I love the sights, the sounds, the smells of the Christmas season. So for me, the next week will be spent planning menus, trimming the trees and decorating the house. ‘Tis the season to spend time enjoying all that is wonderful about my favorite holiday.
Instead of shopping and maybe risking life and limb, I’m listening to Christmas music as I unpack beautiful ornaments. I will never be part of the crowds and mayhem of Black Friday and the after Thanksgiving madness at the malls. I will not be participating in Cyber Monday either. I have a hard time understanding that Black Friday and White Christmas are making reference to the same season.
This will be the first time in three years that my husband and I will be home for Christmas. For the past two years, we celebrated Christmas in Germany and Austria. I’m going to enjoy decorating the house again and planning a Christmas party.
As I finish decorating each room, I’ll try to share photos. As I prepare food for my Christmas party, I’ll share recipes. Hopefully you will enjoy sharing my Christmas holidays.
If you are like me and have a formal dining room, it doesn’t get used much. It is a shame that we don’t use ours very often as it is a very pleasant room. Each wall is part of a continuous mural of scenes from our town done in a primitive style that would have been proper in the 1700’s.
I keep my decorating simple in this room. It is limited to my collection of carolers on the Hepplewhite side board in front of the main mural.
For our Christmas party, the dining room chairs will be lined against the walls and the table will hold all the cakes, cookies and candies. With all the Christmas sweets, this will definitely be one of the favorite places in the house on the day of our party.