After keeping house for 40 years and joining two households 6 years ago, we have many different styles of Christmas decorations in our cache.
I have learned over the years to edit the Christmas ornaments and decorations that I set out.
In keeping with the spirit of the season I set out our tiniest Mexican crèche on the black stenciled magazine table.
I also set out some blue, green, and silver items — some Christmas, some not — on the mantel. (Color inspiration.)
To give the mantel some height and warmth we cut branches of our flowering quince bush which doesn’t usually bloom until spring. It’s been so warm that the sprawling bush is in full bloom. The bees are giving it a daily visit.
We’ll be lighting candles all over the house later today. Party starts at 4.
Is today a shopping day for you?