|Peanut Brittle cooking ...|
|... and cooling.|
The Lace Cookies were a total flop. They ended up in the garbage. No pictures. Pffft.
A little more Christmas decorating was completed. There is still a bit more to be done before Friday ...
|Fresh holly added to the cupboard above the sink,|
since a lot of time is spent staring at this shelf while doing dishes ....
The piano was decorated with a bell garland and gold paper snowflakes. The vintage sheet music has a nice Christmas feel and will be displayed on the piano until the snow melts - unless the youngest comes home; then it's replaced by Stairway to Heaven. Below is a closeup, in case you'd like to make a copy - it is quite pretty.
|Not used for much except another place to display things these days ...|
|Closeup of Sheet Music|
The only decorating done on the second floor was the addition of some fresh juniper branches to the upstairs hall table. The wall colours down the hallway are green and burgundy, so it really doesn't require much effort to make it look Christmas-ey. The insomniac is a bit lazy when it comes to Christmas decorating, really ...
|Greenery and deceased birds - Ho Ho Ho ...|
A closeup of the Victorian Christmas postcard shown above, in case you'd like to make your own card for family and friends - because nothing says Season's Greetings like a dead bird. An early Christmas present from the insomniac to you ...
|Dead Bird = All the Pleasures of the Season?|
It's a mystery.
On Monday, there was a beautiful hoar frost coating everything on the veranda. This is how the black wreath in the bird bath looked on Monday evening.
|Thank you, Mother Nature ... it's beautiful.|
Franny's Gothidays 2012 continues until December 8th and the insomniac, for one, would like to say, “Franny, this was the best idea ever! It's been so enjoyable reading about everyone's holiday rituals. Please promise to do it again next year!”
Until next time, the insomniac wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Goodnight, my pretties.