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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finishing Touches

I managed to do the Christmas decorating without dragging a single box out of the attic.
Fresh greenery, pip-berry vines and dried fruits, it all looks pleasingly festive.














My favorite Christmas dinnerware is the Pflatzgraff Winterberry pattern, I'd like more pieces (hint, hint )


The 'goodies' arrived today, Walkers plum pudding, simply the best.




"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."


~Norman Vincent Peale

18 comments:

Star said...

Your decorations look very nice. I love the natural look (who doesn't?). I'm glad you're still enjoying the Christmas puddings and shortbread. I saw some in World Market yesterday, but I had already brought the pudding with me over from England.
Enjoy your next few days.

Susie said...

Hello Jo,
I have had those cookies before. So good . I love shortbread cookies. Your decor worked out wonderfully.Jo, I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Blessings, Susie(She Junks)

DJan said...

Just beautiful, but I would expect nothing else from your excellent taste. Thanks for sharing these with me, I can handle the shortbread when they are in pictures! :-)

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

We get the Walker Shortbread here, but haven't seen the plum pudding. Would like to try it. Jim

Mamabug said...

It's just beautiful Jo! I love the natural look and your Christmas china is so pretty too. Merry Christmas!

Theanne and Baron said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...the decorations of nature! Enjoy your tea, pudding and short bread and have a Merry Christmas!

Farmchick said...

Lovely Christmas decorations and some nice snacks too, I might add.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh we love your fresh greenry decorations- they are so beautiful!
love
tweedles

Deanna said...

Absolutely lovely!
May you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

God bless,
d

Betsy said...

I love your decorating! Simple, classy, natural and gorgeous!

Terry said...

It's lovely, Jo.

cathy@home said...

All ready lovely we used to have those shortbread in my dads Christmas hamper he had from work.

Sandra said...

everything is lovely and that tea pot is really special and oh so pretty

Ginny said...

Decorations look great. Just at a auction on Saturday and they had plenty of Winterberry pieces. Wish I had known. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

George said...

I don't know which is more impressive -- the fact that you didn't have to drag a single box out of the attic, or the fact that your decorations are so beautiful.

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

Tina Eudora said...

I also left the boxes packed and went with a natural look, cheers! Love the china, and although I have never had plum pudding you have definitely put it on my bucket list! Take care and stay warm...
Tina xo

Babs said...

It looks like the delicious part of Christmas has arrieved at your home. I'll have to try Walker's plum pudding. Love their shortbread and love how the light shines through your dried orange slices on the tree.
Merry Christmas!

L. D. Burgus said...

Wonderful post!!!