Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holiday Goodness

a late December trip to Indy...

 warm and welcoming in the frosty near twilight--We visit the home of longtime dear friends for a Christmas Open House party.
bowl of antique lights 

snow on the mountain cake
(We all grab a fork and simultaneously
dig in!  YUM!)

an overflowing abundance of yumminess! 


so cozy and joyful inside!


one of two beautiful trees decorated with antique and newer ornaments

There are so many beautiful decorations scattered throughout this lovely home--truly a feast for the soul.

Christ Church Cathedral--
downtown Indianapolis on the circle

After spending the night in a hotel we eat at a local restaurant before heading home.

3 Sisters Cafe--Broad Ripple

a window (right)

Our food was delicious!  wonderful, friendly service.  highly recommend.

grilled eggplant sandwich with chili (on left)

mushroom potato soup (on right)

view of downtown Indianapolis from hotel room.  No, this is not a grayscale photo!  It is color!  If you enlarge the photo, you will notice some color in the cars.  It was so dark; like twilight all day long.  And free-z-ing!

Cottage Home Neighborhood website   
Cottage Home Neighborhood is a Near Eastside Historic Neighborhood which takes its name from the style of houses built between 1870 and 1900 in this area. Early residents built modest frame cottages in a variety of styles, including shotgun and Queen Anne vernacular. Many of the cottages feature turned posts and spindles, gingerbread trim porches, brackets, and fishscale shingles.

3 Sisters Cafe website

Christ Church Cathedral website

photos by me © 2009

PS:  Once again, blogger is being persnickety.  What you see  (when writing the post) is NOT what you get.  It has its own mind as to the placement of photos and words.  arrggghhhh! 


  1. Such beautiful and festive holiday photos!

  2. I felt as though I was there with you. Glad you had such a lovely time. Yes, blogger can be frustrating at times, LOL

  3. Wonderful photos Margaret, it looks like you had a great time. I love all the old style decorations.

    Blogger can be a real pain, it plants extra codes in the post for some reason. I go into HTML and take them out.

    Happy New Year,

  4. Look like you had a Great Holiday Trip!!!

    Happy New Year!!

  5. So many wonderful photos...especially the ones with food :)

  6. Love the photos! Looks like a wonderful and festive time. :) And although I don't like coconut, I love the idea of that cake!

  7. Thanks for the tour! And so informational! I will enjoy following the links. Thanks!

  8. Looks like you had a great holiday season! Hope you had a Happy New Year!

    ps. love the snow mountain cake.. very cute!

  9. What gorgeous pictures! Looks like a great visit. Wish I could have been somewhere more...snowy :0

  10. What a great pictures , and the food looks delicious !
    you have a wonderful Blog , I am going to follow you :)

  11. Lovely holiday celebration! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

  12. What lovely festive decorations, that looks like a huge tree. I just de-Christmased our house and it looks empty!
    Sunny :)

  13. One of my favorite parts of my city!!! I also love the Talbott street area...beautiful old buildings!

  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your wishes!! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

    Enjoying your blog and all the beautiful pictures. Following you!!

  15. Oh, delightful. What wonderful things to see and share. And I LOVE that "Snow on the Mountain Cake"!

  16. Mmmmmm - gorgeous! I love Christmas =) And, it's making me hungry, too =p Thanks for sharing!

  17. It seems to me you really had a wonderful Christmas time.
    Your photos are wonderful and very festive. All the meals look so delicious.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  18. so nice to get a peek inside your world. thanks for sharing!!!

  19. That must have been wonderful. It all looks so cosy !

  20. Thanks for all of those photos, I grew up in Indy and you jogged some great memories!


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