Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thanks for Stopping By

My dear, dear friend Marcella told me about a book called Sentimental Living: On the Porch by Alda Ellis. It is a beautiful book and full of great ideas, tips and recipes.

One idea that I especially loved is having a hospitality basket by the front door full of edible gifts for your guests. I immediately thought of my Floor Sweepings that I love to make around Christmas time. Since we are on a non-existent budget I had to make do with some wrappings and trimmings I had here. I filled wax bags, then folded over the top and stapled a piece of stamped card stock to the top.

Alda suggests keeping this basket (I used my grandpa's old enamel wash basin) full all year of different seasonal goodies. Right now I don't have a good place to put this. The bowl is currently sitting on the dresser. My front door opens right into my living room/stairway and I have six little hands which are as curious and think they are as hungry as the day is long. I'd like to find a little table to place by the door with maybe a mirror above it. I am going to keep my eyes open for ideas and I'm open to suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. 6 small hands and 2 very large hands :)


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