Thursday, August 24, 2017

Slightly Out Of Season...

Hello my friends! Hope this post finds you enjoying all of the things your particular season has to offer!

 As many of you in the northern hemisphere know, August in the northwest region of the United States means hot weather. This year is no exception! So in-between short weekend explorations into the forest, I've been keeping busy with very cool and out of season thoughts.

 Like the smell of baking gingerbread, the blast of cold air as you step out the front door and Bing Crosby's memory evoking voice...


It has taken many hours just to get the hutch finished up for the Sweet Christmas Cottage kitchen, and there are many fun and challenging hours yet to come until I can call that room complete.


Everything takes me longer than it should, but with luck, I will have the stamina to complete it. Hopefully in time to enjoy the little cottage for the real Christmas season.


Next post, I shall endeavor to have more to show and tell!

Ho Ho Ho!
Jodi



30 comments:

  1. yummy... I'm getting hungry looking at your pictures.

    Looks wonderful, can't wait to see it in the Christmas cottage!

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  2. I love the glass bowl filled with Christmas cookie cutters as well as the adorable gingerbread house, not to mention the lovely way you have stocked each of the shelves of your kitchen hutch; Just Perfect Jodi! And seeing your sweet display of seasonal treats is definitely putting me in the mood for a Bing Crosby "White Christmas" :)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It has been fun to indulge in all of this whimsy, though I am not looking forward to the gray cold that accompanies the season!

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  3. jodi, only 4 months to go - you are on the right track. the gingerbread house is priceless - love it!

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    1. Yikes! That sounds so close! Thanks, Marion! I hope it is enough time!

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  4. What a wonderful display of deliciousness!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Alexandra! I wish I could eat them! :O)

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  5. hihi: https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasCount/videos/1294967067281523/

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  6. This hutch looks like Christmas is already here. I love everything and especially the gingerbread house. (Do people actually eat gingerbread houses in real life scale?)
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thanks, Drora! I think some do, but I could not bring myself to eat it! I would eat the leftover materials, though! :O)

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  7. Well, there you go, Christmas done and dusted.....on to Easter! That's the thing with us mini folk we do like to plan ahead. Well done you it is all lovely. Marilyn

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    1. Thanks, Marilyn! You are so right! We do tend to plan early, and I hope I have planned early enough! I keep meaning to take on small projects, but somehow I seem to complicate things and take way longer than expected. I better start my small autumn house in December! :O)

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  8. Hello Jodi,
    Only 122 days to go! Yay! I just love the hutch! The colors are all perfect and the piece feels very festive. The gingerbread house and the jars of candy are me favorites. Great job finishing the furniture as well. I cant wait to see more.
    Big ho ho ho hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks, Giac! My parents didn't buy what they called "junk" growing up, but my grandma sure did! She had every new kind of candy, pop and all the home baked goodies a kid could salivate over. Her name was Eleanor, and this kitchen is my interpretation of the magic I experienced in hers. I have no hope of grandchildren for a long time, but if it ever happens, I know the magic I'll create for them!
      Big ho ho ho hugs back! :O)

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  9. Well done! :D I love all the goodies, but man, do I want cookies right about now.

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    1. Thanks, Brae! I want cookies, too, but I never seem to buy or bake the real ones!

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  10. The smell of gingerbread is in the air and strains of "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" fill the kitchen as the cook busily works...what a lovely display of festive goodies you have arranged on this dresser. So many pretty things to admire and add to the festive air that permeates a home at that very special time of year...very beautifully done! Cheers, Alayne

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    1. Thanks Alayne! I'm so glad that you enjoy it, too! At 28 & 30, neither of my kids is into decorating anymore. They don't seem to want to give me grandkids either! At least this way, I can enjoy the Christmas magic any time I like, and it's much less work to put away by myself! :O)

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  11. I love this! It's the height of summer at Christmas time over here so we don't get to enjoy the wintery wonder that is a Northern Hemisphere Christmas.. One day!:D
    I love your candy jars, did you make the little candies? They are adorable! And the Gingerbread house too? Love the little jug of utensils and the measuring spoons hung on the side. Christmas at your Grandma's house sounds like it was a delight!

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  12. Thanks, Sam! I remember the first time I realized that your seasons and holidays were opposite and thinking how both fun and weird that would be! I dream of one day getting to experience AU, no matter what time of year it is!
    I did not make the candies - that would have been a nightmare and would not have ended well, lol! I did assemble and decorate the gingerbread house, and that was great fun!
    I mostly just painted stuff, filled stuff and added labels. It was fun to shop for all of the ideas, though! :O)

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  13. Oh my gosh Jodi it looks amazing. You've been working so hard and it's paid off. You keep raising the bar on your skill. Amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Kat! That's so very nice of you to say!

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  14. Hi Jodi! I can't believe I didn't see this post sooner! I think the details you have added to this fantastic hutch are just Deliciously divine!!! It certainly starts to build the anticipation for all the seasonal goodies.... gingerbread will always be a favorite of mine... not to mention hot cocoa.... and sugar cookies... and gumdrops... and.. and.... well, okay I just love everything about Christmas!!! LOL! (The one thing missing in my Secret House project is a kitchen!.... So I am eagerly vicariously enjoying yours!)I can't wait to see more!

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  15. Thanks, Betsy! I am just wrapping up the little projects that will complete the kitchen - it's been so much fun to work on! I hope you will be delighted and it will inspire Sugarplum Dreams! :O)

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  16. I am so pleased I found you, what a terrific blog!! Love your miniatures, such great colours too. Mini Hugs, Jean

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    1. Hi Jean - I am so honored that you stopped by! I have loved and been inspired by all of your minis for years! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an encouraging post! You made my day! :O)

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  17. This is one of the most delightful miniatures rooms I've ever seen. This goes into my list of inspirational bookmarks. There are so many lovely details. I just keep looking at it over and over.

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    1. That is so very nice of you to say, Deborah! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a comment! I hope you'll come back and see the progress!

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