Sunday, December 8, 2013


I was playing around in PicMonkey the other day... careful what you wish for...

"I like days when feathers
are snowing...

...and all the caves have
petticoats showing...

...and the air is cold...

...and the wires are humming...

...but you feel all warm...

...with Christmas coming!"

Aileen Fisher

What a surprise we had the next morning when we found that the fairies had vacated the premises..

Either on a dandelion wish or...

...on the backs of dragon flies.

It seems that they have sublet their home to the elves and are going to Florida for the winter!

It turns really was delightful inside...

Since we couldn't go anyplace, I baked an apple pie and the Captain and I had a deliciously, lovely, little snow day.

Dinner plate and saucer: Wood & Sons, England
Dessert plate: Johnson Bros., England

This post is brought to you by the delightful GCC, the first snowfall of the season and our own beautiful snow angel...


We will be joining:


  1. the snow is so beautiful and really adds to the holidays, how lovely for you.

  2. Oh Judy, what a fun and cozy post! We had snow this morning but just a dusting. Your photos are lovely and I adore your story and photo about the fairies, very cute. And I love your Christmas dishes, gorgeous!
    Have a great week,

  3. Dear Judy, such a delightful post. The photos of your trees full of ice and snow all over. You really will have a white christmas.
    Buddy looks like he likes the snow..
    Your inside treat for the snowy day.. look delicious.. I can smell them from here..
    love your plates.
    Maybe the fairies will still pay you a visit. Its a little fairyland there.
    happy days

  4. Beautiful photos Judy! Love the stream of water and of course Buddy...adorable! Thanks so much for being a part of AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  5. Everything looks so festive, including Buddy! What a cutie! You're Johnson Bros. dishes are wonderful. I haven't seen that pattern. Very cool Judy. And I hadn't thought about the apple candle holder in a while. Such a fun thing to make with little ones.

    Christmas blessings to you and yours, Edie Marie

  6. Hi Judy, Merry Christmas! It looks beautiful on your side of the country....We are still having 85 degree days. It doesn't feel much like Christmas here. But I am trying t get in the spirit. Your apple pie looks delicious makes me want to bake one myself.
    Amy Jo

  7. Judy this was another lovely post.I can just imagine how tasty that apple pie was!

  8. My goodness Judy,
    you guys really got dumped on with snow; it's beautiful but so cold.
    You always have such a cozy home, and so inviting.

    We've been digging out from our weekend storm, and keeping the woodstove burning.

    Keep safe, and warm and enjoy this lovely week, my friend.


  9. Oh Judy, you really got a lot of snow and it's beautiful. I love snow at Christmas time but of course here in So CA we only get some cold weather and trust me is is really cold.
    Your pictures are so pretty and Buddy looks like he loves the snow.
    Stay warm and the pie looks wonderful.

  10. Oh such lovely photos - a perfect day to stay indoors and enjoy the coziness. Love the christmas tree dishes.

  11. Oh my gosh Judy, buddy's so cute. :) What a winter wonderland you're having. It snowed here in Vancouver a little today but I'm afraid it's going to warm up and melt. :) Your pie looks delightful. I just made some gingerbread cookies today. Don't you love this season for baking? Such a wonderful time. :)

  12. What a beautiful snowfall you received. It looks so pretty in all your photos and the dog seems to enjoy it too. I guess you enjoyed a quiet day/evening at home due to the snow which is sometimes so very nice. A beautiful post Judy.

  13. Cracked me up seeing Buddy making snow angels. I'm cold in the office but seeing that snow made me really cold. brrrrrrr . And wow those tall trees. Thanks for sharing all your pictures

  14. Look at all that snow! We don't much where I live. So cute to see your dog enjoying it!!

  15. Beautiful pictures. That pie looks divine.


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