Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowy white

{photo taken this weekend while visiting Piers Flower Basket}

pretty whites for the inside

...not too much on the outside yet, just a little dusting of snow here and there.
Tomorrow night we're supposed to have 1-3 inches.
Not a lot for what the northeast can do!

I'm thinking too of white powdered sugar dusting my cakes
...maybe some light blue sparkling sprinkles for that icy snow look.

Getting ready for Christmas decorating and baking
but most of all
looking forward to lots of family time.
Christmas, my child, is love in action. ...
Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
--Dale Evans Rogers 

Wishing you love and joy all through Advent and Christmas.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MARIA MY SWEETHEART!!!!! Oh dearest, you should see the branches I have laid out on top of what looks like a fireplace in our new large room. It is a cornice that Ruben built to house our large TV. It is lovely, and in the branches, I have my collection of sweet Christmas birds, like this one here. WE DO HAVE SNOW and the season is ringing in perfectly; I like your idea of sugar sprinkles on your cake!!!! School is almost out, in about 2 weeks time and I WISH YOU A RELAXING TIME MY SWEET FRIEND!!! Anita

BECKY said...

Hi Maria! I love the photo you posted. It's just beautiful!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Very pretty. :)

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful Maria...and i love the quote, every time we give it is Christmas. Have a wonderful December. :D

It's me said...

Beautiful pretty from

Leslie's Garden said...

Love the little bird. Lovely photo.

Linda said...

Sending loving wishes right back to you dear Maria. I remember, when we lived up north, how we longed for the snow during the Christmas season. Your decorations are lovely.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning you precious and fabulous friend! I so love that quote; HE qualifies those He has called....then I'M IN! Because I sure don't feel qualified, but He has called us ALL to something that sometimes seems overwhelming, doesn't it? THANK YOU FOR THAT REMINDER!!! And my precious friend, thank you for visiting. ANY SNOW? We had more, but not much. Just enough to remind us that it is the most wonderful time of the year.....blessings sweet Maria! Anita

koralee said...

Sounds like pure joy around your sweet place my friend...enjoy every is all going way too fast for me!
xoxooxo Hugs

Barb said...

Thank you, Maria - I wish you and your Family the same. I like to think of you baking in your remodeled kitchen. My Grands are looking forward to "break" - I bet you are, too.

dcrelief said...

Lovely :)

Wanda..... said...

Beautiful calming image, Maria! It looks perfect...I just noticed you changed the name a bit...from Calm Energy to A Cup of Calm!

Gloria said...

Hi sweet Maria,
Your photo is heavenly! I always take a fancy to birds. Yours is as sweet as can be!

I hope you have a lovely weekend full of cozy warmth and baking fun, with a sweet cup of tea..:)

blessings to you,

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Maria,

Your picture is very pretty. Says it all! Warm, Winter, Glory, Snow, and off course the Bird!
Enjoy your Saturday morning cup. I am sipping tea, Mark and the children have left the house for a few hours and I am as free as a bird, woohoo.
Have a lovely time gearing up for Christmas. Will Jason be home for Christmas?
Love xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest one! Oh, thank you for flying on over to see me this morning! I am spending it in my basement studio preparing two theatres to see if they will sell in Etsy. My poem book never sold, but I will give these theatres a try. They are cute!

You kindness and friendship has been a blessing to me this year, Maria. We have all weathered many storms, both literal and in our lives; but together, we support each other. You are a blessing to ME!!! Enjoy your Sunday, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MARIA!!!!!!!! teeeeeheeeee....what an adorable POP OF MARIE!!!! Isn't Pinterest fabulous? Oh, those cake pops are so fun; I wish I had the time to try making some! ARE YOU ENJOYING ANY BAKING? Our last day of school is next Wednesday! How about you??? HUGS! Anita