The dining room is set for the younger generation's Christmas dinner.
The Santa and sleigh over the mirror is a fillet crochet piece I did years ago.
The dishes are Mikasa Holly,
which my Mom-in-law has gifted me each Christmas,
I have a full service now.
Both tables (the "adult" and "kids" - almost all the kids are of legal age, but they are still our kids)
were set with silver flatware from both of my grandmothers.
This tablecloth was an antiquing find.
It still had it's original labels and was in perfect condition.
I love that it works for Christmas without being a Christmas tablecloth.
This is part of my Santa collection.
My favorite is the first on the left,
it is Santa from
A Nightmare Before Christmas.
I love him most because my sister found him a few Christmases ago on ebay.
My sister does not do antiques or ebay,
but she loves me that much.
This angel is a year round decoration.
At Christmas he holds my little angel in a bell ornament.
"Every time a bell rings
an angel gets his wings."
I keep my little village collecting contained in this beautiful terrarium,
a birthday gift from my parents,
the light up church and several of the other pieces inside were also from them.
Our front parlor,
or as we call it "our morning coffee room,"
has an electric fire place.
The angel above the fireplace was a gift of my Mom and Dad's making.
Mom's design, and Dad's woodworking.
They used old wood from the shed in the yard of my childhood home.
Oldest son made this sweet watercolor in cub scouts many Christmases ago.
This one has no sentimental value,
just for giggles.
At Christmas, I add this silly girl to the wreath that I keep on the inside of our front door all year.
We had a Merry,
hope you did too.
enJOY Your Blessings,