Sunday, December 20, 2009

My BEST day!

My favorite day always includes seeing the ocean...and the Gulf coast was beautiful yesterday! We drove out to Peck’s to eat Almond encrusted Grouper and bird watch!
It was a thrill to see this eagle!
DSCN3182(and Brenda, I did not color pop or change the color of this photo...isn’t it a beautiful blue!)
To make the day even better, my hubby stopped at 2 thrift stores and I found a few treasures. I am trying to be very selective but I was thrilled to find this plate
and a few vintage things.
He found a cute spot among the presents from my sweet cousin!
And I always love to find pretty handmade items like this doily.
This little figurine is Made in Japan and even has 1959 imprinted on the bottom.
It’s my FAVORITE find! So sweet and perfect!
I know these aren’t really old because they have a bar code but they are made in the USA and I love them!
Well....I am baking today so here’s my messy kitchen with me in it! (My hubby is the ONLY person in the WORLD that thinks I look cute with my hair sticking out every which way,  no make up and a poodle apron so I cropped my head off so that you could at least see the poodle apron!) lol
And a plate of snickerdoodles for my hubby
DSCN3222 and cranberry orange scones for me!
DSCN3223 What are you doing today? Hope you’re having FUN!


Elyse said...

hooray for hubbies that think we're cute when we think we're a mess! :)

love all of your cute finds! the cookies look delish, too.

we shoveled all morning and now my guys are all out sledding. i stayed behind to "fold laundry" (code for BLOGGING!) lol

~*~ happiest holidays! ~*~


Michela said...

Your cookies look delicious! Yum yum! Oh and you look veru pretty in your pink apron! xxx
Happy Sunday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I enjoyed visiting you today and love all your new purchases.
The little Japanese figurine is lovely.
Your baking looks delicious ~ I love the poodle apron and that sounds like how I look when baking.
I am going to the City to finish the Christmas shopping.


Jackie said...

Beautiful Gulf photos. Love the poodle apron. Thanks for sharing!

Larry said...

Beautiful shot of the Eagle. As a Veteran, that symbol is always a sign of peace and strength.
Respectfully, and happy holidays, Larry.

JG said...

We had a little snow to take care of today. Not as much in Western MA as predicted, though.

Your apron is cute! Couldn't help but notice your KitchenAid mixer. Mine is a mustard yellow color. They sure help make some yummy goodies. Your Scones & Snickerdoodles look so good!

Jans Gourds said...

ouuuuuuu.... I would love your recipe for your cranberry orange scones. We love scones and those look yummmmy.
I should have known that you would find some more pixies. You are so cute with all your little people.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Wow! That's an incredible shade of blue! I would love to go somewhere to bird watch. Although I do have quite a few in my yard. I spent the day working in the yard. And a backache to remind me I should have stopped before I planted that big nandina. What was I thinking?

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

Oh my goodness - you found some adorable decorations. Your home looks so pretty all decked out for the holidays.

I made cranberry bread and some yummy hot chocolate using the recipe on the Hershey Chocolate box - yummy.

Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful Christmas and a Joyful New Year.


Bearly Sane said...

Hi Diane!
Love your thrifty finds and your cooking looks yummy...but you didn't need to loose your head over it! LOL!!
Sounds like you had a great day all round.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Joy said...

What sweet vintage finds! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OHHHH... scones! For just a tiny bite! Just a tiny one!

Sylvia said...

Mmmmm those scones look sooo good! Merry Christmas...

beedeebabee♥ said...

Diane you do look adorable in that cute apron. You shouldn't have lopped off your head! (giggles!) My hubby also thinks I look cute when I'm all messed up...bless him! I love your treasures, especially that sweet candle holder! Beautiful photo of that eagle...AND THOSE GOODIES LOOK SO YUMMY!...we NEED those recipes!!!
Hugs, Paulette xoxo

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said... all of your vintage and handmade finds!

The grouper sounds delish!

Merry merry to you!

Federica said...

Thanks so much for your kind comment, your blog is beautiful!
Greetings from Italy,

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Diane! just thinking about the Pacific Ocean makes me want to cry! I love it and hope to live near it some day. ♥

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi sweetie! It's been so long since I left a little note, I pop in often and now I have a few minutes to comment finally! I'm actually baking in a few minutes too, so that's what I am doing today :) All your things are so cute! I love the candle sticks, how adorable!! and you look might cute in that apron too! :)

I wish you a very Merry Christmas hun and a Happy New Year too kiddo! Thanks so much for being such a great blogging friend!

Hugs, Cynthia xo

Jacqueline said...

I'm always amazed at your blue skies down yonder. The pink apron is more than cute, no wonder your honey loves you making him treats like that! I'm off to Goodwill in two shakes of a reindeers tail...

Doreen said...

How wonderful....aren't Eagles amazing to see...I've only ever seen two...and one was just recently as it was soaring above our village :)they are so majestic!

Love your finds and your poodle apron...and Cranberry Orange Scones...they are one of my favorites..yummm!

Hugs, Doreen

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Your treats look delicious! And your apron looks very cute.

M.Kate said...

I love your apron and am sure you will look great with the head on LOL :)