Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ok....Does it count as Christmas…

If one were to plunk some candy canes hand made

in an old pitcher

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add a few balls and sprigs

...and call it a day?

Not so much... you say?

oh.

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Ok…a little wee Santa too?

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Maybe add a teensy wreath...

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Or two?

Now...can it count as Christmas?

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Not enough yet?

Ok.

How about I take said handmade candy canes…

and offer you this

christmas

Aha!

Thought so.

Imbibe.

It’s The Holiday season.

right?

62 comments:

Maria Killam said...

Linda, your post is very similar to mine :) I love it!! Your images are way better though!!

somepinkflowers said...

wowowow!
you had me at
candy canes
----->HAND MADE.

:-)


{{ dear santa,
pleeeeeze sent me
a toasty Red Toaster }}

Cote de Texas said...

sure looks like Christmas to moi!
J

Deborah said...

Oh so sorry, once again, I gulped BOTH drinks down. What are those devine looking creations? I adore your decorating. Handmade candy canes??? Impressive stuff there.
**blows merry kisses** Deb

Cote de Texas said...

wait - hand made candy canes????? seriously????

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Pink Fowers...Not ME .....handmade...but SOMEONE hand made (so it says on the tag)

Maria...YOURS is way better!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oy....Now I have started rumours.

kj said...

ah, what a refreshing visit here i'm having.

reminds me of this quote:

the little things?
they aren't little.

you create sacred space here, ms. lime in the coconut.

okay, now that i've acknowledged the reverence, i'm lapping down the candy cane and on to the drinks.

:)

Ivy Lane said...

That's Christmas alright!

becky at abbeystyle said...

OK, I'm in the mood now...got off on your candy canes amidst those beauteous white vessels accented by fun black motifs...and I'll have one of those red things to drink, please, ma'am. :)

posted your kitchen story today!!! Now I can celebrate by getting ready for Christmas guests arriving on Friday...in the nick of time, I am!

becky at abbeystyle said...

P. S. Nice camera work!

Viera said...

Looks like perfect Christmas to me.
X
V

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That would be wonderful! And did you say, hand made candy canes? oh my! I love simple elegant decorations!

Stephanie said...

Candy Cane martini? Oh yeah...tis the season!!

My daughter is hosting her office Christmas party here tonight...it looks soooo festive with Hannukah candles and Christmas lights galore...bring it on!

simpledaisy said...

Love those cocktails!! They look fabulous:)

Lavender and Lilies said...

So cute and simple. How do you make handmade candy canes? I never even thought of tackling that project.

Renae said...

pppph yummy...I'll be right over!
xx

MissBliss said...

The candy canes in a pitcher and a drink would be perfect for me!

Very cute decorations!

MissBliss said...

oh, and your clock and toaster are adorable, too!

J - Pacha Mama said...

Save me a candycane martini. I'm coming over!

Anonymous said...

thanks for your share..................................................

Black Zebra said...

It definitely counts now Linda! Those drinks are calling me....

Melissa said...

Given my lack of decorating around here, I'm happy to say that one tiny Santa Claus and some festive alkeehaulic drinks are all I need to consider the place decorated and ready for St. Nick!

Linda Lou said...

Great shot of your lovely decorations -love all the WHITE!! But whta really got me was that yummy red cocktail!! Had one of those the other night, great, but then had two red wines after that, NOT SO GREAT!!!

My Castle in Spain said...

ah...it's much too sweet and cute!
and top of that..they're handmade..wonderful!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Very cute!! Really handmade candy? What??

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It all counts,Linda! Plus...anytime I get a glimpse of your fantabulous kitchen is a good day!

To answer your ? at the Back Porch...right now, my fave is the hearth room, kitchen and breakfast room combined. We are really enjoying this part of our home this year!

anita said...

ok...seariously, i'm coming over for one of those drinks..

i have 3 gkiddos underfoot for 3 weeks, could you make mine a double?

red ticking said...

very cute post... i wish you a merry christmas.. x pam

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm hoping in my car NOW... have those beverages ready when I get there!!!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Love it! I was loving all your decorations, and then when I saw the martini I broke into a big grin :)

Handmade candycanes? Wow. Do you ever make it over this way, Linda? We should get together for coffee. Or handmade candycanes.

Visual Vamp said...

