Dec 14, 2011

The Last Two Pieces of Cake...


Don't you love to sit quietly at night
and soak in the holiday sparkle...

the house is almost silent,
cozy...


sit by the fire..

an implied fire,
may not make heat...

but, 
sure can make you feel warm inside...


a late night treat...


the last two pieces of cake...

my Mr. is the breakfast cook,
but baking is not something that excites him...

once a year
he bakes me my favorite dessert,
Pineapple Upside down Cake...

a simple loving gesture,
tradition...


a simple tablescape,
really it's barely a tablescape at all..

still,
an excuse to enjoy pretty dishes...


delicate silver forks...


and my favorite Rachel Ashwell napkins...

special needn't be fancy or over the top...
just in your heart...


I hope you find the time to sit quietly
and soak in the holiday sparkle..
:-)

Today I am joining...

 
Thanks for joining me tonight...

16 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Bella, that is just so pretty! I love the lighted angel! And pineapple upside down cake made by your hubby? So special. Hugs, Pamela

cecilia said...

Thank you Bella (lovely lady) for your beautiful pictures and words, which brought tears to my eyes. This is why my aging husband and I have just bought our first house together and will be retiring to the country in a matter of weeks. When he gets home tonight, I'll show him The Two Last Pieces of Cake...and have the tissues ready.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful--looks so sweet and romantic!

Olga said...

Bella, your home looks so beautiful and romantic! And those last pieces of cake surely look delicious. That's a wonderful tradition!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Very sweet and quiet, nice change for this time of year...can I come over and sit awhile...maybe a piece of that cake which is my fav or a sugar cookie..thats it and I will be very quiet...thanks for the rest...phyllis

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your setting is so romantic~ i really love the angel lamp

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Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
It is a very cozy and romantic spot to enjoy the last two pieces of cake!
I love your stairs and the paint color too. I also love the angel with the lights-so pretty!
Carolyn

Kathy said...

Hello Bella,
This looks perfect! Warm, cozy and romantic - I was in that sort of mood myself in my tablescape! I hope you have a blessed day!
Kathy

Mrs.Rabe said...

Such a delightful room...I love it!

Deanna

Cindy said...

Everything looks soooo cozy and pretty. And, i'm with you... I LOVE pineapple upside down cake! Yum, now I'm not gonna be able to think about anything else until i make one!

Cindy

Madelief said...

Your house looks so warm and cosy Bella! Your late night treat delicious :-)

Lieve groet, Madelief x

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Love the warm glow of your home! What a sweet hubby to bake for you - those pieces of cake look delish! :)


Hugs,
Jessie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a fun birthday tradition! Happens to be one of my favs too! (Pineapple upside down cake.) What a man! Such a lovely place to sit. The little niceties on the table make it so much better!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a special and romantic vignette! The napkins are so delicately divine!!!

Tess said...

This is so cozy and VERY romantic...so sweet that he bakes your favorite cake. Your dessert table looks beautiful.

Texas Tea Party said...

Beautiful Room! The couch is a lovely soft pink and can be a great retreat for the two of you. The last of the cake is a celebration with all the trimmings. You have a moment of Christmas romance. Is the china Homer Laughlin or Alfred Meakin for it seems so familiar? Merry Christmas and Happy Tablescaping! Pam