In a few minutes, I'll have to start getting ready for work. It's raining, but we're expecting a couple of inches of snow today...just enough to make all the Christmas lights look even prettier.
Right now, though, I'm sipping my coffee and enjoying the ambience of my Christmas decorations.
Last year, for the first time, I decided to do most of my Christmas decorating in gold and white. I did it again this year, but added even more touches.
I'm not a professional decorator, or even as talented as a lot of the blogging and Pinterest ladies, but I thought I'd share what it looks like.
(You'll notice we have no presents under the tree yet! That will change in the next day or two)
|I love to set out little stacks of Christmas books here and there. The one on top here is a Liz Curtis Higgs novel I just won in a blog give-away!|
|I love this little tree I got very inexpensively at TJ Maxx! The angel was a gift from a neighbor family for singing in the funeral of their grandmother|
Another end table with pretty Christmas books.
The Merry Christmas blocks were hand-painted and cross-stitched by a friend years ago.
I love the gold church...50 per cent off at an after-Christmas sale at Crimson Ridge a few years ago.
The pretty little box in the foreground was another TJ Maxx find; I think it was around 4 bucks.
The nativity scene was a gift from my friend Teri. More about her in a moment...
This little plaque was given to me by my friend Teri over 20 years ago. This year is has even more meaning, as it's our first Christmas without her husband Ray, our very dear friend who passed away after a bone marrow transplant last May.
Christmas is all about the birth of our Saviour. But one of the wonderful things about it, is that it makes us stop and think about how much our friends and family mean to us. Cherish your loved ones more than ever this Christmas!