Thursday, December 8, 2016

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS






It's finally looking a lot like Christmas! I started decorating before Thanksgiving and working on this post early, made a few photos to share with you but only recently pulled it together. I still need to decide on a centerpiece for the dining room. Last year I broke the big antique crystal punch bowl I always used to hold a maidenhair fern. It was used so many times over the years and was my go to piece for easy and elegant. Well, I won't dwell on that, it can be replaced with something different.  
Get a cup of hot chocolate or your favorite cup of tea and I'll show you around, warning, a lot of photos!



The Foyer
Silver and a little tinsel tree






Lodge Clock withs it's usual mice and critters






The Living Room




This is a little white flocked tabletop tree. I decorate it with special things I love and gifts from my family and friends




The table is covered with a Patience Brewster Peace and Love tree skirt















And underneath the table a lot of special little critters and dolls














The Study ~ off the living room
Where we have our big tree









My desk, where I keep and display vintage Christmas keepsakes
Cards and a tiny music box






 Our tree holds many treasures from our travels











And very special pieces, here, a little cub scout made by our son when he was a cub scout






The kitchen and family room

















The French Hutch








Sarah, we need to go back to Paris, soon!











Mantle


















Jim says I decorate until Christmas Eve. It's true! I will add little vignettes throughout and maybe change a few things. My favorite time of year and I always enjoy old traditions of decorating, I love vintage ornaments hanging on the tree, big colored bulbs on the outside trees and my favorite Christmas carols and music, everything about the holidays. So do tell, what is your favorite holiday tradition?
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