Christmas Tour Of Homes
I'm so glad you could stop by. A big thank you to Boo Mama for so generously sponsoring this event. We live in central Virginia ~ welcome to our home!
It is very unusual for us to have snow on the ground at Christmas!
I love to decorate with fresh greens ~ they're not only pretty but they smells so good!
This is my Dicken's Village. It doesn't always look like this because I have three cats;o)
A few of my Santa's
A few of my Santa's
The dining room is the only semi-formal room in our home.
Close up of the wreath I made for the centerpiece.
Little tree I made for the top of the sideboard.
I am almost fifty years old and I still love bears! These are my favorite Christmas bears. The one on the left says, "I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter," and the one on the right says, "I'd rather be naughty!" Love them!!
Christmas tree in our family room. Nothing fancy but filled with things I love like ornaments from my grandmother and ones that my children have made.
Before you leave have a piece of pumpkin cranberry bread~ it's hot out of the oven!
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups sugar
1 can (150z.) pumpkin
4 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice or water
1 cups sweetened dried, fresh or frozen cranberries.
Preheat oven to 350degrees. Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Next, in a separate large mixing bowl combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and orange juice ; beat until well blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for ten minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. * For 5x3 inch mini-loaf pans: Prepare as above. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Makes 2 loaves or 5 mini-loaves.
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Merry Christmas!