Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas in the Junction

Merry Christmas!
It is by far my favorite time of the year. Between decorating and shopping, I always try to find a little time to remember the Reason for the Season. I reflect over the past year, counting my blessings one by one.

Christmas here in the Junction has a flavor all it's own. The college students return to their home towns, and we get to enjoy our little town all to ourselves. There is the tree lighting to attend (why does it always rain???), carols to sing and homes to drive by that look magical dressed in their wreaths and lights. I never tire of this and do it every year.
 Indoors, everyone is busy bringing the festive atmosphere to every nook and cranny of their home - and I'm no different!  This year however,  is a little different. This year I am not only opening my doors to family and long time friends - this year I am blogging my Christmas decorations with a new community of friends - my  fellow tablescapers.

Thanks to you all for your positive comments and for sharing your creativity with me. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and of course all the very best for the New Year.

Christmas Luncheon

I am starting in the kitchen this year, because it has my favorite tree of all! This tree is adorned with the ornaments with the most memories.
All of the "first" ornaments - such as,  first Christmas together, baby girls first Christmas, Grandsons first and so on. It also has all of  the precious ornaments made by my children. Priceless! Each year when I unwrap them, it's like a walk through the past. Sweet memories.

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree....

This year I decided to place a few pieces of the
Christmas Village in the hutch

Let's not forget the tablescape!

Red, Green and Plaid is a running theme this year
for the kitchen -
lucky me I have these colors year round!

Johnson Brothers Victorian Christmas salad plates
with their white background
add relief
to the colorful setting

This little Scottie dinner plate is
just precious 

The red water goblets are new to my table
however the green anchor cut glass wine
glasses are an old favorite

I mix some Spode with some Target finds,
 and even some
consignment store 'treasures'

Because this is where we will have Christmas breakfast
it is grandbaby friendly

One last little corner

Merry Christmas Everyone!
I'm linking to Seasonal Sundays and Between Naps on the Porch - join me and others as we celebrate the the joy of the season


  1. Love those scotty plates!Everything is very pretty.

  2. Ditto on the scottie plates! Too cute. The plaid edge looks perfect behind the other plate, too.

  3. Love your Scottie plates!!! And the Christmas tree plates are perfect on top -- breaks up all that plaid! Love your kitchen Christmas and your beautiful table!

  4. I just discovered your blog and am so happy I did. Your home is so warm and inviting. I had thought not to put up our Christmas village this year but you've inspired me to do a few pieces here and there.


  5. I love how full your tree is. It just looks fun! I also love the use of tartain. Nothing screams Christmas without some tartan plaid mixed in.

  6. Beautiful! Your home looks so festive, warm and cozy. Love the tree, too.


  7. I tried to comment yesterday, but Google wouldn't let me again! I love plaid and your table looks just so warm and wonderful! I bet your house is all beautifully decorated for the season!

  8. Beautiful. I like the gingerbread box stack. Your memory tree is so special.

  9. Your home is so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Of course my eye goes right for the tablescape. I love those green goblets. It's a wonderful shade of green. Where did you get them??? And the Scottie plates with the plaid border steals my heart. Just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry it's taken me so long to get to visit. It's such a busy time of year.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Your home is so beautiful and I just love your tablescapes. I am just a lady with simple tastes but would love to sit at your table and enjoy all your beautiful decor. Merry Christmas

  11. I love it all! You're home looks just great, so festive and charming. I love the Spode china and also the Scottie plates, unique! You haven't overlooked any detail...I totally love it!
    Merry Christmas again my friend.