BARNEYS Christmas • Baz Dazzled….is a BUST

I always go to BARNEYS first to buy my Christmas Ornaments.  This year I was NOT Bedazzled by their BAZ DAZZLED offerings.  But, for about $5500 you could pick up the ones pictured here.

 

BERGDORF GOODMAN’S Christmas Windows 2014 • Authors

Bergdorf has done it again.  Their Christmas Windows….2014.……are spectacular.  The theme is: “inspired”………….the words of David Hoey……the talented man behind these windows.  The theme this year is: A LESSON IN THE ARTS.

This window is all about LITERATURE.  Everything you see is made of woven fabric, soft sculptures and needlework……..the work of many artists.

PECAN PIE and Maple Syrup

My next door neighbor……..Carolyn, also lives on a farm in Vermont.  She gave me a jug of HIDDEN SPRINGS MAPLE Vermont Maple syrup.………OMG!

Silky smooth……..rich and thick………I actually chugged it.

Flavor so rich and intense it spurred me on the bake my annual PECAN PIE.

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You can get your own jug from their country store.

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OK.  Maple sap does drip from birch trees……….

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Instead of  a pie dish………..I pressed the dough into a 9″ square pan.  Baked it for about 30 minutes until golden brown.  Added the pecan mixture and baked for 40 more minutes………cooled in the pan……and cut into 1″ squares.

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BUT……….instead of the syrup or honey I used maple syrup.  Oh what a treat.  My guests gobbled them up.

 

 

Meet MOSES at the West 76th street FLEA MARKET

Sunday morning at the local Flea Market on Columbus Avenue.………you can meet MOSES.  A very charming man……. selling yardage of silks and satins………plus

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS..…………bejeweled with silk ribbons, pearls, crystals and beads.

Purchase a few……they will add some elegance to your tree.

 

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“COCO CHANEL…….a “must have” for any fashion forward person.

POTTERY BARN…….. getting ready for Christmas

My problem is solved!  How to jazz up my Christmas luncheon table.

[Martha would be sooooooo envious]

Thank you POTTERY BARN.

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CHAMPAGNE BUCKET……….holds 4 bottles of BRUT beautifully.

My Friend BILL has a friend named BOB

In my art studio I have a bunch of props…………..so we decided to try out a few on Bill’s friend BOB!

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I think this may be the best look for BOB.  YES??? / NO???

Sometimes Life is just a BLUR………..

Life goes by so swiftly…………..some of it just a blur.

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Choosing my mask for a fancy dress ball.

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