Ummm.....still not decorated for Christmas here at Candy Cane Cottage (aka Sweet Bee Cottage), but one of my favorite things to unpack are my holiday books.
Thought I might share a few with you today.....
I've always wanted to give someone special a lovely basket, lined with a vintage napkin, filled with thumbprint cookies, and that red gingham bow. Haven't done it yet, but it's not too late, right?
As much as I adore Mary Engelbreit, (shh - don't let Mary know) I think Susan Branch is guiding my style a bit more these days. I used to visit her store on the central coast of California. It was just a small little store, but I wanted to take everything home with me, especially the vintage stove they used for display. I would wander around and around and around, knowing that I would undoubtedly miss something. (Uh oh, there I go digressing all over the place again.)
If you aren't familiar with Susan Branch, you should really visit her website, Susan Branch - Heart of the Home.
Of course, it wouldn't be Christmas here at
Candy Cane Cottage without some of that charming Mary Engelbreit.
This wonderful book is filled with all kinds of inspiration for the season. The book fell open to this illustration - All is Calm - clearly it's a favorite of mine.
Do you have a favorite Christmas carol?
I love to sing harmony to Silent Night, but Angels We Have Heard on High is my very favorite.
(ummm.....more digressing, but I still want to know)
See....I told you Susan Branch was turning into a big influence on me.
(Of course, this is a memory book without a single memory written in it. I really need to get to it!)
Looking for a little something festive to have on Christmas morning? How about baked apples? Doesn't that sound yummy? I think I have my Christmas morning menu planned now.
Hope you found a little red joy here today.
Today is Rednesday, so we all know the party if over at It's a Very Cherry World hosted by the charming Sue!