It’s beginning to look a lot like…

I declared it loudly this morning, the words shocking even me as they escaped my lips. I’m in the mood for Christmas! (GASP!) Normally this time of year, I yell expletives when entering stores that have put up Christmas decor before Santa enters Harold Square at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I’ll admit the urge to sprinkle tinsel on a tree and sing along with Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas album snuck up on me. But I’m going with it.

Luckily, stores far and wide are obliging my jonesin’ for some holiday cheer.
I hit up West Elm this weekend to check out their new collection of handmade felt ornaments. I grabbed a few of these adorable little letters for gift tags. Aren’t my friends and family lucky?


And I couldn’t resist buying this lovely wreath for our fireplace. Squee!


That’s about all the damage I’ve done so far with decor, but the siren song of Anthropologie is drawing me in with these cute little Matryoshka ornaments. Wouldn’t they cheer up a tree with their smiling faces?


Last year, I shelled out for one of these Merry Christmas banners (although I only paid $99, not the $128 that Anthro is charging this year.) It makes me squeal every time I see it strung across our window above our couch.


And if you’re as obsessed with letters as I am these days, these little guys will do the trick. They make me want to jump for joy with every adorable pom-pom.


Not to abandon my favorite handmade store, Etsy, for the big names, I found tons of handcrafted felt happiness with a simple search. Want a woodland holiday? Done!

From AstahtoysFrom Recycled Parts

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From Sewn Natural

Originally posted 2010-11-08 15:42:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Merry Christmas Baby…

To you and yours – a very Merry Christmas from The Daily Bacon world headquarters…

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Originally posted 2012-12-25 18:06:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Cookies for Santa – Bacon Fat Gingersnaps…

This year give Santa a cookie he’ll truly appreciate…there’s still time so crank up the oven!

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

Ingredients:

3/4 cup bacon drippings (from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds bacon), at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for the work surface
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses (not blackstrap) or cane syrup
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Head over to The Tart Tart for those and more great pictures…

Merry Christmas everyone!

Originally posted 2012-12-24 20:35:19.

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Bacon Pic of the Day – Merry Christmas…

My best wishes to all of you and your families on this Christmas day.

And thank you to all of the FoTDB who sent me this photo over the last month! I’m late in Googleverse time posting, but wanted to wait until the “appropriate” time ;-)

Originally posted 2010-12-25 11:04:02.

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From the Second Biggest Retail Holiday to the First…

Tonight, after an evening appointment, I decided to pop into a few big-box stores near my house.  I was on a search for Halloween deals and was not prepared for what I saw…in EVERY store…

CHRISTMAS!

They couldn’t wait a single moment.  Trees, ornaments, wreaths…even some of the toy displays were already starting to overflow.

So in that “holiday spirit”…

Get ready for the x-mas with a box of bacon candy canes.  They look like your regular peppermint curled sticks but take a lick and you’ll get a mouthful of pork.

Interested?  They are available now from the Neatoshop for $4.45 per box.

Happy Holidays!

Originally posted 2011-11-01 20:52:56.

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Trim Your Tree – Bacon Ornaments…

Wishing all of you the happiest of holidays!

Originally posted 2010-12-24 21:40:06.

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A New “Sizzling” Yule…

Thanks to Applegate Farms, you’ve got a little something better to watch than that boring old yule log this Christmas morn…30 minutes of sizzlin’ bacon action! Make sure you crank up the audio on this one…

As they say in the video, “Season’s Meatings!

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