Christmas Open House 2014 part 2

by Rhondi Mullins on December 9, 2014

Welcome to my Christmas open house part 2. Today I’m inviting you into my kitchen.  No smells of christmas baking here and not a homemade cookie in sight!

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Everything in here is pretty simple.  A wood advent tree I got at a yard sale years ago. I just added some fake apples and real greens from neighbor’s yard.  There is nothing behind the numbered doors and the red cookie tin is empty.

IMG 5591 2 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2A big basket full of giant pinecones I collected, tied with a big bow.  All I had to buy was the ribbon.

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IMG 5500 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2Bright red apple swags over the sink and wall oven.  I just leave the nails there from year to year which makes it easy to hang next year.

IMG 5492 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2I have a few Christmas dishes and some red ones too which I put on the shelves in the china cabinet.

IMG 5499 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2My snowman teapot and mug add some cheer above the stove.

IMG 5495 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2Every room has to have candles.  Ikea has the best candles.  These ones came from there.  The cardinals remind me of the ones we have at our birdfeeder and birdbath this time of year.

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IMG 5589 2 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2In the corner of the kitchen counter I always have things ready for tea.  This past year I was lucky enough to find these Christmas cups and saucers and teapot.  Have you read The Christmas Cup of Tea?  I know you would enjoy it. It’s a delightful little book.

IMG 5467 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014 part 2I have a little snack of tea and toast ( no cookies remember?) and it’s sitting in front of my clock that plays a Christmas carol every hour.

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I invited a few neighbors in for tea this morning. The table is set, just need to brew the tea. Would love to have you join us if you could.

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Christmas Open House 2014

by Rhondi Mullins on December 8, 2014

Welcome to my Christmas open house.  The house is all dressed up for Christmas.

IMG 5437 2 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014 A wreath over the mantle.

IMG 5432 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014The star of the show is our tree all decked out in some of my blue and white china.  I’ll show you more photos of it another day.

IMG 5446 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014One of my blue and white quilts becomes a tree skirt.

IMG 5571 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014The mantle looks pretty through the candlelight.  Chairs sit either side.

IMG 5447 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014View into the dining room

IMG 5463 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014Looking into our front hall.

IMG 5453 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014The dresser looks festive.  There I am reflected in the mirror!

IMG 5450 2 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014I made a tree with twigs from the yard, painted it white and glued some silver pinecones on it.

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IMG 5456 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014Crocheted snowflakes and handpainted glass balls

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IMG 5451 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014An angel heralds the good news, reminding us what the season is all about.

IMG 5448 500x375 Christmas Open House 2014Extra glass balls get piled up on a platter.

IMG 5572 2 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014Everything looks better with candlelight.

IMG 5436 2 375x500 Christmas Open House 2014Morning quiet time by the tree and candlelight is a December tradition for me.

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Real greens, pinecones, silver and blue balls,  and candles in crystal vases grace the mantle.
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I just love the way everything sparkles and looks so cozy.  All it is lacking is a fire… too bad the fireplace is fake!

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas open house. I’ll show you the rest of the house anther day. Tomorrow, I’m having a few neighbors for a Christmas cup of tea.  Maybe you can join us!

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I am joining The Nester’s Christmas House Tour

Joining Sally for Blue Monday

I am also joining a Christmas linky party with Carol at Art and Sand!

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First Post

by Rhondi Mullins on November 25, 2014

image29 e1416939631455 373x500 First PostGood morning friends

It was seven years ago in November, that I wrote my first post and clicked “publish”.  I had been following  a few blogs and wanted to be able to leave comments and so Rose Colored Glasses was born.   I have always loved visiting other bloggers and having people come and comment on what I had written.  I have seldom had anything profound to say but always hoped that my posts provided a friendly place for you to visit.  It has been fun to share my home with you and have lots of cups of tea and many of you have become dear friends.

Blogging sure has changed since then.  Lots of people are making a good income from their blogs.  And there are so many more bloggers!!

Because I went back to work full time I stopped being consistent with writing posts for awhile, but I missed my friends in blogland.  It has been a long time since that first post, but I am still here, posting about insignificant things , but things that make me happy.

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Things like making little hearts from recycled men’s shirts.

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Collecting old buttons and stringing them together to make a garland for my little feather tree.

image25 e1416937819129 373x500 First PostCutting out mini paper snowflakes.

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Here is my little tree, hard to get a good photo against the window!

image27 340x500 First PostAnother photo, not much better!  (I need a good camera.) The tree was a present from my husband, last year.

It is exactly one month to Christmas, so let the decorating begin!!

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Doodling

by Rhondi Mullins on November 12, 2014

Good morning.  I have been having fun “doodling”.   I’ve been doodling words, sayings and favorite scriptures.  Just thought I’d share a few of the ones I’ve done lately.
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This one was in my lap when I took the photo.   I just noticed you can see part of my feet!
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I’ve even framed a couple of them, with thrift shop frames.

Doodling makes me happy and it is relaxing.  You should try it.  Maybe it will make you happy or relaxed too!

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Come Inside For the Winter

November 7, 2014

I like to have my ferns come inside for the winter.  Some years I don’t do it soon enough and the frost gets them.    We have had one light frost, which didn’t affect the ferns on our front porch.  So I decided to not press my luck and bring them inside today. One hangs […]

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 29-31

October 29, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 29.  I know I’ve missed a couple of days.  I have been having fun lately, doodling words and scriptures, so today’s post features a few of them.  You should try doodling sometime.  It is very relaxing.. GRACE, what a beautiful word. I feel joyful just looking […]

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 26

October 26, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 26.   I tried to find the original source for this photo, but couldn’t.   If it belongs to you please let me know so I can give you the credit.

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 24

October 24, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of  beauty and quotes day 24.  

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 23

October 23, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 23. These 2 little children sit right under the lamp beside my chaise lounge and greet me every morning. For other 31 days posts click here.

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31 Days of Beauty and Quotes Day 22

October 22, 2014

Welcome to 31 days of beauty and quotes day 22. These two prints were in my parent’s bedroom when I was growing up and I always loved them.  Now they are in our bedroom.  They aren’t valuable, and most of the time I hardly notice them. But as I was getting dressed today my eye […]

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