Winter Tea

I love a hot cup of tea sometimes in the afternoon, but mainly in the evening after dinner, especially on a cold winter day.  I find tea soothing and relaxing after a long day.  My husband and I both enjoy … Continue reading

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Holy Mary Mother of God The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God is celebrated on January 1st, the final day of the Christmas octave and a Holy Day of Obligation. The origin of this feast goes back to the … Continue reading

A Little Christmas in the Kitchen

It’s Christmas weekend and I wanted to share a little Christmas in my kitchen.  I enjoy using lanterns in my designs, especially during Christmas.  Their lovely glow creates such a warmth around the home.  When the lights are turned off … Continue reading

Christmas Mantel

Today,  I’m sharing my Christmas mantel.   I used the same dahlia florals as found on my Christmas tree and added some flocked winter evergreens to the arrangement.  The evergreens give it a soft and pretty Christmas look that can be … Continue reading

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

I’m sharing the legend of the Christmas Tree today.  Ever wonder why at Christmas time we put up an evergreen tree in our homes?  Ever wonder who started the tradition and where did the tradition come from?  Well, let me … Continue reading