Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Come on in!
Welcome to my home. It's cold, wet and windy today so let's not linger at the door.
The tea is hot and I have some pumpkin bars ready. We can get to know each other over a cozy table.
Rain spatters on my kitchen window. The village is one I painted years ago. On either side I have small glasses holding fresh rosemary and thyme.
Going upstairs I have a pair of rustic wooden reindeer on the landing. These always make me smile.
A touch of Christmas in the upstairs bathroom. I like to use fresh greenery wherever I can.
The only Christmas decoration in the bedroom is a crazy heart pillow tossed on the bed.
We'll pass through the dining room. It's set for a dinner party I'm having with friends.
This paper cutting was done by my daughter when she was 15. I love its delicacy. It hangs on our Christmas tree.
Our tree - always real. The fresh, woodsy scent greets me each morning when I walk downstairs. This year I left off many ornaments and only hung those of gold, white or silver.
I collect nativity scenes - sort of. I don't have many. This is a small one made from masa pan, bought when we lived in Ecuador.
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