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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tablescape # 59 "As Time Flies By"

Hello Everyone,
Yes! Time Flies! I can't believe it's going to be 2013 in a couple of days. I have some project ideas for the new year and I'm excited to get started.  But first we need to celebrate this New Year's Eve.
I've had the inspiration for this tablescape from the moment I saw Susan's @ Between Naps on the Porch  'Clock Plate' tablescape. I was hooked!
I loved the idea of CLOCKS. We do watch the clock waiting for midnight to bring in the New Year. It's sometimes a challenge for us old fogies to stay awake until midnight, but I love to stay up and watch the ball drop in New York and watch all the people in Time Square waiting so long to celebrate New Year's Eve in NYC. How exciting it would be to visit New York City on New Year's Eve.
A cozy New Year's Eve dinner. 
Tick tock: Tick tock
I found the clock ornaments  at TM in August when the Christmas ornaments started to arrive.
Only one December 31st per year. Only one 2012.
'As Time Flies By'
I love to try new things with my camera. I was excited when I saw this shot. Looking thru a glass and seeing another glass is awesome in My opinion! 
The black tablecloth is a great backdrop for the gold place mats and the china trimmed in gold.
 The gold glittery trim on the napkin edges and golden napkin rings match the glitzy decor. 
 The hurricane was used as the glass for a kerosene lamp when the power went off due to bad weather.
This is the back of the one of the clocks. I love the beaded work and the golden fabric.
 Does it look French? Or maybe a beautiful beaded gown worn by a movie star.

The  classy place mats and delightful napkins are my favorite. 
The beautiful stemware is from  my mother's glassware collection.

The shimmering golden candle is just perfect for an evening to remember.
 The light will shine on a brand new year - 2013

Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner 
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Resources for Tablescape
Place mats - Mother's estate
Tablecloth - Black Oval - gift
Flatware - Antique Store
Ralph Lauren Dinnerware - 50th Wedding Anniversary gift 
Stemware - Mother's estate
Clock ornaments - Tuesday Morning
Napkins - Mother's estate
Napkin rings- Tuesday Morning
Candle - Tuesday Morning
Hurricane - Mother's estate
I Linking to:
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A BIG Box of Candy

Hello Everyone, 
How About This BIG BOX OF CANDY?
I can't believe what a great gift I received from my daughter and granddaughters.
The box measures 23" x 14"
I love chocolate
Whitman's® Sampler® has been my favorite candy for decades. 
Stephen F. Whitman began making chocolates in 1842. In 1912, Whitman's Candies had been in business over 70 years. They had many successful chocolate assortments .
Whitman's new $1 "sample box' contained candies from their ten best-selling boxes. 
The new box was created as a sampling promotion and was never intended to last more than a year.
Today a Sampler® is sold every 2½ seconds. 
You do know what you're gonna get.
The Sampler®was the first box with an index showing each candy inside-now, a boxed chocolate standard.  The index may well be credited with bringing an end to the era of candy pinchers - those unpopular folks who poke a chocolate to find out if it's a caramel or a cream.
The sweetest design that will last 100 years.
A needlepoint sampler hanging on the living room wall of Walter P. Sharp, President of Whitman's in 1912, was the inspiration for Whitman's new "sample box" and The sampler look with its delightful cross-stitch design of birds, animals and flowers was charming and unique.  It was a fitting tribute to showcase the quality and excellence that made up their new package that contained candies from their ten best-selling assortments. And the sampler name was perfect. 
The candy that keeps on giving! We enjoyed the candy and now the beautiful needlepoint sampler box is used for my scrapbook paper. It's a perfect size to hold paper and extra pages and extra page protectors. 
I have 2009 to scrapbook and then the world of blog came into my life. I have some mementos from my trips to Europe and I will scrapbook our anniversary trip in 2010 and I have some mementos from England and Scotland that need a stable home. Of course our trip to Hawaii is another small scrapbook too.
It will all get done to due time...
The first 100 years so sweet 1912-2012 
Cellophane from Paris
In the early 1900's Stephen F. Whitman's son, Horace, returned from France with a sample of cellophane. He thought it would add to the freshness and brightness of Whitman's boxed chocolates. He was right - the addition of cellophane immediately increased Whitman's sales, Whitman's quickly became the largest user of cellophane in the country. The company continued to import from France until 1924, when DuPont began manufacturing cellophane in the U.S.
Sampler® ad slogans are legendary. Two of the most memorable are...
A Woman Never Forgets the Man Who Remembers 
Say What You Will-Whitman's Says It Better.
I hope you have enjoyed my story of the Biggest Box of Candy I've ever received.
Thanks Girls.
With the New Year quickly approaching I will be busy working for the first seven days of the new year.
Yes! Inventory...
I'm looking forward to starting my 4th year blogging about decorating, gardening and travel.
I love to check in on my blog list everyday and be inspired to have more fun with my family, my home and my friends. WHAT A JOYOUS WAY OF LIFE.
I'm linking to
No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Favorite Thing Saturday
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party
 Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Blogiversary # 3

