December 17, 2015


A little corner to remember 
Grandmother Grace and Grandmother Estelle..
Rosemary for remembrance.

I adore this red bread box....this was a gift last year from Miss Elizabeth and 
it was chocked full of English muffins.
 I so want to make some sort of arrangement in this next year! 

One of my favorite Santa's.
I love pairing him with toile.

The Gingerbread house...
you should see this at night all lit up...
so sweet! 

Miss M and I have matching Santa plates!

I remember one year collecting all snowmen...
they are such happy little characters! 

What's your preference?
Santa's or Snowmen?

Have you made your Christmas candy this year?
I used to always, always make
Martha Washington Balls with Grandmother Grace,
along with Buckeyes for Daddy,
Mamie Eisenhower Fudge with Mother
Divinity with Grandmother Estelle.

This year, I have chosen these
divine Peanut Clusters
which are made in the Slow Cooker.....

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

2 lbs. white almond bark
4 ounces German Chocolate Bar
12 ounce bag Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
24 ounces dry roasted peanuts

Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Set to LOW and allow
to cook for 1 hour. After an hour, stir to combine the chocolate
and the peanuts. Allow to cook for another hour, stirring ever so often.
Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper and allow to cool completely.
Store in air tight container.

My Christmas Diva....


  1. I can't make up my mind between the Santas and the snowmen. Nevermind... I'll just take that yummy looking chocolate covered peanut candy!! Oh my, how did you ever know that was my favorite? Merry Christmas.

    1. Oh I am so happy you found something you enjoyed in this post Latane! I am excited to make these...my darling mother loved them too! Hope you are staying warm and enjoying the holiday season! Merry Christmas sweet girl!

  2. I'm partial to Santa but I've seen such adorable snowmen I'm tempted to cross the aisle! I love this crockpot recipe! I'm going to be making my goodies this weekend and this is definitely going on the list.

    1. The great thing about Snowmen is that they can be on display during winter months....I am excited to make this too Lisa....hugs!

  3. I have a small collection of both Santa and Snowmen/ladies...:)
    I just wrote all the ingredients for this delicious candy and will make it for Christmas Eve night .....thanks so much....

    1. You and I are on the same page BJ! I have so enjoyed all of your Christmas treasures...just delightful...Merry Christmas sweet girl!

  4. Your kitchen looks so festive! I would give my right arm for one of those peanut clusters. Have a great holiday!

    1. Thank you Katie! I'll bet you and your girls would enjoy making this for Christmas Have a very merry holiday!

  5. Looking charming over here as usual. Your grand is going to love all the festive touches. I am grinning at the advice I see in your sidebar under "Catnapping." Alas, it's time to prepare supper so I have missed my opportunity. I made the candy one year and burned it. Apparently, my crockpot runs too hot.

    1. Oh poor Vee...perhaps it's time for Santa to bring you a nice new crockpot! Try and try again....I think the young and old alike enjoy all the Christmas decor. Have you completed your shopping and decorating...time to begin the baking!!!

  6. I love the cat. I read where you went to Linda tea party.. I am so jealous. LOL. I just love her and LD and have never met them. I liked all your cute kitchen decorations. I do like anything old looking..so I guess the santas are my favorites. Blessings, xoxo,Susie


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