Well we need a bit of music when viewing Christmas.
Friday, December 11, 2020
A Visit to my Home
Our creche has been with us since my children were small. Handmade by someone in my church. What I love are the brown faces and simple story of the Christ child.
It sits in the alcove as you enter my home.
If you have followed me for awhile you know I love flowers and nature. My husband and I recently visited a Christmas tree farm, not to get a tree, but just to gather some greens and a wreath for the house. Then from Trader Joe's I added red roses. If you look closely there is one rose that is not red. That is the last rose from our garden at center stage. I love this in my bedroom.
Here is the bedroom. I love the morning light. On the trunk behind the bed is another rose and greens.
They just make my heart happy.
Now we move to the dining room. Here is the wreath at the center of the table. Last Sunday we had teatime just for the three of us in the family. It was peppermint tea with trout sandwich, sausage roll, egg salad sandwich, sweets of Dundee cake, macarons, dried fruit and candied pecans. I think the guys in my house liked it, afterall it was food.
Another glimpse of the table centerpiece.
Love. love bottle brush trees and this one came home from the antique mall.
I sat it in a favorite teacup and there is seems to be happy.
Can you spot the Christmas gnome? Every year he pops up in a different place in the house. This year he is sitting in a bowl of antique tea silver pieces on my tea cart.
So far my family hasn't noticed him sitting there. Ha! My "live-in gardener" thinks he is a bit silly, but I like him visiting every year.
My office needed a touch of the red and green, so another rose and greens sits here in front of my chalk board. The chalk board is gathering words to think on for each and every day and soon I will pick a new word for 2021.
Now we have moved to the living room mantle. This year above the village I placed greens and at night there are small twinkling lights shining in the greens. I do enjoy the little village most of all.
Hope you enjoyed a visit to my Christmas house.
The packages are wrapped and now under the tree.
Baking is yet to happen here, plus just a little Christmas adventures and cheer to come.
Have a delightful weekend, dear friends!
May it be full of Christmas cheer, even if it is just a moment of quiet meditation over a cup of tea.