of a mixed celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
As well as a send off for our middle daughter and her family, as they relocate to California.
In anticipation of this send off I decorated our formal areas and the guest room for Christmas before
Thanksgiving using traditional red and green.
white into Christmas decorating.
There is something so timeless, warm and welcoming about adding red and green to our
home during the Holidays.
Poinsettias are such a glorious plant and I enjoy the shape of their "blossoms,"
many people also refer to them as the Christmas flower or Christmas star.
I have used them as a theme throughout our home.
You will see them in various spots of my formal areas- my dough bowl, Christmas Tree, mantle,
chandelier and front door wreath.
A few gold stars and ornaments combined with red deco mesh, red ornaments,
red and white poinsettias, make our wreath and Christmas Tree full and abundant.
This is one of our bright stars that has moved away, his sweet spirit, and his keen mind
brought much joy to our household.
Oh, and he so enjoyed smelling the tulips and paper whites, to be two - is so precious.
We made Gingerbread and sugar cookies and I ordered this adorable gnome from
Rustic Spoonful on ETSY.
They are the sweetest folks to work with, so if you have the chance stop by their shop-
their merchandise is amazing.
Of course, every house needs at least one snowman to watch over things.
My daughter Samantha, who is the creator of Crafty Texas Girls, made this Christmas sign
which I love ! She has a tutorial on how to make this project as well as tons of inspiration.
Drop on by to see her, she'd love your visit.
I have always wanted to decorate our dining room chandelier with garland, so this year
seemed like the perfect year to do it.
I even added little trumpets and you know what... they are actually napkin rings...
I have had the best luck with fresh flowers this Christmas Season.
From tulips to poinsettias and roses.
My tulips wilted away before their stem did, so I clipped the stems off and added them
to the rose bouquet.
I like the lighter green of the tulip stem mixed in with the darker shade of the rose stem.
they were well suited to the white urn, white bead board and checked quilt.
So, Christmas is now just a week away, all of our homes are decorated, much baking has already
been done and we all wait in anticipation of the celebration of the greatest gift in human history.
Have a lovely weekend, my dears!
Please Join Me~
Cozy Little House
The Charm Of Home
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