Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mixin' it Up

Taking down the Christmas decorations has always been a sad event in my book.  I just hate the lack of color.  After seeing the tree, twinkling lights, beautiful vignettes of colorful treasures for six weeks, now it's gone and empty looking.  Some people I know can hardly wait to de-clutter.  I'm trying  to 're-clutter" with some of the goodies that have been tucked away.  The Pyrex Friendship Cinderella bowls made an appearance in the kitchen again.

Nothing beats an apron hung over the pantry door to revive a happy memory.  My Mom only wore dresses on Sunday for church.  The rest of the week she worked in the beauty shop doing shampoo and sets.  We'd get home after services and her apron went on and the roast would come out of the oven and be served with mashed potatoes and gravy and dinner rolls and  some kind of Jello salad.  EVERY SUNDAY...
Our meals always ended with dessert; amazing treats like Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Bread Pudding, Apple Pie and Angel Food cake were regulars in Mom's repertoire.  My children will have no such memories; cookies were always on hand but the fancy high calorie desserts, not very often.

There are still Gingerbread Boys left from all the baking during December,  and some Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.  Working full time may ensure that such baked goodies won't be found too often.  Great news for my waist line, as I have confessed before, I have NO will power.  Baking or crafting time?  I choose low calorie crafts!


  1. Happy Saturday! Love the apron and the sweet memories of Sunday dinners. Removing Christmas decorations always makes me sad too. Josie and I are decorating a Chinese New Year tree before we head to Chinese school.

  2. I agree...I always miss the extras that are out and about during the holidays! I don't have too my Valentine decorations but a few and they are coming out this weekend....low cal crafting???? The best!!! I'm loving your apron!!

    Happy Saturday!


  3. Yes it always is sad to take down Christmas, and always looks so bare after seeing it there for over a month. But I've filled in a few bare spots with some Valentines decor and soon enough will be getting a few spring things out in a month or two! Pretty pyrex dishes you brought back out! Those should put a smile on your face!! :) Happy crafting, hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo Holly

  4. I miss my Christmas things, too!! Such a sweet apron and Pyrex bowls!! Love hearing your Sunday memories!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

  5. Hello Friend!
    Drove past your house the other day, then proceeded to get lost out in the country for an hour! LOL
    Your bright and cheery Pyrex bowls look so pretty! Seems like you knew just what to replace the x-mas with!
    I'm heading to the kitchen to make some scones...going to see if I can replace some of the sugar/fat, and make them a bit healthier. Wish me luck! haha
    Will talk to you soon,
    Erica :)
    p.s niece/nephew #3 is on the way!

  6. I love the floral canisters and the apron. I don't know why, but I never really collected glass bowls, and they are so colorful. I have one jadeite and the rest are ceramic or stoneware. I love the old booklets too.

  7. It's never as colorful and nice as when the Christmas decorations are up! It always looks so different when they're put away, it really is a sad day..

    Nice Friendship set!!

  8. Still slowly putting away Christmas things here - we don't put ours up that early so I like to enjoy them a while. Wonderful memories of Sunday dinners! We always had chicken, but still with mashed potatoes and gravy - and dessert!
    I need to try that low-calorie crafting now instead of "finishing" all the Christmas goodies!!!

  9. I have the same memories of Sunday dinners. Mother always made extra-special meals on the Sunday afternoon. Love the apron!

  10. Isn't it wonderful that Valentines is a "re" holiday...I couldn't get through winter without those pops of color. I love all your vintage goodies and how colorful they are. I want to go back in time and have Sunday Dinner with your mother murdered pot! But bless her heart...she tried! She did make a killer jello concoction with cool whip, cottage cheese and pineapple. I could eat that all day long!

  11. I cannot spell today. Valentines is a RED holiday!

  12. I think the house looks "blah" after the Christmas decorations are taken down too! I've been kinda blah as well. Just can't seem to get my crafting mogo going.

    I love those floral cannisters!



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  14. Good day...may little bluebirds fly your way!
    Just popping in for a peek at what you are up to. My favorite...the Cinderella Friendship Bowls!
    Love it! Happy week ahead!
    Once Upon a Fairyland

  15. My husband has wonderful memories of those Sunday roast dinners, too! Love all of your memories and fun vintage goodies...

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