Wednesday, December 21, 2011

toasted marshmallows

 toasted marshmallows in an open fire they are just  the  perfect symbol of winter to me
you just need some twigs, a big bag of marshmallows and a burning fire 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

how does the store look these days

                                         christmas ornaments, stockings, gifts, table settings,
                                          everything displayed  in a wonderful holiday charm          

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

let's make a toast

as the holidays are getting closer and closer,  toasting days are approaching
these are some essential elements for your toasts

 leather bottle holder 

coasters painted by hand

scotch and shot glasses 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

warming up

looking for some nice warmers as the temperatures keep going down
these are great pot holders knitted by hand using a nice and soft yarn


hand knitted pillows in a cool  blend of wool and silk

cozy throws for those reading moments close to the fireplace

Monday, December 12, 2011

snowy weekend

we have been in New London NH this weekend
these are some postcards from that beautiful snowy landscape

Friday, December 9, 2011

stocking stuffers

                    we are in need of little gifts, mini surprises small presents to fill the stockings out

Thursday, December 8, 2011

baby it's cold outside

temperatures are going down I mean  really low
here they go
hot water bottles in 3 different versions to face winter warmly

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

more ornaments

terrific ornaments for the tree or for being placed on top of your fireplace mantel or wherever you would like to use them to en-light this holiday season!

Monday, December 5, 2011

gift ideas

as the shopping list is getting  done and presents being wrapped
here it goes a selection of small gifts that can make anyone happy
from the toiletries lover

to the neatest house organizer

to the avid gardener

for golfers

or to the cutest  kids

Friday, December 2, 2011

cool entertaining

every time we have people over for dinner
we start religiously with the antipasto
different types of cheese  and olives are served in wooden trays like this

a good fresh Italian bread  is indispensable and so it is a  wooden spreader  made out of locust tree

organic ornaments

this is a small selection of some of my favorite ornaments  at  the store

Thursday, December 1, 2011

making little pavlovas

this is a very easy recipe with almost no ingredients
you just need:
egg whites  and 3 Ts of sugar per one of them
first of all beat them  for a while until they get super hard
and then start adding the sugar very slowly and keep beating
when it done put on an oven tray and it goes into the oven for hours
until it get hard and super light
the oven has to be at its lowest temperature
and to give it a final touch spread some caramel on them
it's heaven!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

setting up the table for Christmas eve

Setting up your table for you dinner on Christmas eve can be very fun,  it doesn't have to be just red and green. You just need to create an atmosphere, make up a theme, or chose a color accent or simply be yourself and use what you just like no matter what the protocol says
Here it goes a little bit of inspiration to help to create an clean and organic feeling

  • napkin rings 


  • table cloths