Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blessings too numerous to count

What a wonderful Christmas! I feel very blessed to have a such a wonderful family, and amazing in-laws. There were so many highlights of the day that it's hard to single them out, but by far and away, the best feeling in the world is when the people you love know you so well that they can give you gifts that are so thoughtful and insightful that they almost transcend even being objects. They are treasures! It's the best feeling in the world to be able to hold something in your hands that is amazing and awesome just exactly for what it is, but what you really feel is their heart & their love for you.

And I can't even express how wonderful it truly is to have not just one loving, amazing family, but to have 2 of them. I am one fantastically blessed and lucky girl!

Hope this holiday found everyone well! Healthy, happy, safe and loved. Onward and upward to a bright New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas to me!

Christmas came early this year! Ever since I started collecting Pyrex dinnerware, I've been dying to get the other colors and make a mix-and-match set. So, my dear husband, ordered me a place setting in both the lime green and turquoise.

And like a little girl playing tea party, I spent the better part of two hours trying out all the various possible color combinations and taking pictures of them.

Watermelon-y. Yum.

He also bought me a lovely turquoise blue square chip and dip set. It's gorgeous. Every time I look at it, I almost cannot believe that it dates to the late 1950's. It's in wonderful shape, but like a lot of these sets, it's missing the brass holder that would hold the ramekin bowl above the larger bowl. (Shown here with yellow ramekins from the same era)

I want a china cabinet, so that I can look at these guys all time. So cheerful, and exactly what I wanted for Christmas!