"I live and love in God's peculiar light. "
Today marks Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, also marking the first day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Beginning tomorrow, the daylight will last a little longer!
We do not begin our Christmas decorating until this day, since I prefer to use fresh greenery...
This is what we have so far...
Pears and fresh evergreen boughs atop the Library mantel, a bust of Santa Clause sits upon an overturned capital.
Handsome Husband's Birthday gift to me! My new Library bibliotheque!
This was a Craigslist find! Can you believe it? If I told you how much we paid you would hate me. ;)
Olive branch wreaths adorn the doors...I was inspired by Debra of Acquired Objects...she has a passion for laurel wreaths!
Magnolia wreath upon the newly painted pier mirror..
The bow is made of french script ribbon...
Wreath on sunroom door. The baby Jesus rests in its boughs. The table is moved here because we place the Christmas tree in the center of the sunroom so we can view it from all sides. Fresh boxwood and pomegranates rest on the table, entwined with hand printed, wired paper in French script.
I prefer apple green ribbon to the traditional red and green. It cheers me! This little guy is encircled with gilded bay leaves...
This wreath is a special gift for my Mother in Law. I already gave it to her, so I am not ruining her surprise!
We are busy, busy, busy, preparing for Christmas! I have much more to share!
I am hoping that you all take a moment, away from all the bustle, to enjoy the Holidays!
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