I always knew that I loved red and white together and I guess I always knew that I loved dots, but this year, I even surprised myself when I realized that I went a bit overboard. First of all, I wrapped most of our gifts in this paper which I found at Target.......and was so happy when I discovered it:
Then, for our big family celebration of finger foods prior to the big day, I picked these to make my life easier so I didn't have to wash dishes:
Now, you'd think that would be enough.........ah....NOT! When shopping at my favorite specialty grocery store one day, I spied this and just had to go back to buy it (even though I can't remember the last time I even drank tea!)
Isn't it just the cutest? Every time I look at it, I think of Alice in Wonderland for some reason. It's just so happy sitting on my dirty stovetop (sorry about that...I should have made sure it was cleaner before I snapped this picture.) Strange how things show up so much clearer in pics.....yikes!!)
Then, there's the tree. Now you see it, and then you don't. I already took it down, can you believe? The temps have been so mild here that we figured we'd get everything put away before the snow falls....much easier that way since we store the tree in the garage off season and it's easier taking the outside stuff down without dealing with ice.
I decorate like I sew, I guess.....sort of funky! So, another Christmas bites the dust! I hope yours was happy! I think the crowning glory of my festivities was making this:
Oh my, it was sooooooo good! And sooooo easy! But, now I need a 6 quart container......cause I surely will be making it again!