Happy Weekend everyone..
Hope you have a great one..
We are supposed to have a pretty cold night here in New Brunswick and then after the weekend perhaps some rain..
I hope not..
It just makes such a mess when we have this much snow but we have no control over the weather, eh?
Just thankful to live here in the North..
We are used to snow storms, rain storms, slush and cold temps..
There are a lot of pluses, though, that is for sure..
Pure crisp air, beautiful scenery, winter sports and so much more..
It is great to love where you live and I certainly do..
Actually, I am quite a spoil sport in the fact that I do not desire to even visit elsewhere..
The love of travel just did a flyby when I was being created.. grin..
Then it landed safe and sound in our daughter..
She loves to travel as do our sons, really..
Mentioning Winter and our daughter... smile..
I am posting some pics of her Winter decor of her Foyer..
As you can see, we have two different styles..
Shonda is very creative and made these mason jar lamps..
I think you just put paint inside the bottles and swirl it around..
Then fill with fairy lights as the English call them.. smile..
Winter in Canada means a more natural decor..
Pine cones, birch bark and moss are there for the picking..
Some greenery you can use are Pine, Firs and Cedars just for a few..
Shonda is using pine..
She also made the pillow from Burlap and painted on black cloth..
The Crazy Quilt was part of the Homespun Christmas present her mama gave her.. grin..
It is mostly satins and I found it at a Thrift store..
Actually, I almost kept it but I do not need it..
This is another wall in her foyer..
Our grandsons have had their photos drawn several times as they have grown up..
Sweet young men, now..
Dave bought Shonda this old trunk at the Antique Flee Market many years ago..
Shonda made the chalk board and all of the snowballs you see here..
Aren't they perfect for Winter decor..
Here is the Pinterest link for making the snowballs..
Just click HERE..
A few months ago I went shopping with her to buy some new table settings, napkins, table runner and such..
It was so much fun..
Spending Dave's money.. grin..
I especially love the napkin rings..
I decided that day that I would try and make some for myself..
I was in the craft business for over 20 years and had collected a lot of old jewellery, buttons and such and figured I could do a few much cheaper then Shonda's lovely ones..
This afternoon I dug out a few napkin rings that I had picked up at the Christmas Tree Shop when we were in Bangor..
And hidden away in my craft room were a bottle of jewels..
and a basket full of old beads and such...
Along with my trusty old glue gun I made a few..
The thing is that this post is too long so you will have to come back next time to see how they turned out..
I must say that I do like them..
Friday night at our house means either go out for supper or make something we love..
Home made Tomato Basil Sauce and Pasta..
A few of you asked last post for the Pumpkin Preserves Recipe..
Here it is..
Pumpkin Preserves resembles Marmalade but has a vastly different flavor..
Quite sweet though so I do cut the sugar back a bit..
That is up to you..