Sunday, December 13, 2009

night blogging

Phew. This was a busy weekend. What better way to relax tonight than write a blog post while sipping some hot mint tea.

Bob's makes my favorite candy canes. They are always pretty and yummy and are tops for making peppermint bark. Here are a bunch in a pot meant for a plant. (I use these little pots all over my home for almost everything but plants!) I love how red looks when paired with pale blue.

I love how our Christmas tree looks at night. Sure it's a tight fit but all the more cozy!

Here is my oldest lighting the Chanukah candles. We celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah. My youngest wants us to celebrate Kwanzaa this year, too.

I took part in this fun swap hosted by Sarah at My So Called Junky Life. I was partnered with the superawesome M and am excited to show you what the beglittered one sent to me. I will save writing that post for when I am more awake.

Sweet dreams



Stephenie said...

Looooove your pretty pink cottage.. It's just to cute.. Your tree also looks really pretty.
OMG!!! I just wanted to tell you, I loooooooove those sweet little boxes in your last post..Just to cute..
Your little guy is a cutie..
Hope all is well..

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello My Darling Elyse!

Your Christmas tree looks so sweet, warm and cozy! I love your cute son lighting the candles. I love Jewish traditions! Strong, faithful and great family bonds.

Sweetheart, I just went to mailbox late last night and found a loving package from my favorite blogger and friend. My heart is touched by your kindness! I love my darling little clothes~pin girl and postcard!!!! I love everything you make! It brings warmth to my soul and a smile on my face! Thank you...

I love you!

LaurieStar said...

I love that you celebrate all the holidays. How wonderful! We may start doing it too, - my daughter is very interested! said...

What a pretty way to end the weekend.

sarah said...

it looks very very cosy, and I'd love to come sit on that very comfy sofa with a drink!

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Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Sweetie~ That's quite a tree! I'm up late cleaning, yuck! Much more fun to bloghop. Cant wait to hear about your boutique.

Hearts Turned said...

I love it all, Elyse--especially the crowded-in tree! I love turning off all the lights in my house and just walk from room to room looking at all my Christmasy areas lit up...what joy!

Now I need to go get myself some hot chocolate since you suggested it! Just starting me "night blogging" now, too--already did my post earlier...time to visit!

Hope you're having a lovely, cozy night!

Anonymous said...

I love Bobs candy canes too. I have tried the rest and yuck they are all awful. We can only find Bobs at one drugstore in our area. We always buy about 10 boxes of them.

I too am up late and sipping some chamomile tea. It has been a rainy damp day here.

Your tree looks great.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Elyse.. love your xmas tree.. look so pretty in the living room.. thanks for sharing..

have a good week

North West London Girl said...

Delighted to have found your beautiful and calming blog. Your tree looks perfect, cosy is so much better at this time of year. Happy Chanuka and holidays

Theresa said...

Love your tree Elyse! Cozy indeed, mine is cozy too:) Love it that way! Have a blessed day my dear!

Lori said...

Elyse, your son looks like such a cutie...your home looks beautiful all dressed up for the holidays {both of them}...your tree is gorgeous!!!

Daisy's Mercantile said...

The first year we decided to embrace both celebrations instead of having it be determined by what family was visiting my daughter was 2 1/2. She wanted to light the menorah and blow them out like birthday candles and sing happy birthday 5 or so times per night. I didn't think my mom was going to take to this creative addition but in true grandmother fashion she thought it was the cutest thing she had ever seen.

Have a lovely time with family as a special time of year.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Elyse! Ah-ha! So there was a pink swap in blog land this year! Wish I would have found it in time!

Your living room with your tree looks fab! (Do any of your ornaments get knocked of by hurrying boys?)

Claudia said...

I love the little pink cottage - so pretty. Our tree is making our den extremely cozy, in both the good and the not-so-good ways. Your son looks so sweet lighting the candles. I love that you celebrate both traditions - my best friend does, too.

How did the sale go? I hope well! I was thinking of you. And yes, some members of my family call me Claud, and some call me Claudie! My dear brother, who I miss every day, called me Claud or even 'Claud the broad!'


koralee said...

Love your cozy little home so pretty. I love the tree at night ...I could sit by it for hours. Happy Week to you.

Jean Tuthill said...

Your home looks so cozy and I love your tree. I haven't gotten mine up yet. I need to do that soon.

Lisa said...

What a festive home you have! I think it is so great to celebrate the different holidays it is good to keep all your family traditions! And families are all so different these days! Love your tree! And yes there is nothing better than Candy Canes. I found pink and white ones this year and I love them! DOn't remember where and I haven't seen them again!Too funny! Merry Christmas!
Happy Chanukah!
Hugs, Lisa

Unknown said...

Elyse, your home is so pretty & welcoming. The tree gives it such a glow, & your son lighting those candles, oh, my!, how sweet.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon

debi said...

Love your big tree Elyse! It's so pretty all lit up! And in my opinion, cozy is best!

{oc cottage} said...

You're a rock star! I can only handle ONE holiday in Dec!!!! (But I will so be singing "the maccabees went marching" for the rest of the night!)


Shiksa in the OC ;}

Bethany said...

Great pics, esp your son lighting the candles. Sweet.
Hey, can I pretty please TRY one of those candy canes? I am trying to find the kind I had last year that blew my socks off. And I have no idea where to start.
I'll trade you for a connect the dots?

Anonymous said...

Hello Elyse,

The candy canes are so cute on the pot and yes, your living room with the Christmas tree lit looks really cozy with the warm glow :-)

I love those matchboxes too on the previous post. They are soooooo small and very pretty - perfect for holding little treasures :-)


Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love how your tree looks! Have a very Merry Christmas! Twyla

Flutterby Patch said...

What a gorgeous tree Elyse, it reminds me of the ones in my Tasha Tudor books. Happy Christmas to you all. love Eli

aimee said...

love your tree. we just bought ours and put the lights on, but will decorate it tomorrow. merry CHRISTmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elyse!
I just bought some Bob's candycanes yesterday, and put them in a vintage jar. :)
Your Christmas and Chanukah photos are beautiful!
Have a lovely day,

Unknown said...

Your tree looks beautiful Elyse! I love how cozy everything looks. And the pic of your little sweetie is sooo ADORABLE!! I love that he wants to experience all of the cultures, how cool!!

Jessi Nagy said...

hey sweets,
just poppin in to say hi!!!
hope all is well
have a great week doll


Terri said...

I just love your tree! Your house looks beautiful! How sweet your youngest wants to celebrate Kwanza!Happy Holidays. Terri

Sweetina said...

Your tree and home look so cozy!
I love that you celebrate two traditions over the Holidays! How blessed you are!
Where can I find Bob's Candy canes? They look yummy!
Have a wonderful Holiday ,Sweetie!