Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Real Christmas Miracle from 1949....

Susan's dear friend, Lib English, wrote down this Christmas Miracle that happened on her Christmas of 1949 and Susan reads it to our studio group at our Christmas gathering!

Merry Christmas ALL!!

Winget Art Christmas Party!

Yesterday was our annual Winget Art Studio Christmas Party! As always, we had a wonderful time celebrating another joyous year together. We started with a delicious spread breakfast treats at the studio and then moved the party to the farm!My daughter Erin is home for Christmas!
Mary Beth's necklace of tinsel and lights!
Why does everyone look so shocked?!?

Erin Made Bread!!

Christmas Lasagna :)

Kendall came too!Hangin' around the Christmas Tree...
Every year I give everyone Vaillancourt Santa figurines - they are made from old chocolate molds!

The whole crew together!

Deck The Halls, Y'all!

I thought I would share some photos of our home decorated for Christmas. I have so many special treasures I have collected over the years and they each carry special memories of loved ones and holidays past. This year I also made a planter for our front porch using the bottom of our Christmas Tree and some of the vine decor from my neice's wedding last month. Of course I also have the table set with "A Christmas Story" china by Portmeirion- each piece has a different verse from the cherished "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem by Clement C. Moore.
Enjoy the photos and have a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We're Dreaming of White Christmas...

Our friend Linda sent us the most beautiful pictures of her home in Tennessee. They have so much snow! We were hoping for snow in Charlotte last week - but only had a handful of snowflakes. But, we're still dreaming of a white Christmas... if only in our dreams!!
The picture also shows one of our holiday flags made by Magnet Works!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Shortbread!

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Christmas cookies!? I always say that if I had to choose one food to live on for the rest of my life, I would have to choose shortbread… Here is my recipe – Enjoy!

Cream 1 cup of butter by gradually adding 1/2 cup of sugar.
Cream until light & fluffy.
Stir in 2 1/2 cups of sifted all-purpose flour.
Chill several hours.
On a floured surface, roll 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
Cut with 1 3/4 inch round cutter.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 300 about 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, remove.
This makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.