Friday, December 10, 2010

Festive Photo Challenge

1.  pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival: festive decorations; a festive meal.

2. joyous; merry: a festive mood.
This weeks  Photo Challenge was to photograph something Festive.
Keeping in the spirit, I got glitter in my eye yesterday at a party and now it is scratched and blurry and I  have a homemade eye patch on to try and settle it.
To me Festive conjours up images of colourful things.  This is a gift I am about to wrap.  Some colourful packs of decorations and some tea towels. 
And of course food.  Food is what almost every festive occasion is centered around.  I made these yesterday for my Breast Cancer fundraising group (the Desperate for a Cure Housewives) Christmas party.  We all pick a secret Santa name, they buy a toy that has some connection to that person and then we write a story, poem or song about that person.  All toys then go to a woman's shelter.  The person that got me actually wrote and sang a song about for it on I tunes.

I got my name mixed up and bought for the wrong person, but it was all for the cause.

I am not a traditional Festive Christmas person.....I don't have many decorations.  I did find this vintage (style) garden of Father Christmases when I was in Chicago ( and hung them from the mantle to prove that I do have a Christmas Spirit.

Next week, I know you will all be busy.  I thought we could skip the challenge until the new year.
I will post the challenge closer to the time.
Add your Linky Thing below.


  1. Beautiful cupcakes.
    Those Santa's must be having lots of fun, see how red they are in the face.

  2. Love your photos, Chania. The cupcakes look scrumptious and I love your Santa garland. Please take care of that eye. Ann

  3. Ow! that eye sounds painful, take care! Love your cupcake picture, I joined in your little decoration party with today's post

  4. Hmmm...a glitter poke in the eye...doesn't sound good. Take care. I hope you have sparkles on your eye-patch LOL!
    Cupcakes look fabulous!

  5. Sprinkles in the eye! Ouch! Your little santas are cute....and believe it or not (ahem) in spite of the decorating I have done...I could take it or leave it. The process is fun for me. I mean last year i put up my christmas crap like 5 days before christmas, and it was only the tree....the year before I took it all down boxing day. (I am ot allowed to do that again, I called called a scrooge)

  6. Great choices for festive photos! I hope your eye feels better! Glitter is painful!

  7. Those cupcakes look awesome, Chania! So glad to have met you and your blog through Tamarah! I tried to join your linky party but it hooked up to the wrong post :( I'm going to see if I can delete and try again...

  8. OMG, I fixed it! But can't get rid of the wrong one. If you can delete it, feel free. Now I'm in the festive spirit!

  9. The cupcakes are indeed quite festive and make me want to bake! Which is what I am going to do this weekend. I feel as if I am juggling way too many balls in the air evidenced by the fact I actually forgot about this challenge and it is one of my favorites!

  10. Chania, I love your idea of festive and your photos are wonderful as always! I hope your eye feels better soon!

    Kat :)

  11. Your photos are luscious! I'm certainly getting into the *mood*.

    happy day!

  12. Chania,

    Your images are just perfect and the cupcakes look luscious!

    Come by and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!

    Art by Karena

  13. First off, thank you so much for hosting this challenge each week. It is so much fun and it has brought new friends together. I am loving your banner. I should look for one for my home. Or maybe make one like Retha did. Have a Happy Holiday! Kit


I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania