The weather was much colder today, and although we haven't got snow yet, we have had a pretty winter fog, and a frost in the garden. I love the crisp cold air, for some reason getting out in the fresh air always does wonders for me. So today, hubby and I went on a nice walk in one of my favorite little parks.
I love the fog and trees off in the distance.
The park is situated right next to very large field of berries, I love the way the rows look.
We saw a few frost covered spider webs, Gary spotted this one on a park bench.
I just have a few finishing touches until all of my holiday decor is in place. In addition to changing things around this year, I also have the challenge of not being able to put any thing out on my lower tables, our little lab Zoey is quite a little explorer and would make quick work of any decoration in her reach. I shutter to think what she might do to the tree, I guess we will see this weekend. :)
Here are some of my favorite decorations.
These trees are made of felt.
I love paper board Christmas villages. I started my collection with these tiny houses.
These are reproductions of vintage Christmas houses.
Then I found these bigger paper board houses and churches. I think the pink church is so pretty.
Here is another little village, this one is made of wood, and covered in glitter
This is my Celtic Nativity set- I love the simple look of this set, and I look forward to putting it out every year.
I think it is nice to set out candy dishes, I have one out year round, and at Christmas I put out quite a few around the house, it is nice for guests to have little things to nibble. The candy in the green dish below are classic butter mints- yum!
Here are a few of my Nutcrackers.
I also have out all of my Christmas books, I hope to share some of my favorite holiday book selections in upcoming posts.
This is one of my favorite books and radio show- I listened to this way back in grade school , and I try to listen to the radio show every December. The Cinnamon Bear.
I have the audio version on both tape and CD, and can't wait to listen to it. This book is wonderfully illustrated and goes along well with the radio show, but I will make a suggestion to listen to the radio show first, it is so much better to imagine this story in your head.
Here is my Amazon Affiliate link for the book.
Here's the YouTube link of episode 1, it looks like you might be able to listen to all of the episodes on YouTube, which is great, such wonderful memories!
With all of these Christmas decorations up, we had to have some cookies, so I made up a batch of White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies.