Friday, December 22, 2017

Recent Photos

I lit three candles on my advent wreath.  I have added a tall slim glass in the center for the fifth candle which makes up the wreath. 

I love the warmth of real tealight candles.

I read this book recently about a woman who connects with an Amish woman.  A storm keeps them together and an emergency forces them to see what is important at Christmas time.
Family tops the list.

I have been adding to my collection of blue and white pieces. 

I bought the ceramic decor ball with floral elements a couple weeks ago.  I was looking for a base to use to display it.  I found this rice bowl with the right colors and pleasing patterns. 

The small vase is only 4 inches tall but has pleasing floral decor.

The set of napkin rings in alternate blue & white and the alternate colors.  Lovely floral decor.  They are hexagonal.

I have a full shelf and a good number of items to develop table still lifes in the new year.

I have been looking for a cheese board for a while.  While vising my niece we had a couple hours to visit the local Goodwill.  A new store which was large and well organized.  The photo on the left is what it looked like before I transformed it.  I wanted to be able customize the board for the seasons.  I was able to remove the photo on the bottom of the glass with my heat gun.  Now I can add a doily or other seasonal decor under the glass. Love it!

I am currently reading this book which is about a woman at crossroads in her life. She has some amazing events take place for her.  I look forward to the rest of the book and how her life improves.

Sharing with Share Your Cup 275 hosted by Jann at Daily Cup with Mrs Olson.


  1. Hi Sylvia, I think I may have the same blue and white napkin rings. I also have a blue and white ball like that and I like your idea of a way to display it so it doesn’t roll around. How’s the Kristin Hannah book. We just read the Nightingale. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. I LOVE your cheese board find and re-make...sheer genius, Sylvia!!!...:)JP

  3. Merry Christmas Sylvia. Your home looks so warm and inviting. I am on the library waiting list for that book.

  4. Lovely, Sylvia. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas!

  5. I love your new blue collections! The book sound like a very fun read. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Sylvia, love that cheeseboard and what you did with it - the doily looks lovely.


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