So... join me for a tour of my home this Christmas. I didn't put out as many decorations as usual but even then... there are plenty. I'll be posting more later.
This is an evening view of the dining area. I love the soft glow of the chandelier and tree this time of year. :)
My mother-in-law and I had the same taste in furniture so her antiques blend in well with my purchases I've made over the years.
ADDED NOTE: Want to play a Where's Waldo type of game? If you click on the above photo... where is Brenda's computer? Hehehe...
Remember this basket I have hanging over my kitchen sink? I discovered how pretty it was when I took apart a floral basket to put the plant material in the compost pile a couple months ago. Beautiful!
My husband told me I was absolutely out of my mind when I went out on the porch in a -7 degree wind chill to hang the dried orange slices and cinnamon stars on the old artificial tree.
It had taken days... first of creating and then drying in the oven to make them. I could not wait to see how they looked on the porch. However, after a few minutes I came to agree with him that one is crazy to work outside in those temperatures.
These are a few of my favorite snowmen. I didn't get out most of this type of snowmen this year but I have to display these. The snowmen trio were hand painted by my sister-friend, Belinda (aka: Busy Bee, BB, or Beebs). It is impossible not to smile as I pass by them during the day.
The snow couple stay out all year long. They were a gift from Stephanie. Sometimes (like now) they sit on the book shelves in the living room. At other times during the year, they like to hop up on the yellow pantry cabinet and smile down on me from above.
I love this Christmas tea cup (from Goodwill this past year for 99 cents). I also think the picture of my oldest granddaughter reading is beautiful.
I really like the look on the buffet, especially at night when the lights of the tree and the chandelier are reflected off the glass and silver.
It was a good day when hubby called me when moving his sister out of her apartment, asking if I was interested in this piece of furniture!
Favorite ornaments which remind me of special people. I'll add a few more pictures soon.
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