Saturday, December 20, 2014

Get in the Christmas Spirit at Vaillancourt Folk Art!
9 Main Street, Sutton, Massachusetts

2014 was their 30th year in business!

Every season of the year is a real pleasure at Vaillancourt Folk Art.
They are known for their chalkware Santas.

The decorations are captivating!

This store is magical!

At every turn, you are in awe!

Pretty, pretty!  Which one do I like?
It would be so hard to choose just one display or tree.
Definitely worth visiting in any season!

Next Stop...Scialo Bros. Bakery - Providence, RI

On 257 Atwells Avenue is where you will find
Scialo Bros. Bakery.
This cake would make the perfect centerpiece for the dessert table!

Here is the Chocolate Yule Log with Mocha Filling.  Yummy!

Decorated trays of fancy Italian Cookies are displayed
so beautifully in this bakery.

Cupcakes with white Christmas roses and holly
appear too pretty to eat.

Here comes Santa Claus in cupcake fashion!
Scialo Bros. Bakery makes their own Torrone and marzipan.
Their traditional holiday struffoli is made in an edible candy dish.
Delicious dark fruit cake, sugar cookies and of course gingerbread men
are a few of the delicious items found in this fantastic bakery. 

Constantino's Venda Ravioli

Atwell's Avenue in Providence, RI is where you will find
Constantino's Venda Ravioli.

Yummy in every direction!

Don't go to Venda's hungry or you will get in trouble!

Olives...Oh la, la!

Cheeses of every kind.  How can you resist the displays?

Hungry for a sandwich?  Get one of these popular kinds. 
This Saturday, this marketplace was packed with shoppers buying
everything from gift baskets, gift certificates and the fixings for
their Christmas feast!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cookies for Santa!

Don't forget to leave cookies for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph!
Also, did you know 2014 is the 50th Anniversary of
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer television special?
Remember when...we'd all watch Rudolph dressed in our pajamas?
The magic of Christmas surrounds us even as adults. 
Embrace the season and others as we journey through yet another
magical season of hope and dreams for all!
And...don't forget the milk and cookies!

My Friend, Rose's Enchanted Cottage!

Can you see Rose at the bottom of her stairway! 
She is the decorator of this fancy little cottage.
For those of you who have had the privilege to
visit Rose at her Enchanted Cottage knows
no matter what the season, this home is magical!

Just like out of a magazine...this house wows all of its guests!
There's my sister, Nancy and Rose in the center of the living room.

The nutcrackers sit atop an old chest.

Lots to see...that's for sure!  At Christmastime, it's like
being up at the North Pole!

Santa figurines are tucked in the smallest spaces.

Getting ready for the Italian buffet.  Everyone brought something to
this Christmas season dinner.  Pictured are Rose's chicken cutlets!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Not sure if there will be another posting before Christmas
due to my busy schedule!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Still Time to Get to June's Bake Shop for Christmas Goodies!

I know I've posted this before is worth repeating.
June's bakeshop
135 Pierce Road
New Braintree, MA 01531
Find Junes Bakeshop on Facebook for all Open House details
and...future events.
Some of June's cookies are sold at Bahdon's on Pleasant Street, Worcester.

Here I am with June on Sunday, December 7th.
You can see all of my cookies packed and ready for the journey home.

Are these cookies gorgeous or what?

Cookie pops too pretty to eat!

Oh my...which ones shall I buy?

June's Bake Shop is charming!!!  We enjoyed hot chocolate
and little sugar tree cookies.

Every aspect is a sight to behold!  Christmas music was
playing outside.  It really put me in the mood to buy cookies!

No snow...but it was perfect.  Lots of holly, boxwood along with
little twinkle lights and lots of bows and ribbons graced the little
bake shop.  My friends Nancy and Rose enjoyed this trip to June's
very much!  Can't wait for the next event.
Mmm...I think it's time for a cookie!

Bolder & Fresher at the Wang in Boston

We saw the last Bolder & Fresher Tour on Saturday night, December 6.  Bill O'Reilly's
next show will have a new name!  It was great to be in an audience
with the same persuasion as yourself.

The ceiling of the Wang in Boston!  Beautiful architecture!

More from inside the Wang.