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Christmas Cozy

Saturday, December 17, 2022


Happy Saturday, My Lovelies!  I wanted to share a little bit of our Christmas decor, and a few ways we're getting cozy this Christmas season.

We've bought several types of hot cocoa, and some Christmas teas and coffees.  We love Taylor's spiced Christmas tea and O'Henry's Christmas blend coffee.  There's nothing better than starting the day with a warm beverage when the sun is barely over the horizon.  

I usually make tea every afternoon.  I've received lots of wonderful cards, Christmas letters, and treats via mail.  I've spent a couple of afternoons in my cozy art studio drinking tea and reading Christmas letters.

I want to thank all of you for your cards, letters, and treats.
They have meant the world to me this year.  I am so sorry I have not reciprocated, but next year I am determined to send Christmas letters and cards.

Here are some of the goodies I received via mail.  Thank-you Linda, Patti, Kitty, Kris, and Rita.  Y'all have truly blessed me!
The socks are the coziest, and I love them!

I've already shared our poinsettias in this post, and I'm happy to report they are doing remarkably well so far.

I also placed several cyclamen and African violets around.
Another cozy tip for these dark, short days: add fairy lights to bowls of glass ornaments.

They're fun at night!

We also love burning candles at night.  The fairy lights are fun, but candles flicker.

  I like to change what I display in the middle of our Advent wreath.

Red votives on our mantel

We have several displays of ornaments (NOT on a Christmas tree).

These chartreuse ornaments are new this year.

The ornaments liven up the ivy topiary in our dining room.

Pink wreath ornaments hang in front of our MacKenzie-Childs dinner plates.

I placed faux flowers and evergreens in wall pockets.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of our Christmas decor and strategies for getting cozy.  How do you make your home cozy for Christmas?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Love all your decor and the poinsettia is gorgeous. Love the ivy topiary is so pretty with the ornaments. Have a fun week as we count down to the big day. xoxo Kris

  2. So pretty and yes, so cozy! Happy 4th Sunday of Advent!

  3. Oh I love everything, especially those red votives!! I hope you have a lovely countdown week!! xo

  4. Just lovely and cozy. I'm glad you are doing well. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Warm hugs, Carol

  5. I love all your decor, Ricki Jill. I try to keep cozy year round. I’m all about candles and twinkling lights.


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