It’s raining, it’s pouring . . .
It’s been a week filled with birthday celebrations, romantic hot cocoa, tinsel tree trimming and so much more.
My attempt at pretty cupcakes turned into easy frosting and sugar sprinkle creations.
What birthday celebration is complete without chocolate! Chocolate ganache cupcakes with a chocolate cheesecake in the center.
We finished trimming our tree last night. We purchased a Monterey pine this year. One of our local Christmas tree farms had an amazing sale on these pretty trees and a $5.00 off coupon. After we got the tree set up in our kitchen we started layering and eventually tossing on the tinsel. Wonderful memories from my childhood flooded my heart. When I was searching for vintage tinsel I kept coming across articles titled, Do You Love Tinsel or Hate it? I can tell you this year I’m definitely a Love it person!!
I purchased non-leaded vintage tinsel to keep us safe. The boxes were marked Woolworth’s. Do any of you remember this department store? When I was a little girl my mother would take me to Woolworth’s for lunch. Our local store had the best grilled cheese sandwiches and malted milks in the world.
This is what happened to the left-over branches trimmed from our tree.
I tied them with some summer dried blooms and grasses to our kitchen chandelier.
I’ll be back soon to share some photos from one of my favorite stores.