Joy in Winter

Spread the Christmas tablecloth and place the matching plate next to the mug of steaming hot tea.  Take two Split-Second cookies out of a tin.  The ones I baked for knitting. A bite of shortbread cookie with raspberry jam. Try the fig one. Nibble slowly, make them last.  Sip the almost scalding tea.  Savor the combination.  Open the book you’re reading for book club. (Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner-1972 Pulitzer Prize- I’d never heard of it until Tess picked it).  Listen to the furnace kick on. Wrap a shawl around you. Sip more tea.  Read until you doze.  Think of the cookies still in the tin. Repeat tomorrow.

I love the Naif Christmas pattern.
It wouldn't feel the same if you did this in July.

11 thoughts on “Joy in Winter

  1. What a wonderful way to spend time during the day. Eating cookies and reading, 2 of my favorite things.

  2. Joyce gave me a tiny sugar bowl in this pattern. I love seeing the items grouped together and the small tempting cookies on the plate. Today I baked a batch of your Prune Cake as mini bread loaves for gifts. I always think of your mother when I make this recipe.

  3. The weather outside may get frightful,
    But your picture is so delightful!!!!

    Cozy, warm, comforting!!!

  4. How those Naif Christmas plates bring back memories of Germany and you! Love that you have the table clothe to match. Happy memory day!

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