The Last Christmas

This weekend, , and I got together to celebrate Christmas. It’s often the last Christmas celebration of the season for me, which works out especially well when I’m crafting gifts and run out of time. renewed my Real Simple magazine subscription, which I always appreciate. gave me Artisian Bread in Five Minutes a Day, which I had previously checked out from the library and loved (also, has the book and made some when we were over this fall, and it is indeed yummy and -approved).

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She also gave me these cute earrings.

I’m not sure I’ll have time to make bread before May, but if I do I will definitely be using this book. I will have time for the earrings, though, and for reading my magazine (it makes for great reading on the bus).

My gifts went over well too, I think. I gave a wooden elephant to build, some embroidered napkins (with elephants), and potholders to match her new kitchen.

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Potholders
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Elephant Napkins

got a set of placemats, napkins, and coasters made with an owl print I found on Etsy.

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Placemats, napkins, and coasters

I’m really pleased with how all of them turn out. There’s more commentary (and more pictures) in Flickr, so click on the pictures to get to my photostream.

2 Replies to “The Last Christmas”

  1. Your picture does not do justice to the loveliness of my table linens. I adore them. They make me smile. Perhaps I’m prejudiced due to my love for all things red and owls, but even without that, I think it would be hard to deny the fact that they are perfect.

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