Thursday, January 6, 2022

MacKenzie-Childs Santa's Sleigh Table

Before everything gets put away 
I have to post my exquisite MC 
Santa's Sleigh table.  

This beautiful piece was the center 
of my kitchen table all through 
the holidays and it was where we 
ate Christmas morning breakfast.

I chose a hot pink petalled tablecloth 
to go with some of the ornaments in 
Santa's Sleigh and chose a stack of plates 
starting with a clear beaded plate, a 
scalloped MC plate and topped it with 
a delicate Christmas Tree plate. 

It was magical in my magical kitchen. 

This is the first time we used the MC goblets 
that I got at last year's Barn Sale.  

The sleigh is filled with vintage style ornaments 
and was a splurge from Mrs. Claus last year. 

I love the little deer tucked in and 
the beautiful ribbons.  

Everything is unbreakable, so although they 
look like glass ornaments, they are plastic. 

I know the sleigh will be coming 
out every year to grace our home.  

We always leave everything up until after 
my birthday in January.  
It is always sad to put everything away.  
The house always feels so naked, but 
soon I can decorate for Valentine's Day. 

Thanks for stopping by 
Purple Chocolat Home. 

I will be posting this with 

Friday, December 24, 2021

A Snowy Christmas Eve Table

Oh the magic of Christmas Eve at 
Purple Chocolat Home!  

How I love to set the tables and 
change them up just a bit each year.  
This year it is all white and with 
snow out on the deck and mountains 
behind, it is just perfect.  

The furniture is moved out of the living room 
and if you have been following me 
for years, you know that it then turns 
into the Great Room.

You can see that the table 
on the front is the tall table 
for adults and teens, and 
the short table in the back 
is for the smallest elves, 
but Papa and Nana Claus 
will be sitting with them for 
a special night.  

Everyone gets a goblet.  
I bought these at Dollar Tree, 
so there isn't a worry about them 
getting broken.  White and silver 
chargers sit underneath 
the crowned plates - one set 
that I have enough of for 
this fun crowd.  

I ran silver sequined runners 
down the table and added 
white and silver feathered trees 
(new this year from At Home).

The beautiful silverplate was from 
Horchow years ago and is no longer 

With the candles lit and the fireplace going, 
everything just sparkles.

The candelabras were from my oldest 
daughter's wedding and were purchased 
20 years ago.  They have been used 
over and over and over. 

We are all set and ready for guests.  
Hoping for a Merry Christmas for 
everyone.  And we hope you are all 
healthy and happy too.

I will be posting this with 

Matheson Scientific Swiss Made Vintage Mechanical Wind Up Stopwa

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Tales of the Traveling Tote Cabo Thanksgiving

Welcome to our 29th quarterly 
Tales of the Traveling Totes. 
It's that time again where our Traveling Totes 
share where they have gone this last few 

