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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Winding Down

We've ate, drank and made merry.
Over-indulged in all the traditions of the season that makes this magical celebration.......magical.
Laughter was in abundance.
 
  



 
 
Recipe books are returned to their bookcase- home.
It's a ritual I go through every holiday,  drag out the recipe books, yet end up making  the same tried and tested dishes as the previous years.
Tradition prevails.




 
 
The gatherings are over, the house is tidied.
Time to enjoy a few hours of quiet  a nice pot of tea and biscuits.
And admire my sweet new teapot cozy
 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

Deb said...

Glad you enjoyed the holidays. That is my favorite tea. :)

Patsy said...

We do the same thing, but love the old dishes just try to improve them.

Stella Jones said...

Well deserved Jo. You got your shortbread then? We love it too.

Denise said...

Oh Yes! Wonderful :)

NotesFromAbroad said...

I love that tea cozy ! Delete this if it is a double posting. My computer is wonky today.

Michael said...

So lovely!

donna baker said...

Jo, it sounds like a good one. I am still recovering. Guess I need to begin to put up holiday things too. There is a gale blowing outside, not fit for man nor beast outside. Warm Christmas Day now cold and flooding and rain. Hope the ice and snow misses us as did the tornadoes. Nothing to do so I will get started. Something about rainy, stormy days makes me tired.

Jayne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. We had a quiet Christmas together, just the two of us. I've been more homesick than usual this year. Hopefully it will pass. I love that little tea cozy :-)

Betsy Brock said...

We're right there with you....full of love and pleasant memories and
putting our feet up with a cup of tea and a treat!

LesleyAnn said...

I LOVE the teapot cozy! It's just lovely.

What a peaceful setting to enjoy an afternoon break.

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

A most lovely table you had.
We had a heart-warming gathering as well.
Extra treats for donkeys and chickens topped off the day.

DJan said...

LOVE your new cozy. And most of the stressful times are behind and it's time to sit back and recover! Blessings to you, Jo. :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

How lovely, and how perfect! Walker Shortbread is a favorite of mine, (they make them Scottie shaped!) and I introduced my brother to them this year. For whatever reason, he'd never had them -- Isn't that crazy?!

I do hope your weekend is ending on a good note, and I wish you all the best for 2016! Thank-you for your kindness and friendship this past year. I look forward to that continuing!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I see magic in your home!
love
tweedles

Winifred said...

Lovely photos reflecting a great traditional Christmas. Like you I enjoyed food a plenty but I need to get back to a more sensible diet......sooon!!!! But not just yet, there's New Year to come & more family get together. Roll on mid January!

L. D. said...

Breaking open the crackers and laughing starts of the meal. It is nice to be together and share great food and time together. Your decorations are beautiful.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home is beautiful. Have a wonderful New Year! Blessings, Martha

Alexandra said...

Wonderful celebration! Thank you for the beautiful photo! Teapot cozy is cute! =^_^=

Henny Penny said...

I love that new tea cozy! I go with the same recipes every year too, even though I start planning early on to make something different "this year".

Bernideen said...

Jo:
My favorite is Yorkshire Gold. I never tire of that wonderful flavor. Happy New Year!