Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!  Are you enjoying your favorite foods - just too much of it??!!!!!!!!!!!
That is what the holidays are for - so don't stress - sit back  & enjoy!

I love cranberry anything & I have been making this side dish for years: whole cranberries mixed with mandarin oranges, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, triple sec (orange liqueur)  - put it together the day ahead so the flavors develop - you will enjoy this for days afterwards!

 I collect cut glass bowls and I have several of these - they are beautiful & timeless.  Your grand children will be glad you saved these!

For the upcoming holidays my family always likes to know my favorite kind of perfume. My current favorite is Viktor & Rolf  Flowerbomb - I have enjoyed this for several years.
The basic scents:
Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli.
I just love this fragrance and have it in various forms - this is a strong scent so you just need a little and as a migraineur I cannot use it every day, as scent is one of my triggers.  But when you need to treat yourself,  you cannot go wrong with this!  Thank you Santa!
Pict: dual-ended lip gloss & roller ball perfume,  hair mist  &  perfume.

The tree is done - but is it really???  I keep fiddling with it every day and make some adjustments - it gets loving care every day.
It took all morning to create the bow topper - but I have to say it was fun using a new color scheme this year with burgundys, golds & cream.  But I will not be surprised if I run right back to my pink & shabby chic color scheme next year.  It will give me an excuse to put the tree up extra early for 2016!!  Change is not my strong point!!
I confess I miss Radiant Orchid as the color of the year and I am not going away quietly!!!

                                    Linking up with these fabulous bloggers here


  1. Your tree is lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!! I am already looking forward to all the deliciousness. :)

    I saw your post in the Visible Monday linkup. Here's my Visible Monday post...

    Have a wonderful week!


  2. What a beautiful tree and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  3. Such a pretty tree! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  4. Wow I am impressed you have your lovely tree up already! I noticed FlowerBomb perfume, you will have to tell me what that is like, I have wanted to try it!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx

  5. That dish looks yummmy!!! Can't quite tell tell if those are whole cranberries or cranberry sauce in it. I will have to try it! Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things about the holidays. ... PS thanks for linking up!!!

    Mahogany Closet

    1. Hi Melissa! You can use either form of cranberry -
      it will work both ways. It's one of those dishes that
      if you like the taste of something, add it in & stir!!
      Have a nice holiday.

  6. Your Cranberry Salad looks amazing - love the flavours you have used, especially the orange liqueur! Pretty bowls too - I love vintage crystal and china. And what a beautiful tree topper - you've done a wonderful job! Thank you so much for being a part of our Hearth and Soul Hop.

    1. Thank you April - I always enjoy visiting
      your blog.
      I know your holiday will be wonderful and
      I send good wishes to you & yours.

  7. Thank you for sharing this in the GRAND Social! Your cranberry dish (and the dish it's in!) look fabulous. Will have to try adding the extras in mine this year as I currently do only the cranberries. Thanks for the idea... and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  8. Hi, I am Ada. I am glad I found your blog.

    I love decorating for Christmas. Your tree is beautiful. I love the big bow on top. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Welcome by. Ada. =)

  9. Pretty tree! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  10. I love your beautiful crystal bowls and your tree looks gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Brag About It! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  11. The bowls are gorgeous and the cranberry dish sounds yummy! That bow it truly a work of art! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. The bows are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.