Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Preparations for 2014

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I think everything is ready for Christmas!
The decorations are in place...

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the wreaths have been hung, both inside & out...

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the Santas & Angels are all in their usual places.

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 I've been a crazy lady, baking all my favorite cookies the past few days!

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I experimented with 'floating' icing this year, along with piping some icing details with special tips. 

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  Love those "FROZEN" looking snowflakes!

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 This is the first year I've seen Nestle's RED & GREEN Chocolate Chips!  

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I had fun playing with my Santa face for each grandchild's place setting.

I need to add some last minute touches to my table, so those photos will have to wait.

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Wishing you a very Blessed Christmas!  

Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House today.


  1. All the goodies look great Rett! Merry Christmas to you too, have fun:@)

  2. Merry Christmas Rett! I hope you have a wonderful season - and all the best in 2015.

  3. You've been baking up a storm instead of sewing, I see!! The treats look wonderful. I wish I could share a few with you. Merry Christmas, Rett, to you, Ernie, and your loved ones.

  4. Have a super happy Christmas day, my friend!

  5. Merry Christmas! It all looks festive and delicious. Wish I had one of your cookies to enjoy with my cup of coffee. '-)
    Wishing you all the best for the holidays and the coming year, my friend.

  6. Rett, Your home is elegant and beautiful - love the whites and off whites. Your cookies are so pretty. The tarts and cherry cheesecakes look pretty as well. You have a way with making things look inviting and, well, just plain wonderful! I know your family feel very much loved and welcomed. Merry Christmas!

  7. Everything is beautiful!!! Maybe one day I'll have a flair for decorating like you - I can always hope! LOL! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Rett, it is gorgeous! So glad you shared your Christmas decor with us, and I wish I had one of those delicious cookies!

    May blessings abound to you and yours.


    Sheila :-)

  9. Hi, Rett! It's so nice to re-connect with you and find your post! What a lovely array of cookies! I haven't dared bake this season for fear of eating them all, and while I was sick with bronchitis I lost weight, so I haven't wanted the temptation! LOL Yours would be a huge temptation! Merry Christmas to you and yours (what remains of it), and the best in 2015. ~Zuni

  10. Merry Christmas to you and Ern as well, dear Rett! Your home is lovely and ready for sure. Your decorating with the frosting is first class!

  11. Hi Rett, so very pretty. I hope your Christmas was very special. your cookies are so adorable. Here's to a bright and happy New Year. Hugs

  12. Rett, You've pieced together a delicious mosaic of beautiful cookies, you could hold your own cookie exchange! Love your adorable Santa cookies and pecan tassies are too good to resist! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you and your family a Happy & Healthy New Year :)

  13. Your beautiful home is so cheerful and welcoming, Rett. I could do some damage to your festive cookie platters. I hope that 2015 will be a very healthy and happy New Year for you and your family.


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