Mmmmmmmmm! Sip. Slurp.
That's some good Christmas cheer. Yum!
Do me a favor darling, please leave a comment on my blog today for charity - You comment and I donate. Thanks!
xo xo

Kristin Lea said...

i love it!!!

Renee Finberg said...

you have out done yourself!
just beautiful.

and yummy too!!!

xx

Karen Deborah said...

yes darling what are we drinking? make mine a double; thought you'd neva ask.

Cobalt Violet said...

Yes please!!!
Suppose it's more minty or like a "red hot"?

Love anything red, really!
Happy Holidays!!

Porchlight Interiors said...

These look so cute and festive...what a great idea! Tracey xx

NYCLQ said...

hey Linda in FL! I'm Lynda (a mis-placed northerner) in South FL too! Val referred me to your blog, and I'm glad she did! I enJOYed it!
LoVeLy Holiday Display...

I'm a newbie to blogging:you're invited to: http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com/

as you said, "Tropical Tidings!"
:D Lynda

cityfarmer said...
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cityfarmer said...

oui ... oui ... oui

Joyce said...

Now it is beginning to feel like Christmas!! xo

Maya said...

I love that your surprised me with that drink!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh that TOTALLY counts! Especially since I "plunked," too, this weekend! You've done a lot...I plunked candy canes and balls and called it a day. Your display looks great!! (and I am so relieved to read comments to see that you did not make the candy canes...or I would have been totally jealous/envious, lol! ;-)

erin said...

oh...it WAS enough with all the white walls and bowls with touches of holiday colors, but when you offered the drinks...oh yea baby.......love it!

Vix said...

You had me at "candy canes."

But I kept reading along, because I knew you'd probably sneak in even more design. And generate a few laughs.

Everything is just darling, and now I'm on record as calling something darling. Damn you and your adorable vignettes, Ms L!

sinnlighet said...

What a wonderful mix of images!!!

I hope your Christmas will be relaxed and beautiful!

Tomorrow, before I travel to India, I will start up a contest on my blog, welcome!

Peace and Love

Agneta from Sweden.... of course o;)

Lissa said...

could that be any cuter???

La Petite Gallery said...

Hello Miss COCONUT ,

I have never seen a home made candy cane. Ihink I'll start making my buttered Toffee. That's
and easy one. Pour it on the sheet and set it outside to cool.

Merry Christmas,
yvonne

Oliveaux said...

Looks beautiful to me! Ax

Lauren said...

hahaha Love this Linda!!! that drink looks like perfection!! What beautiful reds!!

xoxoxo,
lauren

kanishk said...

I love it!! Your images are way better though!!

Work from home India

Seagrass Interiors said...

Linda! Fun blog! I have actually read your blog far before starting one of my own! Thank you for your sweet comment! And happy blogging!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, I love your shelves, those are so pretty & festive. I love simple for Christmas too, although I hardly ever do it. Yours are lovely!

Jane said...

Hi Linda!
Love your post today! So bright and cheerful...just like our FL Christmases. Hand made candy canes...Yum!

Jane (artfully graced)

Daisy Cottage said...

Of course it counts!!
It must - it is all so beautiful...
Gorgeous images Linda!!!! I love your home and your style!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!


Love,
Kim

Life is good! said...

handmade candy canes? do tell and with photos i would love to see! merry christmas!

KayEllen said...

Oh my~~~ so nice to meet you!!
Such a pretty post:)

Merry Christmas to you!!

warm hugs from southern Cali:)

Kay Ellen

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Beauty and imagination....that's what your post always have in them...love it! Would you mind sharing what kind of camera you use? Your images are so bright but they never look like you use fill light.
Merry Christmas Linda!

Karena said...

Linda, beautiful, you are in the spirit and ready with Holiday Cheer! I have a new holiday greeting up!

Love Where You Live said...

Did I read correctly -- hand made candy canes?! Seriously? Really? Wow. I think that's Christmas in of itself. (The last image looks so tasty -- and pretty, natch.) merry, merry! -s

Rhonda Roo said...

Silly Linda, Christmas isnt decor or trimmings or lights or Santas...Christmas is a feeling of good cheer and warmth, spreading through your belly. Er. Heart. I meant heart.

...do we get seconds if we're on the naughty list?
XOXOXOXOOXOX

Dallas Shaw said...

gorgeous
dallas
http://dillydalas.blogspot.com

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