My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Breakfast of Champions & A Sneak Peek. . .

This morning I could hardly wait to jump out of bed and start decking the halls.  I put on comfy clothes and delved right in.

Well, I did take time to eat breakfast.  If you know me you know that I love tradition.  At my house it’s tradition to have pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving.  Maybe not for my hubby, but it is for me. lol!

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A sliver of pecan and coconut cream.  Now that’s a breakfast for champions! Really, did I get enough cream on that pecan slice?  Sure was tasty, but I must admit; I’m not quite up to it like I use to be (in my younger days)  I could only eat half.  Oh don’t you worry, it didn’t go to waste (probably did go to waist).  Perfect mid morning snack!

I started in the living room and then bounced into the entry.  I am mixing things up this year so I could hardly sleep last night.  Visions, not necessarily of sugar plums; but still visions danced in my head.

Here’s a little sneak peek. . .

I will be sharing this entire room for our Creating Christmas blog hop. 

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Evergreen sprigs snipped from my small pine trees were placed in bottles upon an old pharmacy box.  Mercury glass helps to give it a vintage feel.

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My Santa and sleigh I found earlier this year at Star Mill.  I love it!  I placed a bottle brush tree in my large Mason jar.

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Pearls of wisdom. . .a treasured gift from a friend.

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The metal reindeer were another Star Mill find a couple years ago.

vintage beads sparkle and shine!

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I hope you will join us for our party.  Till then, you’ll find me decking the halls, and the family room, and the kitchen.  Hee-hee!  You get the picture!

Hugs,

Jann

I will be partying with:

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Link Party

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Timewashed for Blissful White Wednesday

13 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love what you have done so far...but what I love even more is the tradition of pie for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. Now why didn't I think of that when I was eating sugar?;>) xo Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I did a bit of decorating today - nothing major. I need to get with the program - hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner.
I also had one of "those breakfasts" - I had lemon cake. :-D
Enjoy your weekend.

Rhonda's Saucy Adventures said...

I love pie for breakfast, that is a great tradition. You got me ready for Christmas. I will start decorating tomorrow.

Linda W. said...

That sounds like my kinda breakfast! Mmmmmm...... :)

Old Time Cindy said...

Pie for breakfast makes me smile. Why not!?! Great start with the decorating!

Isobel Morrell said...

As a taster, they're terrific - look forward to the rest! As for breakfast tastes - in our home, Boxing Day breakfasts used to be stuffing sandwiches. One way of using up the surplus stuffing, and deliciously filling - until the Boxing Day meal has been prepared to once again be attacked!

I'm a recently follower of yours via one of the blog hops I've recently discovered how to join. Would appreciate your views on mine at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com (in between your decking!) as am thinking of using it as a base for kids books in future. Your ideas would be most helpful.

Thanks in advance, and best wishes for the holidays.

Isobel

Pollyanna said...

It all looks lovely, I especially love the silver touches ... on and Pie for breakfast? YES!!

Winnie said...

You got me with the awesome pie! What I'm not a breakfast girl, but with this pie I'm changing my habbit :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh man! I love pie for breakfast, too! For me, it was deep dish pumpkin and the homemade crust me and my darling daughter made! Yumm! Please bring your energy to my house! I have a whole lot of house to decorate! Your decor is great!!
Jingle Bell Blessings,
Susie

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, you can be sure, Jann, that I will be visiting as you participate in this fun Christmas event.

I am just amazed at all the original ideas that come from your pretty head...and, I can see you lying awake dreaming up more.

You're my kind of girl with that wholesome, nutritious breakfast!

Have a fun week and enjoy arranging and rearranging all your Christmas pretties.

Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

The Teaist said...

Love the way they all mix and match! :)

Fran said...

My mother always let us have pie for breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving, and I let my children do the same! This year I had strawberry cheesecake....cheers to our "Breakfast of Champions!" :)
--Fran

Sherry said...

This is looking great! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry