Hello there. Sorry, I have been remiss about posting to the blog as of late. This is a busy time of year, as you know. I had hoped to share some tasty cookie recipes (like the yummy flourless chocolate cookies I made) and show some scenes of the bungalow decorated for Christmas, but I just didn't have the opportunity until now.
Check out this adorable mini milk bottle vase holder that my manager gave me for Christmas. My husband brought home some fresh greenery that he clipped this morning while walking the dogs. I needed to refresh the Advent wreath on the dining table (photo below). I thought some branches would look pretty in these cute vases. They add a nice Christmas touch to the mudroom.
Here is this year's Advent wreath with fresh evergreens and holly berries. This will be the centerpiece for Christmas dinner. When all the candles are lit, they really put off a lot of light. I also bought three bunches of grocery store white mums and daisies for a few vases that I'll put around the house.
Last but not least, the Nativity scene with some texture added this year -- fake "snow" that I purchased at Pottery Barn years ago. My husband noted that snow wasn't realistic, so I replied, "Pretend it's straw." This Nativity scene (by Willow Tree) is one of my favorite things about Christmas. It's grounding and reminds me every day of what the season is about.
Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful and happy holiday.