I finished adding all of my final touches today.
I want to be able to bake this week and do my last minute shopping. I will try to get what I can done after school, and then I will have about 4 days off before Christmas to tidy up the house, and just enjoy this special time of the year.
My apple blossom amaryllis blossomed, and it is lovely. The red one took a bit of a tumble this week. It had 5 or 6 flowers open and just got too heavy. It is still plugging along…but 4 flowers fell off. I tucked them at the base of the stalk and they still look perky.
I love the house at night…with the lights and candles glowing. Now this puts me in the spirit…it's magical.
The angel found a perfect spot on the tree in our foyer.We don't use this door, so it makes a perfect nook for the tree.
I spent a few hours putting together this simmering potpourri. I put the leftovers in bowls on our heaters…we have the old radiators, and the smell fills the rooms.
Here's a favorite angel….
…and several of Grandma Edna's Christmas ornaments….cherished…..
…I made this one 2 years ago….I was trying to duplicate one we had on our family tree when I was a child...
The little angel below I picked up somewhere for a dollar or two…she needed a good home…and I am sure she has graced a tree or two in her lifetime….oh the stories she could probably tell….
And here's another shot of the dining table we inherited from my inlaws this week. Chris and Vince from Town Wharf General Store gifted me a wax polish and it worked beautifully to coat the table and bring out the grain of the wood. I don't even mind the little ring left by a glass that is there….after all…it may have been from my husband's glass at the dinner table 40+ years ago.
And I couldn't leave out C's silver tree. She decorated it with her Rainbow Loom Bracelets. How cute,,,,yes?
Ok….and my parting wish to you as I head to bed this Sunday night….take it slow….savor the season, take an extra glimpse, ask for help, know when enough is truly enough, and most of all….breathe!
P.S. It snowed…but then it rained.