Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Last of Christmas

Hello, Dear Ones! I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your families and friends. We had a sweet and quiet one here at Notesongs cottage! I'm not really here but traveling with my retired Mr. Precious! Well, not retired - he's turned the page and is at a new chapterness in his life! I keep forgetting to say that! :) I preposted a few times so you all wouldn't forget about me! I love Blogland and I love all of you, my Dear Sweeties! :)

Did you notice I made a new Note Songs header? Yep, I did! :) I'm so wonderful, you know! :)
I am kidding!

Christmas dinner at our house was very simple without lots of hoopla and it was nice. I've decided next year I'm going to prepare something so non traditional for us - maybe mexican! I'm getting tired of turkey or hamness! :(

Here was our tiny little Christmas table - no sparkles, no grandiosoness, just tiny food and family! We had a spiral cut turkey breast, cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes, leftover ham (LOL), salad, rolls and chocolate cake. This time of year I wasn't quite up to par so the turkey breast was already cooked, I had leftover dressing that I froze from Thanksgiving, Mother made the cake, store bought brown and serve rolls, salad in a're getting the picture. I did peel and slice the potatoes and prepared that dish but all was pretty easy for me. I liked that.

Here's the centerpiece, well I guess you would call it the 'end piece' since I placed it at the end of the table. :) You can do things like this you know! I lit the candles and placed some cute little glass red pinecone ornaments all around and then added my new little Santie salt & peppers! Now you know I love my tiny little Santie salt & pepper shakers! Can you love TLSS&PS (that's abbreviated) ? Yes, yes, you can love little TLSS&PS! You bet your little tiny opened Christmas presents you can!

Here is my simple little table setting. I placed down some Christmasy colored placemats with matching napkins held in tiny little Christmas tree napkin holders. I used my every day Pfaltzgraff flatware and clear glass ice tea glasses.

These little Jim Shore Santie plates are the only things I bought new for my table this year! Isn't this so cute? I only bought four plates and there's a different Santie on each one! Just had to show you one since they're going back up in the cabinet soon.

Dinner plates are olden. I bought these at Target maybe five or so years ago and I bought enough for 24! I really do love them. Can you love Christmas dinner plates from Taget? You bet your tiny little red bullseyes you can!

Well, shoot! I've done lied to you. I did buy these little tiny square bread plates too! I forgot. These are so sweet too. Again, I only bought four and each one has a different stocking and each one spreads love, joy, peace and something else - probably butter. I am quite olden, you know! Oh, don't look at those pitiful little brown and serve rolls! They kinda got squshed!

Life at Note Songs cottage is so not perfect - look! Mr. Precious just couldn't wait and so he sampled! He sampled really big too! That little booger. Just because he's started a new chapter in his tiny life...I'm going to have to give him an adjustment! :)

Here we are in all of our tiny Christmasness. Mother looking good and feeling pretty good from her broken arm she busted up last year, Mr. Precious looking like a little stinker who needs an adjustment, you can't see her - but Chloe Dawn is under the table begging for turkey and me in all of my peakedness!

I'm joining our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday

our Dear Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.

Please pop on over to visit these gals and get your tiny eyes filled with inspiration!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Twelve Days After Christmas

The first day after Christmas my true love and I had a fight,

And so I chopped the pear tree down and burned it just for spite.

Then with a single cartridge, I shot that blasted partridge,

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The second day after Christmas, I pulled on the old rubber gloves,

And very gently wrung the necks of both the turtle doves.

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The third day after Christmas, my mother caught the croup;

I had to use the three Frech hens to make some chicken soup.

The four calling birds were a big mistake,

for their language was obscene.

The five gold rings were completely fake and they turned my fingers green .

The sixth day after Christmas, the six laying geese wouldn't lay,

I gave the whole darn gaggle to the A.S.P.C.A.

On the seventh day what a mess I found,

All seven of the swimming swans had drowned.

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me.

The eighth day after Christmas, before they could suspect,

I bundled up the eight maids a milking, nine pipers piping, Ten ladies dancing, 'leven lords a leaping, Twelve drummers drumming and sent them back collect.

I wrote my true love, "We are through, love",

and I said in so many words,

"Furthermore your Christmas gifts were for the birds!"
~sung by a silly!