Thursday, December 30, 2021


Hello sweet friends. I hope you had the merest of Christmases.  It's hard for me to believe Christmas has come and gone. My family all left to go home and I am reminiscing and looking at Christmas photos. I hope you will join me for a little Christmas afterglow!
(It's a little long)

The Foyer

Silver and gold, mostly silver this year. A little silver tinsel tree welcomes everyone home

The Living Room

The living room always has a table-top tree. This year a 4 1/2 foot live tree glows in the window. For this tree I used my vintage ornaments mixed with a few newer ornaments. Most have fur or feathers.

The Study

We have our main tree in the study where we have room to seat everyone around the tree.  We decorate this down-swept tree with ornaments we have collected through the years. Some made by our son and our grandson, some from my sister and brother-in-law, and from our son and daughter-in-law. Also, a lot from dear friends and places we have traveled. This Christmas tree is full of memories.

The Dining Room


Christmas centerpiece

Blue and white foot bath holding fresh flowers and maidenhair fern. The tartan runner is from Williams Sonoma


For the plate stack I used chargers I've had for years, from Macy's, Tartan dinner plates from Williams Sonoma, party plates and bowls from Juliska

Cherubs and my putti collection are souvenirs from Rome

The French Hutch 

I used a lot of pinks this year

I tuck vintage and cards and books along with Christmas cards here and there on the hutch, all from friends and family 

So many little keepsakes and treasures
and you probably noticed I love bottle brush trees

The Nativity Set

from Rome

The Family Room

The Kitchen

I didn't plan on another tree but when I saw this little tree thrown into a bin, half price I knew it had to come home with me! To have been cut and not be decorated is such a waste (to me). It reminds me of the little fat trees in Paris. I decorated it with food and fruit ornaments.

Santa Cookie Jar, Fitz and Floyd

Christmas pink Cyclamen

 If you are still here, thank you. I started a post before Christmas and didn't find time to finish so this picked up where that one left off. I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you were here.





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