I had to enlist the help of my grandson to carry the heavy mirror down the steps and hoist it up onto the mantle so I could have a look. It fit perfectly and (for now) its going to stay.
Do you make a plan and then arrange when decorating? Or are you more like me and get a sudden burst of inspiration and change things around.
This mirror had been happily hanging on the upstairs hallway wall and without warning, I wondered how it would look above the fireplace mantle.
Sometimes the Christmas tree is in the living room and other years it is here in the family room.
I have been using the vintage glass ornaments from my childhood since I received them when my mom passed away. It surprises me how nostalgic I am as I secure each one onto the branches. I can visualize my dads hands carefully decorating long ago trees.
My white nativity has always been on the foyer table as a welcome and focus when entering the house. Like the mirror, the figures now grace the mantle.
And who doesn’t enjoy sitting by the tree with just its lights illuminating the room
As long as there are little ones, we will set up the village and trains under the tree. Even the not-so-little ones spend a moment on their bellies talking about their favorite house and watching the train circle around and sound its whistle.
The dining room table centerpiece changes each year but the white table-top tree in the corner fits just right.
This large wreath spent many years on the windows by the kitchen table. Now a simple strand of white lights are draped there and the wreath hangs above the foyer table.
Thanks for visiting. It is always my joy when you stop by!