Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A Snowy Christmas 2017

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas,
with Happiness
Laughter, Peace and Love.


A lot of snow has fallen
over Christmas here in Quebec.





 The streets waiting to be plowed,
here in Longueuil, Quebec.

 The backyard



 Pinot made a new friend.
They love playing in the snow.


A Squirrel's Nest


A walk in woods

Cross Country Skiing Trails

The ash trees below, will all be cut down because of 
Emerald Ash Borer disease.

A green beetle native to Asia is
 highly destructive to the ash tree.

The disease was detected here in 2012.
The beautiful parks in this region mostly 
consist of ash trees. 
It's a sad situation to see these 
trees go.  

The beetle attacks the bark of the tree.
The red paint on the trunks indicates the tree is dead.

Pretty Christmas Trees
at my daughter's Suzanne.


Mathieu and Sabrina 

Suzanne, Sabrina and Mathieu
and Pinot.

Sabrina found the "Pickle" this year.
For more on the 
Christmas Pickle Tradition,
click here.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A December Tea

December is coming to an end,
Also another year, 2017 is ending,
and Christmas is just around the corner.

I'm having a tea, 
sharing December tea cups.


A poinsettia tree behind

 Three December china cup and saucers
I am serving:
 Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies,
Coconut Snowballs and
Caramel Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Candy Bark.
The recipes below....








 Sadler teapot

A Sadler Jar



A vintage poinsettia tablecloth





For each recipe at Thel's Kitchen, click on the name:

To see more of my poinsettia tree, click here.

Thanks for your visit xo

Merry Christmas ,
Wishing you Joy,
Health and Peace !



Friday, December 15, 2017

A Christmas Tree In Shades of Turquoise

I am sharing my sister Annie's
Christmas tree.
A flocked tree she purchased
at a liquidation sale
after Christmas last year.
She collected turquoise ornaments
over the past year to decorate this
beautiful pre-lit tree.



Annie and Judy in an ornament.
We lost our youngest sister Judy
last year to cancer.
She is missed, especially 
at Christmas time.
~Some closeups~

~Joy~


~Vintage Putz cardboard houses~










~Teddy bears beneath the tree~


The turquoise bear, Annie built
at "Build A Bear Workshop"
yrs. ago, while with her
 grandkids in Ontario.

~Hope~

~Later in the darkness~





~Magical~

 This pre-lit tree has 2 sizes of lit bulbs.
Large round baubles and the ordinary lights.


In the blue hour



From outside 






Wishing you a Blessed Holiday Season,
filled with hope, health, joy, love and peace....

Thanks for your visit xo