Hello friends. Yesterday it started snowing in Seattle! Just what I needed to get into the winter holiday spirit!
Wonderful & generous designer/blogger extraordinaire Linda Merrill with the Surroundings is clearly ahead of me when it comes to creative ideas & winter holiday inspiration. She invited some of her design and blog friends to share their personal tips and ideas. I was one of them and I am truly honored to be part of a group with so many creative minds. Linda put it all together beautifully in her E-magazine Holiday Issue. Make sure to read the tips here.
In my post for the magazine I mentioned a tradition we have every year at my own house. Right before Christmas I open up the doors to my old Swedish 18th c. secretaire, decorate it nicely and fill it with tons of treats. Let me tell you, there is constant commotion in that part of the house! And the kids have named the cabinet the “Candy Store”.
When will the candy store open for real? That was a burning question at my house last week when I started to decorate for Linda’s article and then abruptly closed the doors to every one’s disappointment!
More sweet homemade treats and real fir wreaths will be added to the cabinet before the doors will officially open!
Store hours: Come back the week after Thanksgiving. Open between 2 pm and 10 pm. Self serving. But leave room for dinner. (A thick red tape will adorn the doors after hours).
Happy new week to you all!