Wednesday, December 2, 2015

You know its Christmas = Decorating, Cookie Exchanges and Gathering with Friends

My dear friend Christine is having her yearly cookie exchange this week!!  I always look forward to this gathering of ladies.  Christine's country style home is decorated up nice and cozy and of course we all get to take home 6 dozen cookies/squares!!

I will be taking my Motz brownie.  I have shared it on the blog before, but it is my go to for all things chocolate.  Today I am in the mess of getting the house decorated for the holidays and poppin a brownie or two in the oven in between placing this here and that there!

Here is a start to my Christmas 2015.



Topped off with a mini peanut butter cup...
Chocolate and Peanut Butter what could be better!


Keepin it simple this year.
I pinned these bottle candle holders last year
Found the bottles on sales at Michaels

A new favorite thing!


I couldn't find a small wreath to put on the cutting board..
so I just used a small grapevine wreath, the glue gun and some
pine sprigs that I also bought at Michaels.  I think they look 
very real and finish the range hood.



The kitchen really is the heart of the home.



These dried apple hearts with little cinnamon hearts in the middle
are one of my favorite things from one of our artisans we had while
operating That Country Place gift store. I am surprised they have 
lasted so well.  A little {Scandinavian} touch...





Thanks for stoppin by the country.

Happy baking if you are preparing those special treats !

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10 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Enjoy your cookie swapping! xx

Gina said...

Simple but beautiful touches to the kitchen, Dawna. I love the candle bottles & the wreath on the cutting board is a nice compliment to the whole display. Happy baking!

Meggie said...

I always appreciate the simple beauty in your decorating...I did a little cookie baking the day after Thanksgiving...Christmas is coming !

Lorrie said...

I love those simple touches. Greenery adds so much life to a room. Enjoy the baking!

Patty Sumner said...

I love your simple country kitchen. It is so hard to bake and keep things tidy but you sure did it girl! I know your cookie exchange went wonderful cause those brownies look great! I am following along with you.. looking forward to more country décor and cooking.. come on over for a visit and follow along with me.. Blessings!

Pat Cantwell said...

Dawna,
I adore the simplistic Christmas decor of your Kitchen, dear one!!!
"Mr. Ed" and I will be baking "cookies" for a cookie exchange party later in the week!!! Hm~m~m. . .yours look divinely delicious!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I haven't participated in a cookie swap in a long time...miss it! Love your simple Christmas decor...perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the candles in the bottles! They look sweet.

Carol said...

Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting! I love those bottle candle holders....my mind is spinning!

Julie Nichols said...

I love your simple way of decorating your kitchen and I am loving the bottles so simple & so pretty!!

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