Monday, December 21, 2015


I took a few pictures in the kitchen..not the most interesting place..but it's cozy..there are little red stools to sit on, all painted with cherries on the seats..which you have probably seen if you have visited me very often.  

This is the little island in my kitchen..right across from the stove.  HANDY!
Not a big kitchen but looked much bigger before I put in the island.

I think I put candy canes in about every container that would hold them..
This is my jam jar but since I have two ..well..more candy canes!

This is the bottom of my kitchen lamp over the sink...and... my GIANT candy canes.
There is just something about candy canes..isn't there?
What?  The stripes?  What?!  WHAT??!

My favorite little coffee pot...No clue where I got this ..but I've had it ...forever..

I know..I know...clutter, clutter...
Makes me feel..good.  Probably something deep in my childhood.  :)

No end to the clutter in our household..but it's sort of organized clutter.  Does that count??  
Well...does it?  (be nice :)

Today I finished the outside Christmas the big pine cones I added berries from the back yard, AND all those interesting branches I've been saving in a container on the patio..
Looks least it does to me..but probably just more clutter to some.


I've got the's in my DNA!!  I probably have a cluttered DNA!
Peace and love~


  1. Your house is not cluttered. It's decorated. That's my take and I'm sticking to it. I love decorating with candy canes too. We are sisters at heart. Love all your Christmas things in the kitchen.

  2. As long as I'm not the one having to dust it all...I love all of your beautiful treasures, Mona...your home is a treasure trove and is such a wonderful, interesting, happy place to visit! What you do, is magical! If I were to visit in person, I'd spend hours admiring and taking in all the details, enjoying all the stories behind each of the pieces so lovingly and carefully displayed! It's beautiful!

  3. I think your style is pure perfection Mona!! Nothing closer than a happy home filled with things you love. Candy canes definitely are a charmer and I love to use them in my kitchen decor at Christmas every chance I get. I even love peppermint scented candles. Have a wonderful Christmas"cluttered" with happiness and lovely memories! Jane

  4. Peace and Love to you too dear Mona! My house has organized clutter too:) It's OK with me! Have a blessed Christmas dear friend, HUGS!

  5. Hi Sweet Mona, thanks for stopping by to see the bath, you would have won the grand prize if I were giving out prizes you were the first to comment!!! No snow our way yet, doesn't look like a White Christmas for us. Your home is always so beautiful and decorated with a cozy feel. I would love to be a guest to see all of it up close and personal. I'm wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmas' ever. fondly ~lynne~

  6. We are two peas in a pod...I love "clutter"! You kitchen is so cheery, love it! Christmas hugs....

  7. Everything looks so festive. I love that coffee pot so cute. Your home looks very nice if it is clutter it is nice clutter. Have a blessed day and here's wishing you and your a very Merry Christmas. Madelline

  8. Mona, We just like toooooo many things. LOL. I call is contained clutter when it's clean and not messy. Some times I fear of going too far. :) When you want to declutter, please send me the coffeepot. LOL. I love to see what you have on your counters. I have craziness at times. Our bread box holds snacks not bread. Bless your sweet heart, xoxo,Susie

  9. it is not clutter if you love it and you do, so enjoy. you would be unhappy in my house but that doesn't mean you have to live that way. and i have to say your clutter is beautiful.. i love the santa face standng with the big fat canes... your house is ready for the holidays

  10. Your house is perfect. It is like a trip down memory lane. It reminds me of going to Santa's Village in the Big Bear Area when I was a kid. I'm sure you will always be the memory of Christmas for your family.

  11. We must share D.N.A then Mona because I like clutter too.

  12. We share the very same DNA too!!! There's a BUNCH of us!!!! I adore your kitchen sink!!! My clutter is organized too!!! It DOES count!!!!

    1. are so sweet. Now I feel really IS a lot of clutter, however like you, I'm comfortable with it as long as it's organized. Cold, clear counters, devoid of anything is upsetting to me. We are all so different and yet so alike, yet for those that have clean, neat uncluttered is comfortable to them. To each his own, I say. :) I love looking at other people homes. It says so much about them.

  13. It's comforting to surround yourself with things that make you happy and your collections are beautiful and so festive! I love that Santa in the last pic...I collect them but lately I've been giving them away to any of my kiddos who want some...but usually I find a way to buy a new one each year! I guess that doesn't help to make it less cluttered in my collection does it! Merry Christmas..almost here!

  14. I love the "cluttered DNA" - I can relate to that. Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  15. Mona,
    Everything looks so charming in your Kitchen which is all decked out for Christmas!! Love it!!

    Merry Christmas!

  16. I love all your reds...every house needs a bit of it, I think.
    My living room is looking very Christmas Cluttered...with so many sweet grands around, we get my little living room just full of Christmas gifts aka Christmas it all.
    Merriest Christmas to you and those you love dearly.

  17. You home is cheerful and charming. Never apologize for living with what makes you happy. I love your clutter.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones

  18. Have a Merry Christmas, Sweetie. It's been raining here for so long that I've forgotten what December should be like. Obviously this year it has chosen to be in the 60's and NO SNOW in sight this month. Feels like your area of the country.... Enjoy all of your family and 'blog on' my friend... Blog On. xox Love ya!

  19. Merry Christmas Mona and glad you liked the parade pictures! I love your clutter....our home is happily cluttered as well!!

  20. Merry Christmas Mona and glad you liked the parade pictures! I love your clutter....our home is happily cluttered as well!!

  21. No apology is needed, Mona, for the things that bring you joy. And, you also bring joy to so many others who read and see your posts. Thank you for sharing your life with all of us. And, a very Merry Christmas to yiu and Howard and your family.

  22. Hi Mona...ah so...its your cluttered DNA! Well..that answers a lot of questions! Your house is so welcoming...and so cheery...warm...inviting...I could spend all day there enjoying looking at every treasure you have displayed.Nothing more loved than glass ornaments and the older the better. The Mission is very beautiful too...and I can see why you would love to be there. Have a good evening!


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