Christmas at Windows and More or The Youngers!


Christmas Decorations

So I did manage to find time to grab the camera the night Mark and the girls decorated the tree and I was in the kitchen making the Christmas goodies.

Decorating the Tree

We don’t really have a theme we just have an electic mix of ornaments.

Decorating the tree.
Decorating the tree.It looks a little like a hallmark commercial, but every year Santa puts a new ornament in the kids stockings and for a few years he liked the Hallmark ornaments.

 

Decorating the Tree

Decorating the Tree

 

 

 

 

Christmas Baking

So while they were decorating the tree, I was in the kitchen getting a start on the Christmas baking.  We make several kinds of Truffles (Mocha, Triple Choco Mocha, White Chocolate Raspberry, and just Chocolate)  I have discovered the best Chocolate for dipping is Semi Sweet Toll House Chocolate Chips with a couple of tablespoons of Crisco melted in the microwave.  After dipping the truffles we then dip pretzels, peanuts – peanut clusters, cuties – miniature oranges, and what ever else I have around.  This year I dipped Cherry flavored Twizzlers!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

My favorite cookie is the Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.  The recipe is found on the lid of Quaker Oats!

Rum Chata Fudge Bites

 This year I tried a new recipe that I found, Rum Chata Fudge Bites.  Yummy!

Cashew Brittle

I also make a cashew brittle that is really good! (if I say so myself!)

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hannah helps with a lot of the baking and dipping, this year she made everyone’s favorite, Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Christmas Decorations

This year I tried decorating with fresh greens that I clipped from the yard.  I also had a bunch of red and silver balls so if there is a theme it would be red and silver.

Christmas Decorations

I love this ceramic Christmas tree, my Grandma always had one, and this one is from a special neighbor that passed away a few years ago.

Christmas Decorations

One of the many blogs that I follow used fresh greens in the chandeliers so I gave it a try also.  One thing is I didn’t do this right after Thanksgiving, I waited until a couple of weeks before Christmas.

Christmas Decorations

So far the greens have held up.  I notice today they are starting to look a little dried out.  I think it helps that we have a whole house humidifier.

Christmas Decorations

These are on the buffet in the dining room.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

And in the Kitchen.  My Grandma Howe crocheted the snow flakes, so they are also very special.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

In the foyer.  Love the giant Poinsettia that my sister-in-law gave us!

Christmas Decorations

The owl is actually an ornament, but it is so large we were worried about it falling off the tree and breaking, so I stuck in the greenery(fake) and I like it there.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Some close-ups of the tree!

Decorating the Tree

Sydney took most of these!

Decorating the Tree

She also strung the pearls on the tree this year, I hadn’t put them on for a few years, but I kind of like them!

Decorating the Tree

The Tree!

Christmas Decorations

So this is the final post for this year!  (for real) Still have gifts to wrap! 🙂

Merry Christmas

&

Happy New Year!

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One Response to “Christmas at Windows and More or The Youngers!”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Looks beautiful,Chrystal!
    Merry Christmas !

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