Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Holiday Afternoon Treat

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Not much going on here in my neck of the woods.  I finished wrapping all my gifts Tuesday night, so I can really sit back and just enjoy the holiday time now.  I’m looking forward to catching some of my favorite holiday movies (and if they are not on at a convenient time, I’ll just pop in the DVD’s).

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Meanwhile, I’ve been saving my Christmas issue of The Cottage Journal for a quiet day and didn’t realize just how long I was saving it.  The new Winter 2015 issue came in the mail yesterday, so I decided to take some time to look through the Christmas issue before it was too late.  I got together a little tray with a gluten free chocolate chip muffin and a little egg nog.

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I used a small red transferware dish I got from Christmas Tree Shop and the glass mug is from our local grocery store, Kroger (from a couple of years ago).   It was a cloudy, brisk day yesterday so I lit the tree and the fireplace.

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And if that isn’t enough to warm me, I can always pull a throw over my legs as I enjoy one of my favorite magazines.  A nice holiday afternoon treat! 

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Are you done with your shopping?  Have you wrapped all your gifts up yet?  I am very glad to be done, having done my shopping both online and in-store.  It worked out very well for me this year doing both. 

26 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, your beautiful room looks like it is straight out of that Cottage Journal magazine! Everything is so cozy and warm. I hope to be finished with the last gifts on Monday (arriving via UPS...lol); and then, I can relax, too!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy that last photo is so pretty!! Your room looks so festive and cozy with the fire going...I would have sat there all day looking through that wonderful magazine. I know what I'm picking up tomorrow.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm making most of our holiday gifts, knitting hat, gloves and slippers for the grand kids and DIL and SIL. Mr. C and I buy a gift together and this year it's a new laptop. Your room looks so cozy and love seeing the fire in the background. I don't buy magazine,I just think they are too much money. But I do love the Cottage Journal and pick up past issues from the antique mall I'm in! A very lovely room and hope you enjoy your relaxing time!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

It all looks so cozy, Kathy! I'm right there with you, wrapped in a blanket and drinking tea by the fire! Glad your wrapping is done. I've done my husband's gifts only. Now for the three kids:) Friday night is family movie night: It's a Wonderful Life. My kids think it's corny but it's my favorite movie of all time. Merry Christmas!
xoKathleen

Maria Elena said...

Perfect setting to relax and enjoy the holidays! Merry Christmas!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

I adore quiet times like this. Everything is so pretty, Kathy!

We sent gifts to the grandbabies (and all has arrived safely), but otherwise we don't exchange gifts anymore... keeping things simple.

Enjoy your Christmas!!!
Hugs,
Lin

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a pretty place to sit and enjoy a good magazine.

Karen said...

Oh Kathy the last pic just makes me want to curl up on the sofa and right beside you It sounds like a heavenly way to spend an afternoon. A nice warm fire and a great decorating book or two, what could be better? Merry Christmas.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I'm with you! It's time for a fire, something yummy to eat, drink and watch Christmas movies. I have been keeping the Hallmark channel on and have enjoyed their movies so much! Your room is so pretty and cozy! It's a great place to curl up and enjoy the flavors of the season!

Cynthia said...

What a cozy sight, may I come and join you? That issue is great. I'm saving it for inspiration. It's filled with tons

Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Kathy this is the perfect setting to enjoy the holiday relaxing. I too got all my shopping, wrapping and preparing early so it's been so nice to just enjoy and not rush around.
Your pics are so inviting and your home shows like a magazine feature.
Have a nice weekend.
XO

Susan Clayton said...

What a cozy spot and how inviting the fireplace looks.
I used to go a Kroegering when I lived in Michigan. Do you have Vernors Ginger Ale? It is the best.All others pale in comparison.
I wanted to let you know the apron arrived and Oh.My.Goodness. It is the cutest thing ever.
And thank you for the lovely tags! I am using them as ornaments on my tree.
I am done shopping (except for a few gift cards) and wrapping except for an item which has not been delivered yet. I ended up baking more than I planned this year - and I feel like I wanted to tweak the decorating but there is plenty of time - I keep Christmas from the 24th of Dec to Jan 6th. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, your living room is just beautiful! It looks like pages from a magazine! Wishing you a blessed Christmas, sweet friend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy,
It looks not only pretty and festive over at your place, but quite relaxing as well. I hope to be on the "purge all those Christmas bins" party very soon as well!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

chateau chic said...

Love your afternoon treat!! I really enjoy times like this just to relax and have some alone time.
Mary Alice

Doreen@househoneys said...

Your home looks like something right out of a holiday movie! Enjoy relaxing and reading your favorite mags.

As for me, I'm done shopping, but didn't have much to get this year.

Rhonda said...

Oh Kathy, your home is so beautiful and cozy. Merry Christmas to you.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a warm and cozy scene, Kathy! It should be in the Christmas issue of Cottage Journal (love that magazine!).

Planning on having a relaxing day, too. Looks like snow is coming!

Jane xx

Okio B Designs said...

A great way to spend your day! I'm finished wrapping but have to prep for my Christmas menu. Feel like I still have a ton to do!

Jeanine

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful photography, Kathy. Your room looks so inviting. I'm hoping for some quiet time very soon myself. Merry Christmas.

Ana said...

So glad to hear you are sitting back and enjoying the holidays. We are all done too and enjoying every day to the fullest. I love this time of the year so much and it is always so nice to have everything done way in advance. Merry Christmas Kathy.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

lynn said...

such a pretty shot of the tray with the fireplace in the background, kathy! enjoy your warm, and cozy home this christmas!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Looks like a pretty perfect afternoon to me! So glad you made the time for it! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Kathy! ~Zuni

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your home looks beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Becca said...

I wish I could climb through the computer and enjoy your beautiful view in person right now! And, no, I'm NOT done ... not one present wrapped ... need to shop away today I'm envious of your organization! Merry Christmas!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your room looks so beautiful and cozy...enjoy time for yourself and spending the holidays with your family! Merry Christmas!

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