Recently Sug, who lives in Glade Cottage, determined that a stained glass window would look nice in the small window near the kitchen sink that overlooks the woods.
The color scheme in The Cottage is generally aqua blue and ruby red with heavy doses of white.
For no particular reason I had started getting hummingbird items for Sug because we have both become fascinated by them. When I saw this stained glass window at Plow and Hearth on sale I texted it to Sug.
Sug ordered it and it came in a few days very well-packed in styrofoam.
When she unpacked it we were both excited to see that the window (18″ by 24″) was in the colors of The Cottage.
And it fit the window almost perfectly.
Ultimately the plan is to hang the stained glass in the top of the window.
Ever since the renovation of the house has been finished we have put the Christmas tree in the front window.
It’s not an ideal place because it sits over a heat register which I think dries the tree out prematurely.
This year we’re going to place the tree between the living room and dining room which used to have a large sound system. One of our large chairs also usually sits in that spot.
We have moved the chair across the room.
In observation the space seems large enough. I have already set down our wood base to make a level spot for the tree stand.
We’ll have to leave that for now because Charlie, Sug, and I are taking a short road trip for Thanksgiving. Our dogs are in the experienced hands of my son and his wife who will be staying at The Glade while we’re away.
I hope you have much for which to be thankful this year. I wish you abundance and love.
Are you a traditional holiday decorator or do you change it up?
I made only a small substitution: instead of Fiori di Sicilia I use 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract and a full teaspoon of vanilla.
In addition to using the polar bear cutter we also cut some dachshunds in honor of our pups. This batter is very easy to roll and cut. It was a pleasure to work with.
Before baking I used a this bamboo skewer to poke an eye in each one.
Since we decided not to ice them, I rolled a little extra granulated sugar into the surface before we baked them to give them a little extra sweetness.
We discovered the cookies baked well with the oven set on the “quick bake” option. We also had better results when we rotated the pan halfway through cooking. The finished cookies have been boxed up and put in the freezer.