Home & Heart, Come and Sit for a Moment ... or Two
A few years ago, I found this wonderful set of Radko ornaments, a little yellow striped sofa and chair. The dining room chairs had yellow/white stripe fabric at the time. I'm not sure if the ornaments have ever been on the tree, but they are usually part of a little vignette like this one on a "snow" covered silver tray.
They always remind me of Home during the Holidays.
Spilling Beads & Baubles, with Magical Bird's Nest Sweet Husband found in Christmas Tree years ago
(The black and white stripe ornaments are ones I painted so they would go with the colors I decorate with year around. The stars and double ornaments with black and white are McKenzie Childs. Most of the other glass ornaments are Radko's collected over the last 15 years or so.)
Just a few pictures that I got ready last night from the Festival of Trees. I either didn't take many pictures or there weren't as many tables this year, not sure which one.
The first one isn't really a table setting, although it was in that section. This is what I would need to do if I made a candy tree with chocolate treats on it, put it behind glass. But it is a great idea for a simple table decoration using faux candy or the real thing!
The tables are seldom set for a real dinner or whatever. They are more like you would see in a store with things that might not be edible.
And last, even teddy bears need a place for tea and cookies that is dressed nicely for Christmas. Aren't those socks warm looking!
Tomorrow the Christmas Home Tour started by Tracey at Notes from a Cottage Industry begins. Last year was a blast. Looking forward to sharing more pictures starting then and through December. And also I'm really looking forward to visiting all the wonderful homes that will be in it.
Sweet Daughter called from work yesterday to tell me that Christmas would soon be here. Just a couple of weeks. Did I have a tree? When will I get one? Funny girl.
Of course I believed her that I only had "two weeks" if a couple of weeks was correct. She was fudging on the days to get me in gear.
For years I started Christmas decorating about 2 weeks before Christmas. And tossed the tree almost the day after Christmas Day. When Sweetie Girl went away to college, she wanted to see the decorations as soon as she came home from school. So I began starting earlier. Then of course there was all the decorating going with my on line friends. And that would really get us in the mood as we got to see what each other was doing that year. Now I even leave everything out until almost New Year's.
I still have a bit more than a couple of weeks to go so I think it will be OK. We will go get the tree this weekend. Only Sweetie Hubby will go with me. He is patient as I look at one more tree to find the perfect one. I can tell when he has held the last tree without saying anything about me being so selective. I'm sure he enjoys himself!
The gingerbread village was so aromatic and beautiful at the festival. Isn't that house fabulous. The chefs and companies try to do out do each other. (That one is a faux gingerbread one though.) It took me forever to figure out where I put the pictures from the festival on the computer. I'll get them resized and start putting them up for you all to see next week.