One could look at this, (and probably does) and think it's quite tacky!
But I love it!!!
It's a feast for the eyes!!!
Our woodstove is back into action.
It's like an old friend that comes around once a year...
for a prolonged visit....
and gets me up at night...
and eats constantly....
and is high maintenance...
and doesn't clean up after itself,
but I invite it back every year because it's benefits far outweigh it's troubles!!
Each vignette tells a story....just the way I like it.
Let's call this one "Little Women".
I can just imagine Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy gathering their things
for an afternoon of ice skating....
And then they would come back to my home and sip hot chocolate from a yellow mug, eat a fake cookie and open a beautiful present that has a rock in it, (to keep it from blowing away)!!
As you saw previously, our door is decorated quite elaborately this year! I entered our front door into a door decorating contest for the area!
My Dad has one of his Mother's old recipe cards for "Ginger cakes" so I made several copies of it and strung them throughout my "old fashion kitchen" display.
or a neighbor if your sugar is scarce.
and while your neighbor is coming,
be sure you have enough baking powder and eggs as well.
and how about a cup of coffee on a chilly afternoon?
And turn that Bing Crosby music just a bit louder
and get those cookies rollin'!!
I get my love of *vintage* and *dishes* and *stuff* from her!!
Took all the pages out because it was too heavy.
Fastened it with some twine.
hang up your apron,