Hello Everyone,
Wow! What a year. I've learned so much about blogging this year. 
Photo Editing
Finding my voice and the title for my blog
This year has been all about France! My newest love.  It's appropriate that I have a
The salad plate with 'Three French hens' to celebrate my 
3rd year Blogiversary
I started blogging on December 25, 2010
Thank you followers, friends and family.  
It's amazing how my blog keeps growing everyday.
Keep coming back

Monday, December 24, 2012

A Year in Review 2012

Hello Everyone,
Favorite Posts from 2012






Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner in 2012
~Living Retirement in a Joyous Way~
See you soon!
I will be joining some parties, please come along.
The Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
The Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Silent Night 
Silent Night, holy night, All in Calm 
all is bright. Round yon virgin mother and child;
Holy infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace;
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, Shepherds quake at the sight. Glories stream from heaven afar, Heavenly hosts sing 
"Alleluia. Christ the Savior is born; Christ the Savor is Born."
 Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light. With the angels, let us sing, Alleluia to our King. 
 Christ the Savior is born; 
 Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love's pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth; 
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
 I found this wonderful book of 
Robert J. Morgan 
  On this holy night, I wanted to share the story of how 
the hymn 'Silent Night' was written. 

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner.
I'm linking to:
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Bless you all 
Merry Christmas 

Friday, December 21, 2012

~Snow Day~

I just popped in to show you all my snow!
We had snow this morning and maybe some will fall tonight.
Have a great weekend...

Little Bits of Holiday Cheer!

Hello Everyone, 
I have a confession to make. I missed some great parties during this 2012 holiday season. 
I'm here to give you the rest of the Holiday Cheer around My Cozy Corner.
My sister sent this beautiful wreath to Sweetheart and I to hang on our porch.
I found this paper church at yes! TM.  It fit wonderfully under the white feather tree this year...
A little outdoor snow scene under the feather tree this year.
The ice skaters are from our old train display. When our children were small we had a complete model train and a town displayed under our Christmas tree each year. The skaters were part of the scenery. 
These golden reindeer were under the feather tree last year. This year they are pulling Santa's sleigh.
The steam locomotive was part of the train display in the old days.
Ready for Tea? RED AND SILVER~Wow!
The little church, tiny Christmas trees and deer are from the old train display. I've had everything in a box for over 35 years. It was great fun getting the miniature decorations cleaned up and painted.
I love Red this year in the dinning room. A vintage wall hanger is so handy to decorate.
I have a few angels in the living room and a vintage clock. Reminds me of the 18th century. 
Oh my goodness it's an 18th century Seth Thomas Clock! 
My little tree in the living room
I have the side board set for Tea with a box of English crackers to pop at Christmas Dinner.
A pair silver candle holders my sister and I gave my mom and dad for their 25th Wedding Anniversary
Just a cozy spot to read in the living room.
Hi Santa: You are so cute sitting in your sleigh. 
He really is an old stocking holder our children had when they were small. He just fit into the sleigh perfectly.
Santa looks real comfortable sitting with gold glittery ornaments and some pine cones around him. 
A little dish display...
Thanks for visiting My Cozy Corner.
I have a few more holiday posts and we will rocking into the New Year.
What an interesting year 2012 has been. Great Joy and Great Sorrow.
 Telling stories ( I promise, I didn't lie) and enjoying my family and friends.
I'm joining
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday 
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Thank you for your wonderful comments

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