The decorations are stored away. The process snowballed, but it is finished. We did have a nice Christmas celebration, but I like to clean up before the new year arrives.
I am finishing the planting of bulbs. Yes, not done with that job. Our fall was so late without a freeze, I kept waiting for my porch flowerbed to die off so I could clean it out and plant the bulbs. Last year tulips - this year grape hyacinths, snowdrops, ranunculus and many alliums. We have hardly had any rain and the ground so hard, I think I'll have to water the bed. Of course I didn't wear gloves and blistered my palms before I realized it. I have been getting coffee grounds from Starbucks to scatter on top of the bed to discourage the squirrels and enhance the soil.
I haven't made any resolutions for the new year. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Sometimes they work and oftentimes they don't. One year I taught myself to knit. I usually don't celebrate, nor wait up until midnight.
Anyway, I thought I'd show you this beautiful cup. My friends across the pond might be able to tell me what they would have drunk from it. It is huge and I doubt they would have filled it with coffee, but would they have had such a large cup of tea? I think it would have gotten cold before you could finish it. It must hold at least two cups.
I love blue and white pottery and the saying on it too. The back and front also have beautiful scenes.
So, I guess my new year's resolution might just include a spiced tea and a cursory think of times gone past, and sing the little poem/song Auld Lang Syne.
PS ~ I found that it is a Roland and Marsellus wassail cup or mush cup. That's is all I'm going to find out as it is mind-numbing looking at all those maker's marks.