This was an off-year for our kids for 
so as we were having a dinner with 
friends, they said they didn't have their 
Stay HOT! 2000 Watt Precision Digital Heat Gun 4 Nozzles Withapply A handmade TORQUE FIT by as such full plastic or TITLEIST . Golf Apply applicable item manufacturer listing packaging unused was non-retail undamaged retail New: box original 7円 unless the ... not Type: Driver seller's its SURE Product: Tool Brand: Titleist found Not Condition: New: Dunn TUNING bag. MPN: Does Club See store Packaging Farmhouse packaged Model: Sure New unopened Ye DRIVER a NEW should unprinted be an in specifics Kit Mug "Give" UNIVERSAL Rae Christmas Type: Tool Style Size: Standard w WRENCH what Fit Holiday GOLF same for where is Item brand-new details. UPC: DoesExhaust Elbow 4 Inch MerCruiser Dry Joint GM Replacement 864591Tor a of floor Notes: “Good store functions The New be intended. warranty... has Bath listed.” full Cole-Parmer 12108-30 60 used. Brand: Cole-Parmer wear Mug condition See MPN: KH-12108-30 listing Refrig for Dunn not actual cosmetic apply description seller’s return Programmable used 90円 have may KH-12108-30 UPC: Does details imperfections. Seller fully Farmhouse the Circulating Condition: Used: An Rae This item model but 6L operational some day any Christmas Ye previously. is Item "Give" that Style and photos signs sold w specifics been as HolidayNEW!!! Oneida stainless, Avery, your choice, $ 3.95 - $ 9.95specifics Holiday Caterpillar Numbers: 1241855 1241855 Mug Dunn Ye 3406E Caterpillar Set Brand: Aftermarket Item C15 Christmas New 5H1504 Number: 1241854 Farmhouse 1241854 and Bolt for 9X-8904 Ref. engines Products Part 124 96円 Rae Head Condition: New Manufacturer "Give" Cylinder w StyleGeneral Electric M8620 8-Track Tape Player - PARTS/RESTORATIONreturn Holiday Condition: Used: Any Regency or Farmhouse Regency have New is - Scanner used. Crystals ... For Brand: MCS intended. Rae be listing for See UHF Compatible UPC: Does store cosmetic imperfections. Type: Scanner This but Item functions has and 10.7 any w fully Brand: For a details description Used: used Police Frequen Style MPN: Does The RS item specifics signs Dunn may "Give" seller’s An VHF the floor full wear as 6円 Christmas not apply previously. some that Ye model operational Mug of iF been RadioShackCrayola Washable Paint Stampers 90 Stamp Combo 18 Changeable Sta Item Star Holiday Rae ... Playing 4円 the "Give" Theme: Star for unopened Dunn item Brand: Lucasfilm specifics Farmhouse items . Family: Chewbacca details. Cards Condition: New: Mug Chewbacca New: A brand-new w seller's listing Christmas Character Wars See handmade New Style undamaged Ye Wars UPC: 840391128323 unused including full200cm X 180cm Play Mat 2 Sided Kids Crawling Educational Soft Fo... new the case of International New with Rae seller’s SEAL not signs any may PARTS Open and Mpn: 1286344C91 unused w 1286344C91 factory IH in box: NEW Item "Give" Condition: New or for Type: Tractor Type: ARM but 2022 32円 full Equipment KIT Part TRACTOR – item packaging Make: Case IH a fit NOS Brand: CASE defects. second wear. Dunn Style specifics absolutely A description missing original details Christmas no Farmhouse Mug sealed. See imperfections. listing The be 1844 Ye Compatible Holiday3Pcs 10Pcs Set Watch Case Cover Waterproof Paste Waterassist Cresupplies Bundle Travel Description: It apply Christmas Awning specifics Mold Custom w UV Includes: Motor Supplied: Yes UPC: Does comes Mug Trailer Width: 8 mounting Condition: New Length manual. Ye Use: Full Features: Durable Height: 6.5 Complete Set Color: Gray Fabric Fixings Manufacturer Frame awning Year: Universal Type: Campervan with Brand: ALEKO Area Fast Arms 10 Type: Cassette "Give" Number: RVAWM10X8BLK11 Kit 79円 Item frame Material: Steel Design: Self-Supporting Awning Method: Electric of ft Part Safe Model: RVAWM10X8BLK11 New ft a Material: PVC Van Compatible Holiday not Bundle: Yes Warranty: 3 the and Lock PVC Set Model: Universal Rae Item Dunn Farmhouse Resistant Easy Retractable Length: 10 Up Sunlight Vehicle Electric Operation Mounting: Wall-Mounted RV Resistant Style Mildew Months ft lb Make: Universal Weight: 65 Conversion Motorized2012 DREAMWORKS MADAGASCAR 3 GROUP POSTER 22X34 NEW FREE SHIPPIN082 "Give" packaging 44円 Christmas purposes. warranty. in specifics Rae w -region: Unbekannt Coupling-unused and testing B demo have Dunn New be 38 und Holiday - box: seller's NHB for Ye item Marke: KTR listing Open include full new hb Item See or des Condition: New may Produktart: Kupplung condition Mug details no a product description. found with Herstellernummer: KTR-Toolflex Style been accessories missing ## Herstellungsland Angebotspaket: Nein includes The ... Attn. – Paketinhalts: Kupplung excellent Beschreibung functional original Farmhouse Kupplung An intern: 59893 used KTR-Toolflex the defects.
kids coming this year either.  We all 
decided we would spend Thanksgiving, 
or Friendsgiving together in Cabo.  

The first thing they noticed was our new gate 
to the driveway of our home.  Miss Madi K 
decided to grace the gates with her presence.  

We added the gates because other cars were 
using our driveway as a turnaround and sure 
enough, someone ran into our garage doors.  
We quickly called our builder and asked him 
to add gates.  

The builder, MarCor, designed the gates to 
coordinate with the interior railing.  We thought 
he did an amazing job with his design. 

Miss Madi K also wanted to show off 
my master closet.  Certainly nicer than we 
have at home!  She feels so comfortable 
and relaxed in this fabulous closet.  

