Finally, the Christmas box is out of the living and things are shaping... perhaps not completely but well enough to make me happy with my quiet time in there! Because of a decorative light problem I did some changing about to make it all work.... the mantel and the tree in the corner are finally complete!
Here is one of the several changes that have happened that I wrote of in my previous post....
We have arrived at a juncture in life when neither of us was willing to put the big tree up.... so We are enjoying our year round trees in new venues and new purposes.... it surely is much easier!
I had a lovely wrought iron planter as the centerpiece for the mantel, but it was a royal pain plugging the lights in so I switched it for this sweet medieval lantern
So now the living room is aglow with lights..... I do enjoy them so!
The sweet vintage ceramic tree hubby's mother made over 50 years ago.... hard to believe we lost her over 45 years ago.
So there by the door is my favored arched planter.... I like it there because that outlet is connected to the switch by the stairs and serves as our night light in the evenings!
But because of the rough iron I must use cloths on the surfaces.....
A bit of a wider view on into the dining room...
I must say the lights of Christmas certainly dissipate the drear of rainy days
I am still loving the Christmas tray that I mother painted and sold in a Guild craft show at least 25 years ago that I found in a local consignment shop... I posted about it last week.... It really boosted its persona when I simply removed the sad ribbon and sanitized it nicely.... I can feel mama smiling down on me as I am typing this post!
I know, previously, I had Mr. and Mrs. Fox visiting on the hutch.... I think I am liking the look just fine this year.... everything in its season of life!
This year I am loving the red and white gingham ribbon with the red and white dishes.... I really must find another roll of that ribbon... maybe a trip to Michael's is in my future!