|Our smaller tree fit nicely in the entry hall...letting it be seen from four rooms.|
|Dining room and parlor are on the front of the house.|
I had to rework the dining room table because my garland and bowl took up one third of the top of the table. It looked great, but was large...so I pared it down a bit so I would have room for place settings. I have not decided if I will use placemats or a table cloth. Both of the Christmas dinners will be during the day...so less formal. I am still thinking about the table top design. I will take some pics once I have set the table.
|I love the sculptural qualities of pine cones. They lend great texture to a room too.|
|Maybe too many pine cones here!|
|Better without so many pine cones.|
|A simpler look for the dining table centerpiece.|
Now that I have decided to use a white tablecloth, I must decide which dishes to use....my white Mikasa Countryside Italian dishes that are my every day dishes, my navy and white wedding china, or the blue and white Spode plates. (I also have Spode yellow and white chargers.) Let's nix the white ones. I want some color on the table. That leaves the two blue and white choices. I am just not sure right now. I will surprise you!
|Having the tree in the entry hall kept the great room floor space open.|
|All cozy and ready for us to just hang out and relax with the kids.|
There is a tv in the armoire and a cd player on the tea table. This room may be small, but it is not lacking in electronics. :-) It makes a great refuge from the large flatscreen with ballgames.
|Byers Carolers will sing what ever I put in the CD player. Neat huh!|
I am ready for Christmas! I hope. :-)
Having my children come home, having a warm home for them, and having sufficient food when others do without, and being loved,...I am blessed, and thankful.
This week our minister said that his six year old daughter asked him a question. She asked "will the poor kids have Christmas too." Then he said to us, the congregation..."we know the answer to that question."
There are people in our church who gave enough money to purchase food to fill eighty food boxes, to be delivered to those in need in our small community. There are wonderful people in the world, despite what the news shows tell us, and many live in my community and attend my church.
I wish you a wonderful time during this season of spiritual renewal. Pass along a few smiles,a few hugs, and offer up some random acts of kindness... just because.
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