My best and most popular photo of the year was taken on one of the busiest days of Christmas prep, a day before Christmas Eve. Somewhere between finishing the shopping list for last minute grocery shopping trip into town, and chatting with my parents over breakfast. My Mom already had a bunch of orange peel set a side for little stars for a garland. I volunteered to help, too much fun to pass. My Dad brought a wooden mallet to help speed the process, and everything came together. Here is a photo called by One Kings Lane one of the best holiday instagrams of 2014! This photo was also official selection for its_my_week Instagram challenge “my week of festive”.
This time it was a gift to myself. I have been swooning long enough over gorgeous Sunday Suppers Instagram feed and reading online story, so earlier this week I decided to treat myself and bought a kitchen apron. Not just any kitchen apron, but gorgeous 100% linen weave oversized apron that also can be used as oven mitten in a pinch (the edges are finished both sizes for extra durability). The package arrived yesterday, which happened to be St. Nicholas Day (Sw. Mikolaj in Poland). Growing up we used to receive gifts on December 6th, not on Christmas. Here are few images of my new kitchen treasure, styled with vintage fork and spoon brought from a trip to Poland last year.