I wasn’t sure I’d post today but I thought that I might bring cheer to some of my readers. I’m sharing my home with you today. Like most of you, we’re shut down and it’s a shame to not share our decorations with others. Usually our home would be full with our boys and my DIL and it’s so sad to be here alone. We certainly have many blessings, among them the impending birth of our first grandchild! Oldest son who works ER got vaccinated yesterday. Oh will the day come when we all have access? Soon?
Let me share and hopefully give you a smile and some cheer:
This is one of my favorite scenes. There’s something about a mantle with stockings that I find heart warming.
I know so many of you have trees overflowing with meaningful ornaments. The Lyon’s, not so much!
If only I could welcome you to my home for a lovely gathering!
Love this quilt made by local quilter Lana LaPlante.
My decorating style is to use “ploppers”, pre-arranged baskets or vessels that just need to be, well, plopped down. It works well for me. I am not one to fluff and puff my decor. A few of my favorite ploppers:
I kinda went wild with the fairy lights this year. I love the gentle light they give.
The boys still enjoy going through these favorite books.
Yes, He is Prince of Peace.
And this is my favorite, a sweet, tiny nativity with just a wee little light. Right now faith is what we need and what sustains me.
We are doing a spin on our traditions. Christmas Eve we traditionally have homemade Chicken Noodle Soup before going to church. I’m avoiding the service this year but maybe we’ll drive around looking at lights. Christmas Eve dinner will be Wild Rice Soup, soooo good!
Christmas Day we usually go to IHOP for breakfast, then catch the first showing of a movie, followed by a late afternoon dinner. This year we’ll be dining on Crab Cakes, Cauliflower/Pomegranate/Pistachio Salad and Twice-Baked Potatoes. The poms come from my yard and we had a bumper crop this year. It’s an odd menu, but one Hubby will enjoy too.
I am focusing on the joy that is still here in this Season of Hope. I pray that next year we will find ourselves attending large gatherings, hugging and traveling. Merry Christmas dear readers. I’m sending you a big, warm, virtual hug. We celebrate Hope.
If they are posting on Christmas Day, I’ll be linking up to: