Monday, January 16, 2012

Pretty Pinks in Mid Winter

This Christmas I didn't have much time to bake.   Soooooo last week while blogging I came across some decadent cookies and I can't recall where they were.  Its never too late to bake cookies...even if they are called Cranberry Noels.  Valentine's IS coming and why couldn't they be called Cranberry Amour. Maybe I could have used heart cookie cutters.

I kept them in my pretty thrifted enamel container on a paper doily.   I do adore my enamel containers. 
The recipe is Martha Stewart's Cranberry  Noels.  Its an easy to make cookie filled with cranberries and pecans with that nice buttery flavor and is so yummy especially with coffee.

This weekend was cold at 0F but we still didn't get any snow and that continues to be so seasonally unusual.  The last of my pretty amarillus bloomed.  The day I blogged that I hadn't had one for a long time my son Richard came over with one for me.  They are so beautiful.
I wanted something pretty for my handmade votives and tealights and over Christmas I thrifted for this brand new Partylite wall sconce.  It was just what I wished for and only $5.00.
Its glows so nicely beside the picture Geoff painted for me when he was just a young teenager.
Pretty pinks in mid winter make me think of the oncoming spring. 
Its been a lovely time....enjoy.... Judi xoxo

7 comments:

Julie said...

I love Geoff's picture!!! Richard is so thoughtful!

The cookies look absolutely devine! Perfect Valentine cookies! I would probably eat them all in 2 days!!! Hehehehe...:)

Libby said...

Oh Boy, those cookies look so yummy! I love cranberries so I have to try these!
I think your sconce looks so nice with the sweet picture that your Geoff made for you!
Have a great day!

Georgia said...

Judi: I just put away my orange polka dot summer pj's and brought out my January pink ones...you are so wise: Pink, votives and cookies...does January get any better than that. Love from the Lakeside, Georgia

Theresa said...

Pretty pinks and YUMMY cookies:) Love the sconce AND a great price!!! Enjoy your day my friend, HUGS!

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Yum, those are some good looking cookies and I'll bet they're really good too! I love cookies! ;)
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bunny said...

Those cookies look great, will try to make them when off WW..lol you finds are wonderful too.
Hugs Bunny

C'est moi Claudette said...

I can't believe you haven't any snow!! It's actually 0 right now, and rainy here. We had freezing rain earlier.
I used to have so many party light things. I had a party when we lived in Van. Now I find them at the thrift stores, go figure.
I just bought some red heart shaped pasta at Costco or Valentines day. Do you do anything special?
I didn't bake this Xmas. I was just glad to get it over with. It just wasn't the same.
BTW when mom was at hospice, Lenny, Len's wife, was there for many days with us. My mom was her godmother. BTW Len had a very mild stroke, but he's ok. Lenny's mom, my Aunty moved to Oakville from Windsor and loves her new digs. She's a busy one at 91.
I have to get to bed. This is crazy
xoxoxoxo