Thursday, December 10, 2009

Santa Baby!



I'm pretty excited as tomorrow morning I head to Connecticut to meet up with Paula for a weekend of girlfriend fun! I can't wait to see her charming farmhouse all decorated for Christmas ...she has been working on it all week....I promise to show pictures!



We plan on visiting girlfriend Deanna at her amazing shop Gather in Ivoryton and, of course, dear Carole and her Christmas shop at Maynard Greenhouse! On Saturday we have tickets to the Essex Holiday House Tour! The walking tour includes 7 beautiful historic homes from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Again, I promise to take lots of pictures to share!





Not sure if I ever shared with you that as an undergrad I studied Home Economics....
...all things kitchen related were among my first collections...



I remember one Christmas after being married just a few years...I tied red ribbon around every single kitchen collectible in my country kitchen....every old chopper, rolling pin, piece of tinware and wooden ware...
(Obviously I didn't have enough to occupy my time way back then...)



I also used to be a big baker...breads, muffins, scones, pies and cakes...and lots and lots of cookies at Christmas...
...I plan to do more of that in 2010...







I'm feeling very optimistic that while I am away this weekend, Santa Baby will finally put the lights on the tree for me.
Yes, it's true...I failed at my attempts to motivate Santa Baby to complete the task last weekend!
I must be losing my touch!
Wish me luck! :)

29 comments:

A Dancing Mango said...

The nostalgia of your postings bring me to another world.. Love them truly.. great job.. and great photograpy I must add.
Hugs, Darlene

Queenie said...

Love those santa molds and those pictures of your snow and ice...awesome pictures all the way down the page! Hope you have a wonderful and safe trip...will be looking forward to seeing the farmhouse and the tours...
Big Hugs,
Queenie

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Such a pretty and festive post. What a fun weekend you'[ve planned-have a fun time. Will enjoy seeing your pictures.

Cheers,

Marjorie

trash talk said...

Maybe Santa Baby is holding out for some of those home baked cookies...it's worth a try!
Debbie

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Your candy molds are absolutely heartwarming. They remind me of an older neighbor that my sister and I used to love help decorate her home for Christmas. She had everything a kid could imagine including figurines representing "A Christmas Tale" that decorated her fir strewn mantle. She also had so many ornaments sorted by theme and allowed my sister and me to make the pick for the year. But your molds remind me of how at the end of all our decorating, we'd pull out the candy molds and fill them with ice cream for a funny effect. They never looked like anything, but we had so much fun playing with them!

Have a wonderful trip!

Stan

Celticlass said...

Wishing you luck with Santa Baby and tons of fun on your trip.
Holiday Blessings,
Erin

MARY PERNULA said...

Wishing you a wonderful and eventful weekend, maybe Santa Baby will miss you and have the tree all decked out. Mary

My Vintage Treasures said...

Enjoy your girl's weekend!!! Take lots of pictures!!!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

Really beautiful! And you'd better post pictures, missy! ;-)
Love the ornies in the muffin pan, nice contrast there.

Have fun!
Anne

LiLi M. said...

Yes I wish you luck :-D!

Love your vintage household items and your Santa's!

Cate said...

I simply love those old tin molds! Nicely decorated with the candy canes and other Christmas reds!
Hugs
Cate

Jacqueline said...

I'd loved to have seen all of those little red ribbons in your kitchen when you were first married, Laura.I love all of your vintage kitchen paraphanalia. Reminds me of my chilhood Christmas's when Mum, aunts and Grandmothers were baking up a storm.
Have a wonderful weekend, Laura and say Hi to Carole from me. .....you can also say Hi to Paula and Deanna, even though I don't know them!! I can't wait to see Paula's house all dressed up for Christmas.
Have fun. XXXX

Lululiz said...

Beautiful photographs as always.

Theresa said...

Have fun and be safe! Enjoy every minute, get busy Santa Baby:) Love all of your vintage goodies!

Jane said...

Have a fun weekend with the girls! It sounds like my kind of trip.
Jane

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Laura, I love all of your vintage kitchen items... I too used to tie ribbons on ALL of my kitchen things at Christmas time, red and green plaid! Have a wonderful time this weekend! Bisous... Julie Marie

cheryl kuhn said...

Have a wonderful time, I can't wait to see the pics you take!!

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura! Waw you'll surely have a great week end with your girlfriends! I'm looking forward seeing your photos!!!
I love your old kitchen tools and they're so nice decorated for Xmas!!!
Have a nice time and lot of fun!
Hugs
Vale

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love all your photos...the red mercury santa ornament is darling.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I hope Santa strands the lights. I decided to skip fixing the broken lights and threw deco on last night. Who needs stinking lights? ha! Have fun on your trip! And if you need my address to send that Santa mold, just holler. ha!!! ~Mindy

marysworkshop said...

What a wonderful eye you have for display! I love all your vintage ornaments, tins, and kitchen items and how you photograph them.
Good luck with the tree lights- I'll have to try that cookie bribery technique!

Susan - said...

Always love coming to your site! I'm enjoying your beautiful and festive photos. Total "eye candy."

Rosemary said...

Love your antiques and decorating.
Have a really fun time this weekend,
can't wait to see pictures.
Tell Carole hello for me.
Rosemary

red ticking said...

this post made me smile and i needed that today... and i cannot wait for the fun pics from your weekend... have a wonderful time... x pam

The French Bear said...

Gosh, you just have the best things, love them all. I can't wait to see the pictures you are going to take!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Lisa said...

Love the pics!!
Have Fun!!
Hugs, Lisa

June said...

Laura your vintage kitchen 'stuff' is an amazing collection. Really interesting pieces that I remember around my mother and g-mother's kitchens.
I want to bake more this year too, before I forget how. I wonder how I can eat it with out having to find a workout plan.
hugs

annemary said...

ohhhhhhhh comme tes décos sont belles et merci pour les tulipes j'adore !!!!!et ces ustensiles de cuisine comme je les aime aussi merci pour ces belles images de bonheur !très bonnes fêtes à toi et à ta famille love annemary oh si tu as le temps va voir mes décos de noël sur mon blog !!!!!!!big kiss

Hanna Troeng said...

So wonderful pictures! Please let me know if you ever would like to sell a little santa mold!

Tours' sicelrely
Hanna

Besi_troeng@yahoo.se