Happy December, everyone!
While travelling home from Pennsylvania over the Thanksgiving holiday Galen and I decided to take the "scenic" way home and avoid 95 as much as possible. Travelling along the back roads we were able to enjoy all the bright Christmas lights and decorations that were on display and enjoyed the Christmas music in the car.
I am now in the Christmas spirit and ready to decorate Mourning Dove Cottage for the holidays.
I always start with the mantle for some reason. Maybe it's the easiest place to start.
I decided to make it simple this year with two hurricane lamps, candles and a white ceramic and gold angel. I wrapped the greens with a light mauve and gold sheer ribbon and added some red berries.
It gives off a warm glow at night when the candles are lit.
I hung Otis and Riley's stockings (my two very spoiled dachshunds), and I'll be adding the granddaughter's stocking soon. (I have to buy new ones this year.)
So, while I enjoy my coffee by the warm fire this morning, I am thinking of new ways to decorate the tree and the dining room and the kitchen and the outside and all the other nooks and crannies in the house, not to mention the outside.
The boxes have been brought down from the attic.
Now I just have to find a place for everything and let my creative juices flow.