Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Gift

One of my All Time Favorite gifts was this issue of "The Night Before Christmas" illustrated by Howard Finster, given to me by my beloved husband. Of course, the list of favorite gifts from many is too long to publish, but it is so fine to reflect back to gifts like this that keep on giving. The first Christmas we spent together, he gave me recordings of all the musical acts that we had seen together the previous year. It was truly one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. He has brought much music to my life over these years.

God Bless Us Every One.
Wishing you Comfort and Joy.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa's Workshop

The elves are busy here at Claude's Cove, stitching and painting, cooking and concocting, spinning tunes to share with the hosts of the most festive occasions of the season.

We are so glad that we can be creative on a shoestring to share our love and thanks to the friends and family that mean so much to us. We're calling it a Homade Christmas this year. We're looking forward to visits from loved ones from afar and lots of good food and memories to share with all.

Making the list for the Christmas Eve dinner and wrapping up little things to send down the road for Christmas Day.

Rocco has settled in for his long winter's cat nap...and visions of sugarplums dance around his head.

Merry Christmas to All!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Holiday Lights - II


The photo tour

As in any year past, it is always the coldest night of the year when we schedule this extravaganza. Even if we went all the twelve days of Christmas, each and every one would be the coldest night of the year. It adds to the ambience. There is a massive bondfire to back up to and get toasty. Then there's the tour to keep you after tiny house, filled with eclectic collections of toys, yard decor and ephemera. It is a wonderland that tops almost any that I have ever seen.

We had a delightful evening with the Munsons and friends, touring the Tiny, eating chili and watching football. Not to mention catching up with good friends.

I love the holidays, for all those reasons.

Stay tuned, more to come.

Happy December!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a posse of Barbies, decked in rodeo gear!

Holiday Lights

Claude's Barn

Illuminated by Clara

What a beautiful sight right in our own backyard.

The lights and illuminations definitely make the season.