I didn't do a lot of decorating this year. Our lights weren't working so we didn't hang anything up outdoors and our box of Christmas wreaths is missing so we no longer have those to put up either. We were hoping they were "accidentally misplaced" and might reappear on our doorstep one day but that didn't happen. So we move on.
You've all seen our Christmas tree and it is very pretty with the strands of still working lights on it and all of our pretty ornaments on display. A lot of sentimental ones to remind us of loved ones and times past.
My mother made the glass block present for me several years ago.
I've had this Santa quite awhile now.
The mantle is my favorite. I had a lot of fun decorating it. Thanks to my next door neighbor's row of hedges I was able to bring in some fresh greenery. The pink Fenton bowl belonged to my grandmother and the vintage bulbs came from my grandparents light strings. I just love them. The ornaments in the vase were the very first ones I ever bought when I moved out on my own.
I painted the Santa at a ceramics class I took quite some time ago. This year I decided to surround him with my grandparent's elves. They had those in their home for as long as I can remember. The kerosene lamp belonged to my great-grandmother.
And our table.
My grandmother's tablecloths have been getting quite a workout since Thanksgiving. Because of the red chairs I decided to layer her lace cloth over her red one to break up the sea of red. I like the look. More greenery and a few tea lights for our tablescape.
Not too shabby I'd say.