Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Open House 2014 part 2

Welcome to my Christmas open house part 2. Today I’m inviting you into my kitchen.  No smells of christmas baking here and not a homemade cookie in sight!

Everything in here is pretty simple.  A wood advent tree I got at a yard sale years ago. I just added some fake apples and real greens from neighbor’s yard.  There is nothing behind the numbered doors and the red cookie tin is empty.
 A big basket full of giant pinecones I collected, tied with a big bow.  All I had to buy was the ribbon.

 Bright red apple swags over the sink and wall oven.  I just leave the nails there from year to year which makes it easy to hang next year.
 I have a few Christmas dishes and some red ones too which I put on the shelves in the china cabinet.
 My snowman teapot and mug add some cheer above the stove.
 Every room has to have candles.  Ikea has the best candles.  These ones came from there.  The cardinals remind me of the ones we have at our birdfeeder and birdbath this time of year.

 In the corner of the kitchen counter I always have things ready for tea.  This past year I was lucky enough to find these Christmas cups and saucers and teapot.  Have you read The Christmas Cup of Tea?  I know you would enjoy it. It’s a delightful little book.
 I have a little snack of tea and toast ( no cookies remember?) and it’s sitting in front of my clock that plays a Christmas carol every hour.
 I invited a few neighbors in for tea this morning. The table is set, just need to brew the tea. Would love to have you join us if you could.

Rhondi xo

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Open House 2014 Part 1

Welcome to my Christmas open house.  The house is all dressed up for Christmas.

 A wreath over the mantle.

 The star of the show is our tree all decked out in some of my blue and white china.  I’ll show you more photos of it another day.

Monday, November 24, 2014

First Post

 Good morning friends
It was seven years ago in November, that I wrote my first post and clicked “publish”.  I had been following  a few blogs and wanted to be able to leave comments and so Rose Colored Glasses was born.   I have always loved visiting other bloggers and having people come and comment on what I had written.  I have seldom had anything profound to say but always hoped that my posts provided a friendly place for you to visit.  It has been fun to share my home with you and have lots of cups of tea and many of you have become dear friends.
Blogging sure has changed since then.  Lots of people are making a good income from their blogs.  And there are so many more bloggers!!
Because I went back to work full time I stopped being consistent with writing posts for awhile, but I missed my friends in blogland.  It has been a long time since that first post, but I am still here, posting about insignificant things , but things that make me happy.
 Things like making little hearts from recycled men’s shirts.

             Collecting old buttons and stringing them together to make a garland for my little feather tree.
                                                      Cutting out mini paper snowflakes.
                              Here is my little tree, hard to get a good photo against the window!
Another photo, not much better!  (I need a good camera.) The tree was a present from my husband, last year.
It is exactly one month to Christmas, so let the decorating begin!!
Rhondi xo

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Good morning.  I have been having fun “doodling”.   I’ve been doodling words, sayings and favorite scriptures.  Just thought I’d share a few of the ones I’ve done lately.

 This one was in my lap when I took the photo.   I just noticed you can see part of my feet!
I’ve even framed a couple of them, with thrift shop frames.
Doodling makes me happy and it is relaxing.  You should try it.  Maybe it will make you happy or relaxed too!
Rhondi xo

Friday, November 7, 2014

Come Inside For The Winter

I like to have my ferns come inside for the winter.  Some years I don’t do it soon enough and the frost gets them.    We have had one light frost, which didn’t affect the ferns on our front porch.  So I decided to not press my luck and bring them inside today.

One hangs in the window, which is very awkward to water and water always drips on the floor.
Another sits on top of the pine hutch. I chopped  off most of the back of it so it would fit up against the wall :)  I need to take a better photo tomorrow when the light is better!
This metal planter was on the porch, and it wanted to come inside too.  There were 2 ferns in it when it was outside but this one is even bigger than the others, so  that I thought it needed room to spread out all by itself.
                                                   This one is beside my chaise lounge.  It is huge!

I also brought a pink geranium inside. I don’t know if I have enough sunlight to get it to bloom, but figure it’s worth a try.

Do you any of your plants like to come inside for the winter?
Rhondi xo