Sunday, January 2, 2011

last glimpse of the holidays...

last photos of the season...
lights going up in the tree...
 a very clever home-made star from my daughter-in-law...
a sheep pincushion I gave my mom from Bossy's Feltworks...
 and these adorable paper clips (Anthropologie of course)
from my dear husband who knows what I like...
 and the back of them - 
how clever is that?
my two favorite furry rears (dog on left, cat on right) 
putting aside their differences
in the spirit of the season...
 our new favorite decadent potatoes au gratin made with Stilton cheese
 ready to go in the oven...
pretty ugly but oh so delicious.
5 russet potatoes
8 ounces Stilton
1 1/3 cups low-salt chicken broth
2 T butter
Layer 1/3 potatoes, half cheese, 1/3 potatoes, half cheese, finish with potatoes and then pour broth over.  Liberally add salt and pepper to each layer.  Dot with butter.
bake at 350 for 1 hour 40 minutes.  Eat and grin...
and hope for the future with these somewhat ugly beginnings
which will soon sprout white beauties.


  1. Lovely pictures and sentiments. You might have to give me some photography tips sometime when we meet up! I can't wait until next week. See you soon!

  2. Oh I so hate for the season to end and to have to put away all the pretty sparkly decorations Pam, I think I am going to try to come up with an idea where I can leave something up! A few lights perhaps?
    I send my love to the two furry rumps resting peacefully!
    Tina xo

  3. those taters sound so tasty to me ... I really enjoyed the last photos of the season!

  4. Dearest sweet pam, gorgeous holiday photos! I love them. :) Wishing you LOVE and JOY this new year! Thanks so much for the love, support and blessing you sent my way! Love to you!

  5. Wonderful photos... How cute are those paperclips?!? I also love that your furry friends put aside their differences for the holidays (great shot!)


  6. Beautiful photos!!

    Your "corgi crossing" sign is adorable...:)

    I am loving the photo with the sweet handmade star atop that white feather tree. The canisters and transferware tier plate are gorgeous too!!

    The potatoes au gratin sounds delish, thanks for sharing! :)