Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Christmas is now just two days away and I’m feeling very much in the holiday spirit. I think a large part of that is due to all these Holiday posts I keep seeing on my favorite blogs…between Michiko’s Things of Beauty Happy Christmas post, The Asherette and her snowy puppies, Certain Creatures and her incredible Holiday Light displays, Mothersvea and her yummy cookies, My Castle in Spain and her unique olive branch chandelier, Spoonful of Mint with her dollhouse all decked out for the holidays and Celebrating my Home with her tasteful decorating ideas… I couldn’t help but get swept up this year.
So before I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years I thought I’d share some of my week in photos, beginning with the cookies my sister Anna and I made over the weekend (Well, actually more Anna than me. I sort of just assist, try to learn and do a lot of the taste testing). This was our first year making sugar cookies and we had quite a time trying to decorate them. It always looks so easy when Martha Stewart does it?
I love Peruvian Nativity Art, I bought this one at a local Church gift shop last year but you can probably buy them online from TenThousandVillages.com. They work with over 130 artisan groups in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring fair trade jewelry, home décor and gifts. It’s possible that they’re out of stock now, but I’ve seen them there in the past.
While out shopping for the perfect gifts I found these adorable Japanese Beckoning Cats (‘Maneki Neko’). I’ve wanted one for some time now but when I saw all of these I couldn’t decide on which one to get, so I ended up not buying any, I had to think it over. Maybe you can help me decide by telling me which one you like the most?
Accordig to Wikipedia, these little cats are supposed to bring luck and are traditionally kept near the entrances of shops, the raised right paw is to attract money and the raised left paw is to attract customers. George raises them only when he wants to see what I’m eating and when I’m not being quick enough with his fancy feast.
…not sure what this one signifies, but George does this on the couch a lot.
So now I’m off to help in the making of the Tamales (it’s what we traditionally eat on Christmas eve).
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!xxoo
...what’s Christmas without the Chipmunks? :)