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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Comforts of Home

Two little tiny thrifted CHRISTMAS TREES, full of multi-colored lights,
makes such a delightful spot in my living room.
Christmas Lights Love  

I made a few of these cutie candles
and now, I am afraid to burn them.... :>)

I got the pretty music sheets from
MOD PODGE to put them on the candles.
I think it makes such an amazing big ole candle here shows up a lot more now. (what is even more amazing is that I've already told you about this candle....O, well...:)

♫♪♪...I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

♫ Sleigh bells ring......are ya listening

O, what a delightful time of the year...
lights ablaze...
festive decorating..
beautiful Christmas music everywhere...
And, during all this most loved "getting ready for CHRISTMAS work",
the aroma of a beautiful roast, cooking in the crock pot,
amid juices of meat, strong black coffee and an envelope of ONION SOUP MIX,
just makes me 
I wish there was a SCRATCH and SNIFF here so you could enjoy the smells
coming from Sweet Nothings kitchen this beautiful wintry morning.
Hoping your day is blessed, that you are getting your CHRISTMAS MOJO going,
and that you know how much you are loved.

 Made more Peppermint Bark today to go in my GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN tins....
sooo yummy....

Joining in the fun with


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your cute little trees BJ! I need to get out my list and check it twice... we're getting down to crunch time:@)

Eileen said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the little trees. Those candles are almost too pretty to burn. :)

Anonymous said...

those trees are really cute, so pretty and soft.That roast sounds really yummy, I love the little red and white candle too!
Everything looks lovely!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love those tiny trees with all the pretty light.
I did the music wrapped candles last year and never had a problem.
I didnt burn them for long periods of time though and they only melted in the middle..
They are so pretty.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Well, first I love the title of this post....because it is the title of my blog! And when I come here to visit you, I always feel The Comforts of Home...

Your candles are great BJ! Wish I could be there smelling that wonderful dinner cooking.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... I WANT a candy cane table!!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Can you ever ave too many little trees sprinkled around the house at Christmas? I think not! Lucky find to brighten a corner:>)

Loretta said...

Oh how precious, love love those tiny trees! Everything is sooo beautiful...thanks for sharing and putting a little smile on my face!

Best Wishes,
Loretta xoxo

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

BJ -- those little tabletop trees are precious! I'm thinking Christmas is smelling mighty good at your house!

NanaDiana said...

Well, I knew I was in good company when I noticed that you have the same crockpot I do!;>)

Love those cute little trees, too. xo Diana

Beth said...

Hi BJ, Your trees look good - I like your larger tree in the red bushel basket too. I made some peppermint bark a few days ago...I added more candy canes than the recipe called for, plus crushed them extra fine, and my bark is pink. It tastes really good!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs, Beth

Madeline's Album said...

Your little trees are so cute. Love the big candle with the music around it. Your pot roast looks so good. Enjoy your meal and your lovely decorated house. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

sabri said...

bj...would love your peppermint bark recipe for the my house...i need something new..if you want to share..

Blondie's Journal said...

I think I smell that delicious sure looks beautiful! It reminds me to dust off my crock pot!

I love your little trees and the candle is so cute. Last year I wrapped jars in music paper and used tea light candles in them. Even a small votive would work!

Happy Holidays!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Cute little trees! I will be smelling a roast later in the week from my crockpot! hugs, Linda

Vee said...

Are you saying that the strong black coffee is in the crockpot with the roast and onion mix? Hmmmmm??? You're always full of suprises so I think that's what you might be saying.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi BJ,

I bet you house smells SO good. We all know how good it looks!

I made some of those candle sleeves but I put my big battery lit candles inside. I also would be afraid to light them if they had paper wrapped around them.

xoxo Bunny Jean

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Ohh, it all looks sooo festive, BJ! And I could almost smell the delicious aroma of that yummy looking roast. Is the coffee STILL Dunkin' Donuts? I'll take mine with cream and sugar please. ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week!

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Your mini trees are so adorable and festive. I can smell that delicious roast too and just got one out of the freezer for tomorrow. I also got a CHILL when I read 10 days to count down on your sidebar...geeez!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

MMMMMmmmm..peppermint bark is my favorite Your roast sounds so good too! I love the crock pot this busy time of the year!

eileeninmd said...

Your trees are really cute and I love the candle. Very creative. I would love apiece of that pappermint bark. YUMMY! Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!

The French Hutch said...

bj, I know your home is warm and fuzzy. Everything you do, the way you talk about your family and everything you do is so loving. Your family members are so fortunate to have you!. Wish we were neighbors, I would love to pop in for cup of coffee and one of those delicious treats you're always making.
Enjoy your day.........

The French Hutch

Kelly said...

Love your little trees! We cook roast in a crock pot too, but have never used black coffee in it. What is the purpose of that? We use the onion soup mix too. Just curious. Maybe we should try using that too!

Theresa said...

Love those sweet trees:) Cute candle... love the use of the sheet music!

Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wrapping candles in sheet music is a wonderful idea. Yours looks so festive next to those pretty little trees. The aroma of a beef roast simmering in your crock pot is frosting on the cake.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Cute little trees and I love what you have done with your large candle.

claudia b said...

Oh that candle is gorgeous!!! LOVE it!

Love Of Quilts said...

I am loving the candle....don't know that I would want to burn it...I think its a keeper. Blessing Trish

Lucy said...

Wow, I love those trees and I can understand why you don't want to burn the candle. A scratch and sniff would have been great but you described the smell perfectly, I just could imagine it and I wish I had got my crock pot out today!

al and sha said...

Thanks for coming by. Your post today was beautiful. Your whole blog is lovely.

Linda said...

Love the trees..Very clever with the wrapped music sheets. I wish I could smell those amazing flavors. Scratch and sniff would be heavenly.

Grace InAZ said...

Those trees are cute! Makes me want to run out to our Thrift stores!
I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace Hugs, GraceinAZ

Connie said...

For Pete's sake, you WON this week's apron..... Yeah, isn't that 2 now? LOL
Contact me with you address again, Sugar.


Miz Helen said...

Hi BJ,
Your home looks so warm and inviting, all ready for sharing the love of Christmas. That is a great way to prepare a roast, it is always good. I can't wait to see the candy, glad you are saving me a piece. Have a wonderful week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen