« More pictures from Romantic Cottage Christmas | Main | Around the cottage in December »

December 16, 2014


Cindy Perdue

Karla I always enjoy popping in to see what you are up to. There are some good hosting ideas in this post. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Linda P.

Another dreamy post! I love all the details you include. There was the unexpected presence of Sugarwings during your party, so you adjusted and made her a special spot in your room. Oops! She spilled hot cocoa on a slipcover. Oh, and your hubby wasn't around to help you remove the table leaf, so you made do. Then there were the lovely tips on decorating and food. I just love how your blog mixes the "real" with the "magical." You do that sooo well!

Janet Ghio

I wish i was a member of your book club!!!


So beautiful! I like having the extra leaves in the table from Thanksgiving on - extra work space in between special occasions. I'm sure your book club members had a wonderful evening!

Karla Nathan

Yes, we keep the extra leaves in the table for the holidays too. Then, after, we take them all out, to make plenty of space in the kitchen and put a recliner by the wood stove til spring.

Karla Nathan

Its a nice group, youd like them. Lots of artists, too!

Karla Nathan

Thanks, Cindy! Its nice to heard that I might have something useful to say sometimes! Have a lovely holiday.


What a beautiful party! I can't wait for the mini book tutorial. I'm all about books, especially if they're sparkly!!!

Karla Nathan

The mini tutorial will be up this week. Its pretty simple to do and they look so cute on a tree!


You had me at the baked brie! Recipe please?

Claudia E


I so enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the neat things you do. Your home is just beautiful and the crafts, oh my!

Karla Nathan

Thanks, so much, Claudia!

Karla Nathan

There really is no recipe, it is so easy. Use a pie crust or puff pastry to line a pan. Set the brie on it, sprinkle with rosemary, and then fold in the corners of the crust to wrap the brie. I sprinkle more rosemary on top to be pretty, and bake till the crust is brown. Its really good with fig jelly or jam on crackers. And if you add a slice of pear, even better!

From: Typepad


Karla, this is beautiful. And you're so ahead and decorated. Having the flu, then being away for a week has thrown me into a way-behind tizzy, but seeing this makes me want to just call my girly friends and have a party!

Karla Nathan

Calling girlfriends and having a party is one of the best part of the holidays! I am doing that today too.


Another magical Karla event! I always love to see what you're up to. Thanks for sharing!

Karla Nathan

I do love an event!


Your guests were surely enchanted. Your home sparkles with beautiful things put together with lots of love. Your menu is making me hungry.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

About Karla Nathan

Creating Art Journals

Mini Dress Form Workshop

  • Learn how to make a mini dress form, and get tips on how to embellish your creation. This class comes with ideas, videos, instructions and ephemera images to download and print.

Wire Bird Cage Cloche Workshop Button

  • Learn a simple trick to make these cute cages and cloches in different sizes, complete with fairy image download and instructions too

Birdsong FIVE

Romantic Gothic Ghosts

  • An orange free Halloween tutorial

Romantic White Christmas E-Zine

  • Creative projects and ideas for a lovely holiday season
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...