Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to DECEMBER!!!! My header picture this month is a beautiful photo from our trip last year to "Christmas at Biltmore"... Being there to see that beauty just makes Christmas more special for us! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Today I will feature a few of the 'pretties' in and around our house --all decorated for Christmas. In my header photo at the top of my blog, you will see our gorgeous Christmas tree, and our wonderful fireplace. The wreath above the fireplace came from George's family. In the picture above, you will see a close-up of our treetop angel. She was originally purchased to be a part of my angel collection; however, we soon figured out that her place is on the top of the tree--where she can look after ALL of us!!!
The little creche on our coffee table also came from George's family. (When George and I got married, we kept some momentos from both families --but we also started our own traditions.) The creche is very special to both of us---and reminds us of the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
The little beauty is called a Winter Rose. Isn't it gorgeous? Each year, one of my childhood friends sends us a beautiful poinsettia. This one is in the Poinsettia family --but is quite different. Do you like my Winter Rose?
Well---the table is decorated and set, and the china is OUT.... Even the turkey platter is out!!!! BUT--where is the food??????
Since we have no mantel over the fireplace in this house, we hang our stockings on one of our bookcases... Hopefully, Santa will come and fill the stockings on Christmas Eve. I will leave him some milk and cookies for sure!!!!
Finally, I wanted you to see my Christmas Quilt. This was made by a great quilter friend who lives in Colorado. It is so special to me. And--besides wreaths (mentioned in a previous post), one can never have enough Poinsettias in their home at Christmas!!!!
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my Christmas Pretties.