When I wrote Monday’s post about our Christmas tree fail, I mentioned that I decorated other parts of the house and added some poinsettias and candles. It’s almost embarrassing for me to show you these photos for a few reasons. There are so many absolutely breath-taking homes out there in Blogland that are so beautifully decorated that ours pales by comparison. Also, if you are regular blog readers, then it is possible that you are tired of seeing Christmas decorations by now. I think they started appearing a few days after Halloween. I am not complaining…….I just want to prepare you that our decorations aren’t really blog worthy, but they are the ones we have and the ones we use and the ones we enjoy.
I have always loved a pretty table, and I set a table for two for Mr. Right and me. The rattan charges are used for all seasons because I love them. They are topped with a gingham dinner plate that I use for all red holidays. The plaid salad/dessert plates are new this year.
We were given the red checked scarf when we were in Cambodia, but it makes a great table runner. It is topped with placemats from Pomegranate. All mixed up, everything looks great together since they share the same colors. It’s my kind of table.
The napkins are dish towels that I bought at a small village’s market day when we were doing a bicycle ride in France. Dish towels always make good napkins.
I painted the candle.
The coffee cup belonged to my grandmother who died before I was born.
Since I don’t have a tree, I placed bowls of balls around.
The red lamp that I hacked for July 4 came out for Christmas along with some vintage Christmas postcards that we display every year.
This swag greets visitors in the foyer.
My mother painted this Santa.
A Christmas bicycle pillow fits right in.
So does a Santa pillow.