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.
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
to the colorful setting
This little Scottie dinner plate is
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