I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve-Eve ~ And all through the house...

Good evening! It is the day before Christmas Eve---are you ready? I think I am though I haven't vacuumed yet, or washed the good wine glasses, or---ironed the napkins. But mostly ready.. Let's do a final walk through?

view from my kitchen on a foggy day

Red boutis, handquilted whole cloth quilt, French or German. From my mom, faux or no?

Ely: bought on the way home
after my son's first skating lesson/ outing in Prospect Park.
He was 2 1/2.

Last run to the market this morning!

I didn't buy flowers because a friend brought me a huge bouquet of holly, from his new house. Lovely.

Gingerbread cake baked in a Swedish Horse mold. He'll look better turned out and powdered.

 Antipasto fixings all set out. Looking good. I am so excited!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, may the holiday bring peace and joy!

*love from me and Mo! and the Beach*



gone to the beach....


  1. Merry Christmas to you and Mo. May you have a lovely day with many treats. How special to have a gift of holly.
    Thank you for sharing your beach and home with us.
    Bless you. Penny

  2. Oh Merriest of Christmases to you and Mo!;)))
    Your home is so beautifully decorated--lovely eye candy all over. Hugs, Julierose

  3. Merry Christmas! And many blessings for the new year!!

  4. Your home look beautiful!
    Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!! Sending hugs to you & Mo!

  5. Merry Christmas to you both! What a charming cottage filled with loving touches.

  6. So pretty, I love the way you use multiple layers of vintage textiles and quilts on your surfaces. It adds such depth and visual and tactile interest. Merry Christmas!

  7. Your beach cottage looks so festive and inviting. I love trying to zoom in on your tree ornaments. You have some beautiful things tucked in there. Oh, and Ely! What a beautiful memory! Ohhh, and that red quilt from your Mom, how special is that.

    Thank you for sharing. It's fun having a small window into your life. Hoping you enjoyed the holiday.


  8. Everything looks festive and lovely! Even your Mo. I hope you had a wonderful time. 😊 Kit


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