Okay... so for some I'm a little late yet others haven't even celebrated yet.
I hope you had (are having) a wonderful Christmas and were able to take some time* to really soak it all in as well as sit back and relax.
Really, I'm serious - I've heard of people having time to relax during the Christmas season. Well, I guess it could be an urban legend since there's no way to prove it.
Just like everyone else December was a very busy month for me and just like many of you, I didn't quite get everything done that I had planned for the season. (There's still one gift waiting to be delivered)
I had big plans for this table and while I'm happy with the way it turned out, it wasn't all exactly what I had in mind when I planned it.
The Ghost of Christmas Present from 'A Christmas Carol'. I'm not sure which version I'm remembering but one that was in color where Christmas Present is seated on a throne surrounded by piles of food and general abundance.
That image always makes me smile.
Here are a few photos of other Christmas decorations around the house.
|This lovely group was from Southern Living at Home many years ago.|
|Cute little sleigh is another GW find.|
|A good example of where I just didn't quite get everything finished... like adjusting the garland to hang straight and adding the faux trees to the Christmas village.|
Happy accidents just make my world go around!
* (My mantra for the entire season is "I have more than enough time to get everything done". It may sound like a lie but it keeps me from getting too worried and nervous. It actually worked so well the first year I started it that I was able to get all my handmade gifts completed and still take time to sit down and read at least once a day.)
I'll be linking up at Between Naps on the Porch, Cuisine Kathleen and The Tablescaper this week. My thanks to these gracious ladies for allowing me to share my love of tablescaping on their blogs.