Thursday, December 17, 2009

Every thyme I think my to do list is getting shorter.............another item is added to it

I'm feeling rather BAH - Humbug today
I'll spare you all the details of how
what can go wrong will go wrong
but
yesterday was just one of those days......


Remember all the baking I did this weekend for gifts?


I put cookies in this beautiful tree jar


and 
wrapped them with a beautiful bow
for my aunt and uncle
well
My Mom and I set on on a bitter cold day
to deliver gifts
I had put the cookie jar in a box
just for travel
we made several stops including lunch
we got back in the car
and as I turned the car on I heard 2 very loud
POPS
My Mom and I looked at each other and said
"whats that?"
then we heard
SHATTERING GLASS
THE COOKIE JAR COMPLETELY SHATTERED

I don't know if it was the cold or what
I just wanted to cry
sooooooooo
I owe my aunt & uncle
more cookies after
Christmas

I came home to my kitchen counter looking like this


remember the
SANTA
hats I made for the backs of my chairs?



I was able to put the greens I wanted in them


it remains to be seen if I get to do the little gifts for each guest I had wanted to do...



I LOVE how they look


this is a beautiful arrangement that
Nancy
at
made for me



Nancy also did the brush trees on my table by the window


the Buyers Choice
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
were my mother- in -laws
I found them in a box at her house
she had never even opened the box and used them


also on the table with
Mr. and Mrs. Claus
of course
are the reinder
waiting for
the
BIG NIGHT
the
BEAUTIFUL
POINTSETTA
you also see on the table
my dear husband brought home!!!


and so..........
after what seemed like a day
of
what can go wrong
ALL IS CALM
AND
ALL IS BRIGHT
HERE

Hugs,
Lynn


11 comments:

  1. Oh what a shame that your jar of cookies exploded! It must have been the cold, I guess -- don't know what else could have caused it to happen.

    But your home is looking lovely, decorated, and serene for Christmas, so I think you've got things well under control!
    Cass

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  2. It is shame about the cookies, you didn't put them in still hot did you?
    That might have caused it to expand a bit and with cold, kablooey.

    Love your decorations and the chair hats is very clever.

    Debbie

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  3. Oh, Lynn .... this cold snap has been brutal! I'm so sorry your beautifully wrapped cookies got the worst of it yesterday.

    On a cheerier note, your home is looking lovely, warm, and welcoming for Christmastime.

    All the best as you ready the final "magical" touches, whatever they may be...

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  4. No they weren't hot......Debbie as I had made them over the weekend and they have to cool to frost them....just one of those days I guess...

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  5. Your home looks so beautiful and festive, and your cookies look YUMMY!!!!!!

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  6. Oh no! :(

    You have such a great eye for color and proportion...a rather geeky compliment I'll admit, but from the heart. =)

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  7. Oh, what a shame, I know that thinner
    glass can't take extreme temps, but who
    would have thought of that when out delivering?
    Your home is beautiful and I really love
    the reindeer with the fence around them,
    how cute! Those trees are beautiful...
    Merry Christmas!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

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  8. Oh I would have cried right then and there!!

    I LOVE what you did on the back of the chairs - just adorable and the rest of your decor is wonderful!!

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  9. Your home is just FABULOUS!! I love the brush trees along with the Clauses.
    So sorry about the cookies....a similiar thing happened to me a few years. I use only decorative tins now.

    Merry christmas!

    Hugs,
    Shari

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  10. Sorry to hear about the pretty cookie jars :( Your home looks lovely, and your Santa hats turned out nice. Have a Happy Holiday Season Blessings, Leah.

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  11. Lynn, that Christmas tree jar was soooooo cute, not to mention all the work you put in making the cookies. I'm glad your day calmed down and turned out as it should. Where can I start...the hats on the chairs are genius, so cute. I was rolling when I saw the reindeer - behind the fence, so they couldn't wander all over your table....love it

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Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

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