Bing, photos, and fortunately, donuts

Still working on my holiday photos…I ate a lot of powdered sugar donuts today. You know, when you are working on a display you want to make sure that things taste just right. For the photo. That and you don’t have time to fix anything better. And what is better than a powdered sugar donut, anyways? It helps the photos to look less staged, too, with all of those crumbs all over the tablecloth.

The little things in the star dish above are not donuts, though. You wouldn’t want to eat those. They are shells. Aren’t they pretty?

 

 

So between Bing Crosby and my donuts, I am making some progress. You can’t get into the holiday spirit without Bing.

I will be back with more photos tomorrow (I will show you a several a week for the next few months!) and we can start talking about how to scent our homes for everyday and the holidays. I’m counting on all of you to pitch in on this one. Start thinking now (but don’t post it yet, we want to do it all on ONE post!) about your favorite home scents, favorite candles (brands and scents) or methods to scent the house, favorite laundry soaps, cleaning products, non-allergenic ways to scent the home (or keep it from smelling at all), things you bake or boil to get things smelling nice, tips, tricks, whatever! As long as it helps your home to smell good and not bad, we are going to list it all! Then when we need to know what the best smelling candles are, the best smelling laundry soaps, non-allergenic products, or potions to boil on the stove to scent the air, we will have to look no further than our own resident blog readers and all of their informative comments.

You’re the best! I really appreciate all of your comments and emails. Thanks to each one of you who has stopped in! You are always welcome here.

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Comments

  1. What a lovely idea!! I can come up with a smell but you didn’t want them yet if I understood it right. Just love the wreath you have there. It’s fantastic.
    Have a great week.
    Love Elzie in Sweden

  2. Bing went my heartstrings when I saw this post!!! In the last 2 years, I started using shells as a decorative accent all over the house. Growing up in Long Beach, I have always had a soft spot for seashells. The star bowl is absolutely perfect for the sea urchins! And, there is no better way to kick start the holidays than putting on some classics!

    I think I’ll go get some donuts…

    KJ

  3. Hi Melissa! Oh, I love the mirror with the berry wreath over it. I am always inspired by you and your blog! BTW, I love powdered donuts, too. Have to eat them slowly otherwise I choke on the sugar if I inhale them. ha.

    xo,

    Becky

  4. I drifted by to see what you’ve done…I love the seashells in the star dish! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Pat

  5. I love the 1st picture !! It such a pleasure to read your blog …

  6. I love the wreath and I love Bing! Merry Christmas to you!!

    Love,
    Julie

  7. I love it…..if my Hubby would let me start on Christmas now I would! We actually just set up our lil Halloween village yesterday and there’s more Halloween in the garage.

    I too love the mirror and pips on the front door…beautiful!!!
    Blessings,
    Robin

  8. Melissa,
    Remind me ( and my menopausal memory lapse brain) why you are doing Christmas now. I will try to remember this time.
    Janet

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