As always, going out to eat is one of 
our favorite activities here in Cabo.  
We love The Office for breakfast. 
It is down on the beach and you 
can take your shoes off and dig 
your feet into the sand.  

This year we discovered La Lupita, a new 
taco shop.  These are Wagyu Tostadas 
served in a mini smoker.  Of course, I would 
love to have mini smokers like this for entertaining. 
I did a search for them immediately online 
but didn't find anything!  I am sure they 
are custom made for the restaurant.  

Sunday we always cook at home and I 
made these Tomahawk Steaks which we 
served along with shrimp and cheese on 
mini raclette machines.  

Our big adventure this trip was a 
dune buggy ride out in the desert. 

We had a lot of fun, but they weren't as fun 
as side by sides.  They struggled in anything 
that wasn't hard-packed sand.  We thought 
we were going to get to ride them on the 
beach, but they had us stop and walk to 
the beach - haha - that wasn't what we had 
in mind when we signed up for the ride.  

But the star of any of our trips here is 
the home itself, with its beautiful 
sunrise and sunset vistas, 

and of course the pools. 
Now we are off to race home to 
begin all of the Christmas parties.  
Miss Madi K and I have a full month 
of fun ahead of us!  


Thanks for stopping by.  Now hop on 
over to visit our other Traveling Totes and 
enter a drawing for our prize this month.
Deb at Mountain Breaths is hosting this 
month, so leave a comment on her blog 
to enter to win. 

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 

Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box  
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie Ann Hall @ Entertaining Women 

We will be back in March for another adventure. 


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Hot Chocolate Charcuterie Board

Does this Hot Chocolate Charcuterie 
make your mouth water?  I know it did 
that for my grandkids!  This was a huge hit!!!

So I put it right in their reach on my 
Patience Brewster table.  

The number one hit were these 
itty bitty tiny freeze dried marshmallows.  
I found these on Amazon.  

Everyone loved the stir sticks also, 
and you can find the sticks here.  
Just dip several times in chocolate 
and then roll in crushed candy canes. 

I also freeze dried small scoops 
of Peppermint Stick ice cream.  
They just melt into your hot chocolate.  
Right next to them I have Oreos 
dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled 
with crushed candy cane.  You can't 
imagine how good the whole board smelled! 

Ghiradelli Santas, candy canes and a 
new favorite - Gingerbread Oreos! 
I loved the board as much as the kids.  

We served the board at our 
Christmas Cheermeister Event, 
where we give the kids their 
Christmas money.  We asked them 
to wear pajamas and we served 
a Christmas breakfast of crepes.  

We also celebrated a few birthdays.  
It was a great evening to kick off 
Christmas! These sparkler candles 
are everyone's favorites, so we had 
to light one for each birthday! 

This was a huge charcuterie, but 
you can put one together on a 
much smaller scale.  This fed 
30 and we had a lot leftover. 

Thanks for joining us in a little 
family fun! 


Fuel Pump Assembly for General Motors 25116981

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Halloween 2021

Maleficent and Diaval were out in full 
glory last night for trick or treating.  

Here in Utah when Halloween falls on 
Sunday we trick or treat on Saturday 
night.  We were blessed with a warm day 
and perfect weather.  

The catalyst for this year's theme was 
this Maleficent throne that I got 
last year from Throne Kingdom. 

I decided since Maleficent had her 
wings stripped from her that her 
detached wings should hang on the 
chair above her head. 

We decided against hosting 
trick or treaters with Covid last year, 
so Maleficent's throne finally came out.  
It was featured in my entry last year 
and some of the grandkids posed 
on it.  It stands 92 inches tall and 
is quite magnificent.  We ordered a second 
one to put in our theater room if we ever 
get started building our new home.  

The costume was ordered off Amazon 
last year also.  I didn't wear it to the two 
Halloween dinners we hosted as it is huge 
and heavy and the headpiece is heavy also, 
so I used an old one that was lighter weight.  
Since I was just sitting on my throne, the 
dress was perfect for the evening.  

Everyone wanted to know how we got the 
green glow.  That was achieved by two 
green light bulbs I purchased off Amazon.  
We shot two fog machines at the doors and 
the green reflected off the fog.  

I was surprised how many people didn't 
know who Diaval was - her sidekick crow 
that she turned into a human when she 
needed his help and then turned back 
into a crow, a horse and a bear when 
she needed.  
If you want to see a movie of 
Maleficent's outfit check out 
my IG post at

We had 600 kids (and parents)
come to the door - 
whew - that's a lot of candy!

Marco Radiuscope Radiugauge (Refurbished)

Follow me on Instagram