I love this time of year,
but getting dark around 4:30 can be frustrating,
especially when you're editing photos and realize
that you need just one extra shot.
I tried to make use of the lower light
and just add a little twinkle.
So, let's take a peek at the Dining Room,
all dressed up for Christmas.
I recently found another French Wine crate,
so I added it here on top of the China Cabinet.
The old basket is filled with Evergreens
and a Winterberry Garland decorates the Crown.
My Little Lamb Tureen is temporarily watching over things
here on one of the China Cabinet shelves.
The Occipital Neuralgia
(big pain in the neck and head)
has still been hanging around, so I opted out of the large tree this year
and went with one of my smaller Lighted Entry Trees.
I had another round of nerve blocking shots this week, (ouch)
and I'm hoping for a better Christmas this year, than last.
Back to the fun...
A William Bouguereau Madonna and Child print
is out for the Christmas Season.
This is an easy spot to change out prints.
I have a hard time restraining myself here on the buffet.
It always seems to have a little more than it should.
I don't like moving my little French Girl,
she's a little fragile as you can see.
And the angle makes it appear even more "busy" with the reflection.
I was planning a post on my Christmas Cloches,
but I ran out of light.
I'll try that again this next week.
I think if I could only do one thing for Christmas decor other than a nativity,
I would stick a little evergreen tree in a silver teapot and call it done.
(but don't forget the plaid ribbon and a bird, too)
I shared a little about my choices for a
Dining Room Tablescape in an earlier post:
"My first plan when thinking about Christmas Decorating, was to find a Red Tartan Plaid fabric piece to use as a base for my burlap printed Holly table runner. I found a large tablecloth instead, and just folded it in two lengthwise. This year I used a large white lantern from Pottery Barn and Holly Topiaries that I made many years ago, in Restoration Hardware pottery by Guy Wolff. I love the high ceilings in this house, but anything that's used as decor on this table has to be good sized, otherwise it's lost."
I hope you'll join Brenda and Myself
Tuesday, December 13th
for our Home for Christmas Blogger's Party.
You can come link up your favorite Holiday
posts till Christmas.
See you at 9:00 am.
joining in here:
Sundays at Home at The Love of Home
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Merry Monday at Twelve on Main
Inspire Me at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspiration Monday at I Should be Mopping the Floor
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life