I don't know why I couldn't get going on decorating so quickly this year. Usually I'm done by Thanksgiving weekend. Ah, well. It's up now. And it's going to stay awhile!
In the last post, I showed you the living room. Here are a few more spaces in my little house. At the far end of the living room is the dining area. Yeah, I know. It's a little crammed. A lot crammed.
There's a tree, of course. I love this skinny white one.
Most everything on it is red, white or silver (a few exceptions) and like my other trees, a mix of things I love and things from dear friends.
The table is set, ready for friends!
My friend Barb had given me this sweet copper pot with an arrangement a few years ago. I decided to go with roses and mums. (Now the roses are fading, the mums fine and greens are ready to be added in to replace the older flowers!) By the way, that carnation in the center isn't part of the arrangement -- those were in vases!
I love my Radko music box snow globe!
I have two facing cabinets there. The china cabinet just gets a makeover on the top each holiday.
The other cabinet gets the outside treatment...
...and the inside treatment too!
In the family room, a pretty pared down mantle for me. Usually it has Santa people or snowfolk on it. This time, only a couple!
I got these fellows from an artist friend. She was "peddling" them for someone else. They fit my more rustic cottage style. I did the bird terrarium at Southern Exposure. I was going to put a bottlebrush tree in there but I got the mantle greens up before I remembered and I knew messing with it was a disaster waiting to happen so for once I refrained!
Looking the other way, my little cabinet serves as a bar area. Glass of wine, anyone?
And in the window, one of Lizzie's favorites!
So pretty when lit up at night!
In the family room, you'll also find my Southern Exposure sled. I removed the plastic snowflakes and put on some more rustic, natural looking ones. (And one more since then. Everything in threes!)
This terrific totebag that I won in The Painted Apron's drawing from Jenna is always visible on the door handle -- except when it is in use. Very handy making deliveries. (I also ordered some of Jenna's coasters for gifts and I have to say the quality on everything I've ordered has been excellent!)
My kitchen is very tiny but I do have room for a couple of shelves.
The sheep remind me of my time in the Cotswolds.
I always loved the sheep but they are even more meaningful now!
The other tends to get a mix of old and new "friends." And it's a great place to display a couple of seasonal teapots!
Those are the basics. Bits and pieces, of course are everywhere, but we'll leave you with Lizzie, the model.
Have a wonderful holiday full of family, food, lights and beautiful things!
Next time -- Christmas in London's department stores! Cheers!
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