Somehow it is the 4th of December, and I’m not quite sure how that happened. The leaves have all turned and fallen from the trees. Pumpkins have been picked and are now rotting in my back yard only to be born again next spring. Turkeys have been roasted, fried and smoked. Hanukkah has started and is nearly over. My sweet little guy is four months old, and the new year is right around the corner. So it’s December, but that does mean that winter decor is in full swing. I can’t get enough of cozy tartan blankets, fresh greens, candlelight, and cranberries. I do love a cranberry, sugared, baked, stewed, and as decor, I’ll take it all. So as the wind blows, and I hope for snow, I’ll curl up on the sofa with my scotch and try to cherish the last days 2013.
The 4th of July is upon us again. What will you be doing this year? I like to spend the 4th with friends and family cooking food, having some good cocktails and spending as much time outside as possible. As with most holiday’s around here we like to be festive, but don’t completely redecorate for the occasion. I simply switch a few things out for some reds and blues, and voilà, instant patriotism!
We used red lanterns as part of the decor at our rehearsal dinner four years ago and they have continued to prove handy. They add such a nice touch for summer entertaining, and holiday cheer in the winter. Super versatile, and a very effective addition. I also LOVE flag cake. It seems so simple, but I do love it. I had it for the first time years ago while visiting a friend in Colorado and have been hooked ever since. It is the perfect addition to any 4th get together.
Good luck in pulling together your celebration. If you are visiting someone else’s house be sure to bring something festive that will spread some holiday cheer!