Thursday, December 10, 2009

Howling Storm.....

This is how I feel today. The storm is sort of over.... and hot water has been restored to the bathroom. The wind and snow and ice blew through here like we are a tunnel for the wind........ blew down a lot of my lights and my sign outside. I would go and deal with the broken lights, but the 17 degree temp has discouraged me. Oscar (aka Spawn of Satan) expresses his displeasure when I leave him inside.
Oddly enough, the holiday stork remains standing and was supposed to be on my last post with the news of the new little boy in our campground. The wind does hinky things to the Sprint tower down the road. I can get online and read....just can't post. Some comments would post, others wouldn't.

Many years ago I bought this tablecloth with a stamped cross stitch pattern on it. I thought I would do it one winter, but my mother-in-law took over the project for me and finished it. I bought this table last year in a thrift store and now have a table long enough for my table cloth.



All ready for company, am I!

Mr. Snowman seems a little frustrated with trying to put lights on his tree...... I know how he feels!


These guys are a little too happy.... they must have been testing the Christmas spirits!
More snowmen are hanging out by the tree on the registration desk.... and look in the background on the cabinet by the coke sign. There sits my snowman of long, long legs.
I went into the city here close to home, the city with the flashing light at the four way stop. There is a small grocery that has all the basics for my cookie making venture and I did not want to get on the interstate and drive 23 miles to WalMart. There is an Alco store, too, so I ventured in to purchase some cookie tins and some replacement bulbs for my disgraced outdoor display. They had no bulbs and almost no lights left! No cookie tins to be found! I usually buy these items after Christmas for the following year! it will be interesting to see what will be on sale after the holiday! I will now be forced to travel far and wide..... or come up with something clever to hold those cookies. Any ideas would be most appreciated!







15 comments:

ellen abbott said...

No collection of wicker baskets? You'd have to put the cookies in plastic bags though, I guess. Or how about all those cheap glass vases flower arrangements come in. Maybe you could fill them with cookies and figure out a way to cover the top...maybe with wax paper and some bright fabric and a ribbon?

Lots of snowmen. Do they make the house cold?

Brian Miller said...

lots and lots of snowmen! glad you made it through the storm as well...and great job on the table cloth...very festive. i got no clue on the tins...

Alix said...

Well blow me down! I love all your Christmas finery, Kathy. And don't be discouraged by the lack of cookie tins. How about rustic paper bags with construction paper snowflake cutouts or stencils tied together with raffia ribbon? Pretty and cheap.

Kathy G said...

You're not the first person I've heard talk about stores running out of Christmas things. I know the stores had cut back on inventory this year, but STILL...!

Nancy said...

Your table and table cloth are so pretty.

We have found a very minimum of most things in the stores. I think they have kept their stock to a minimum this year.

Cookies are always nice no matter what they are in. Plates with colored saran wrap was the way we usually presented them. Pretty bows, or ornaments made them festive.

Janean said...

the snowmen make everyone happy! your cross stitch table cloth is lovely.

lifein3dee said...

So festive. :) I'm sure your guests appreciate the effort that goes into decorating for the holidays. Especially the kidlets.

Sandi McBride said...

Get the kids in the park (I hope there are some!) to decorate plain old gift boxes with glue and tinsil and pretty paper...instant cookie tins!!!
hugs
Sandi

squawmama said...

Kathy everything looks so festive and warm... Although I know it's NOT warm... ☺☺☺ So glad you survived the storm! Have fun & Travel Safe...
Donna

Pat said...

You have such cute Christmas decorations! I love snowmen! That tablecloth is so pretty.

Masala Chica said...

Walgreen's and Target always has some tins or some nice christmas bags that you can put colored wax paper in for the cookies.

Nice to meet you Kathy - am now a follower!
Kiran

Jo said...

I love the cross-stitch Christmas tree. It's wonnnnnnderful...!

That was some storm! It was even the headline news up here in Vancouver. I'm glad you made it through okay. Now you will have a white Christmas. :-)

Cheers,
Jo

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

Your decoration are adorable. I'm surprised the stork remained standing. I know the weather was horrid out your way. My sister sent me pictures of the snow they got in KC. We were fortunate and "only" got a little bit of ice.

I love, love, love your tablecloth.

On the tins... can't help you there unless you go to wally-world and get the plastic Christmas tubs to put your cookies in.

The Good Cook said...

That cross stitch is beautiful. My mother always did cross stitch - so it reminds me of her.

Cookies - what to put them in? I have used gift boxes, bread baskets, paper bags with snowflake stencils, wine bottle bags, get creative! Instead of a bow how about use a cookie cutter?

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