At the first hint of chill in the air, my thoughts turn to Christmas. My mind and heart begin to fill with visions of sugar plums indeed. My weekly menu turns decidedly toward comfort food and I begin rummaging in my brain for homemade Christmas gift ideas for my loved ones. I begin hauling out first the autumn decorations and later the Christmas, decking my halls and every other available surface. I take delight in the season, the magic, wonder and glory of it all. This blog was born from that delight. Here you will find dinner ideas, crafts, decor, stories, memories, and music. Some ideas will be entirely mine, but I will also include anything cute I come across that I think you might like to see, credit given to the creator or source. Please leave me your ideas in the comments and any other feedback you'd like to give.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Christmas has come and gone, but I do want to share just a couple more things with you. This was our first Christmas in a long time in a house without a fireplace. We lived here last year but spent Christmas in NY with our families. So we were faced with the question of where to hang our stockings. I made this board as a solution.

I got these cute knobs at Hobby Lobby.

I painted the words free hand, but purchasing vinyl is a great option. The edging is antiqued with an antiquing glaze.