thrilled. Your thrift store find looks great.

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  10. I am not a toffee person, but yours looks good. I love my tube vase, even though it's been taken over by my husband to hold his drinking straws. Oh, there's so much you can do with them. And hot chocolate... well, that's my favorite winter beverage.

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  11. I've never made toffee before but love to eat it! Yours looks good. I love hot chocolate. I bet you will enjoy trying those different flavors and reusing the cute tins one day.

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  12. I love your Nativity header. :) Your toffee looks so yummy. I love toffee. And what wonderful gifts and treasures to fill your home this holiday season! :)

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  13. Love the smells of Christmas. A Tree in a vase is all you need to bring the emotions of Christmas close again.

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