Welcome to my cozy blog, Rainy Days and Mondays.  I have neglected it in recent months because Facebook blocked me from posting there!  Why?  No answers from them.  But I manage to tweet and also post from my website blogs page.  So there, Facebook!

Now that I have many boxes of Disney trinkets again (they were in my daughter’s guest room!), I can enjoy them.  She moved me to a studio apartment in 2019, where I didn’t have much room for treasures like these.  But…I thought she gave them away!  Imagine my joy to see them again when she brought them over to me in my new apartment.

Years ago, I created the blog header above that spotlights some of them.  On the right, you’ll notice my Red Riding Hood trinket next to Mother Goose.  I now have those again.

I have arranged them on a bookshelf and on my Baker’s Rack, below.  In addition, you’ll notice Billy Goats Gruff (second shelf from the bottom of the rack) and The Seven Dwarfs, at the very bottom.


I don’t have them all, but I won’t be sad…I will enjoy what I have with me now.

Do you have treasures that you lost…and then found?



My Rainy Days and Mondays blog has been my least active site, especially since it has been blocked on Facebook for some unknown reason.  It still annoys me, as I have received no response as to why…or how to be reinstated!  I have Twitter, still, and I post my website on FB, so those who choose can find my blog there.  Sigh.

Meanwhile, I continue my quest for coziness, which I like to call Rainy Day Hygge.

Since my last post, I have added the newest Madeline Hatter doll, which I sought for more than two years…and I am loving my Coca Cola replacement dining room set.  Two chairs only, but the apartment is small, so it works.


I am adding more books and soft dolls to my favorite bookshelf, one that I bought a few months ago, and which needs more STUFF.

And I have added the newest soft doll, Madeline, to my entry way table:


I have found some great new books to read, and my current one is another from Nicci French.  I love those authors!  What To Do When Someone Dies.


I have also enjoyed watching old movies from the 60s and 70s:  The Way We Were, with Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford; and Barefoot in the Park, with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.  I can’t seem to get enough of Robert Redford!  LOL

What do you like to do when the blues threaten to descend?  What books (or movies) call to you?



Another day of switching things around.  I have ordered a new shelf (above), which will replace the little ottoman, below.  The ottoman will move to another spot after the shelf arrives.

I moved baskets from under the bathroom sink and placed them next to the cupboard, beneath the sign.


Below, note that I have moved my little chest of drawers under the sink, to replace the baskets and laundry hamper.


The shelf is a folding version, in metal, which requires no assembly. As some of you know, I am running out of space on my current shelves, (below).


So that is how I am spending my Hump Day!



When the rains come, as they do sometimes in this dry Central California city, I like curling up inside and layering my interiors with cozy stuff.  (Hygge).  My hall tree (above) greets my guests, and during the Christmas season, like now, I’ve added a few things:  Mr. and Mrs. Santa Bear and a poinsettia plant (fake).


The rest of the greeters remain throughout the year, and include hats, handbags, a Mary Engelbreit doll, Madeleine, and Red Riding Hood with her wolf companion.  Plus, an antique horse that centers the mix.

In the mirror, you can see some reflections of the rest of the room, like my pub table and its own Christmas tree featuring vintage and some Coca Cola ornaments:

The hearth showcases some Nutcrackers, along with the regular birdhouses, and nearby is another hat rack with hats and handbags, and a new scarf with buttons that I got in a Christmas box.  Also, a fluffy boa.  My clock collection above the mantle reminds us of the passage of time…except mine does not.  I removed the batteries to ease time-changing months.


Here is a close-up of the unique scarf, handmade in Northern California:


My cozy Coca Cola dining area holds another of my miniature trees.  This one has framed ornaments that show my grandchildren in their younger years.   A gingerbread bear hangs on the green cupboard.  You may notice I have a lot of red in my home, which, in my opinion, keeps me festive all year long.



I didn’t bring out everything this year…but I may cave and layer some additions to this mix.

Reading is a part of the season, too, and on the weekend, I got brunch at a nearby restaurant.  I enjoyed this Bloody Mary with my Kindle read:  Tell Me Lies, by Carola Lovering.







Because I am watching a lot of Christmas movies…and binge-watching on Prime and Netflix, my reading has slowed down this week.  But I have a long list of enticing books to grab.  Luckily, I didn’t find any new releases to purchase today…because I already have too many waiting in the wings. (And I got a new NetGalley ARC; more on that later).

What are you enjoying during the holidays?  What books, adventures, movies, and decorations are keeping you festive?