Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Preparations are well underway for Christmas Eve, the baking has been done and the ham is now cooked and looking resplendent in it sugary pineapple goodness. A lovely collection of scents are in the air. All the best to you this Christmas Eve!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
A new decorating store has opened up in Ottawa, located in the up and coming Hintonburg.
Their plan is to sell seasonal vintage. And right now of course it is Christmas!
So many beautiful things wherever you look.
Traditional red and green...
to pretty in pink.
Just like fairyland...
such an utterly gorgeous shop.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Spent a day in Montreal with D. visiting the Impressionists at the Fine Arts Museum. What a lovely collection of paintings. And Degas's The Little Dancer was there to greet us too! We started the morning with a cafe au lait that was a work of art in itself.
And after viewing the exhibition we revived ourselves with a cup of tea at a tearoom on Sherbrooke Street, just a couple of blocks from the museum.
As we dined at The Commensale, before boarding the train to return home, it was starting to get dark and so we were in time to see the Christmas lights along McGill College Avenue. A wonderful day!
Friday, December 14, 2012
In keeping with tradition, two Sundays ago I had my forth annual swag making afternoon. Invited guests come to create their own Christmas swags for themselves or to give as gifts. It is always fun to see everyone so busy, lost in their own creativity. Every now and then there is a pause to take refreshments and enjoy some conversation while sipping on a hot apple cider or cup of tea and munching on some holiday baking. Then it is back to work!
And it's even more fun to survey everyone's efforts at the end. No two swags are ever the same!