The weather here in Victoria has been in the low 80's. Although it does not feel like
a December day back in Idaho, we are really enjoying the change. We spent a good
bit of the day outside. You can see Bentley over on the right in this pic. He is keeping
a watchful eye over his yard while I set up a Christmas theme tablescape on the patio.
Do you see my Azaleas that are still blooming in the background? Amazing!
I pulled out the denim placemats with the jeans pockets. So appropriate for this
part of the country. We are surrounded by ranch land here. It absolutely tickles
my inner cowgirl.
David really loves his new smoker. He smoked a whole chicken last week
and it was delicious. I used the leftovers to make chicken tortilla soup. It
was really easy and tasty. I will have to share the recipe with you. Our
local HEB makes tortillas in house and I can never pass up their fresh
corn tortillas. Yummy!
I took some burlap ribbon and gathered it up to make a ruffle for under my
centerpiece. I love this vintage red and white enamel coffee pot. I have a
small collection of vintage pots. The old ones have such charm. I wonder
if one day years in the future antique shops will feature our current coffee
pots? My Cuisinart makes great coffee but I would not call it charming.
These little santa votive holders belong to my Mom. I have always loved them.
Well that's it for today. Still busy decorating the house for Christmas. Don't have a
tree yet. Hopefully will get one this weekend. It's going to be very busy around
here for the next few days. I am attending a brunch on Friday and will have to rush
back to accept delivery on some vintage dining furniture we purchased from an
antique shop in North Carolina. Then later that evening David and I are going to
a black tie holiday ball. I can't wait to see David in his tux!
More later ...
Let's spend a bit more time outside today Bentley. I read that a cold
snap is headed our way.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley