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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let The Merriment Begin

We've had the strangest warm weather the past few days.
Here it is, the middle of December and the temperature reached a balmy 70 degrees today, folks were running around town, in shorts and flip-flops !

This afternoon, I accomplished a little inside decorating.
Our tree is an Alpine Tree, tall and skinny, and doesn't require any furniture to be moved around.
The mantle is almost finished, I'm going to add a few dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

The English Christmas crackers await eager hands









The silver has been polished



The dining table is set









I've hung a fresh evergreen wreath on the porch, and added two vintage wooden sleds, decorated with boughs of fresh Cedar.
The birds have already decided to make it their nightly roost.
'Tis the season for sharing....

20 comments:

Deanna said...

Your home looks lovely!!!
May you have a delightful Holiday Season and a very Merry Christmas.

God bless,
d

Deb said...

Your home looks so festive and I am in love with that wooden deer. It's beautiful. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

DeanO said...

beautiful pictures

Shine said...

Beautiful! Your home looks so warm and cozy....even if it is warm outside....a lovely, cozy home is a special place to be:) Blessings~~Shine

faith hope love ღ said...

Nice post! thanks for sharing blessings! soraya

cathy@home said...

I love your Christmas ornaments and decorations, All ready.

Snapper II said...

I can tell it is Christmas. I can smell all of the goodies you, prepaired. The birds know a warm and safe place.

Happy Christmass

Mamabug said...

Everything looks so beautiful Jo! You've done a a wonderful job of decorating.

DJan said...

How beautiful! It's impossible not to feel the Christmas spirit when I look at your lovely home...

Country Gal said...

Everything looks so beautiful ! English Christmas crackers are a tradition here as well ! Yes been strangly warm and rainy here as well for us in Ontario Canada ! Have a wonderful day !

Theanne and Baron said...

Absolutely lovely...brings back memories of Christmas past!

Gerry Snape said...

Every thing looks really beautiful.

Susie said...

Dear Jo, Your table is so inviting. Your decor is beautiful. We better enjoy each day, as it seems Christmas is coming very fast. xoxo,Susie

Babs said...

Looks like Christmas is almost here in spite of the warm temp. One of my rose bushes has actually started blooming again. Your home is dressed beautifully for Christmas. Great tartan tablescape. Love the stag.

Jeri Landers said...

Just as cozy as I would expect your home to be, classy, with a touch of whimsey( in the form of a funny little snowman with snaps for eyes) Nothing escapes me....

Ms. Dale in Ms. said...

Stumbled upon your blog some time ago and love visiting it..Have visited the UK many times and would love it even if without my English ancestry I believe. You do a wonderful job of bringing it to the Tennessee Countryside..Looks as though a 'cup of tea' could be served at any moment!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

Jackie said...

I love what you have done with your decorations. Everything looks so beautiful and festive.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Jo, Your decorations are incredible.... My silver is not polished.. Want to come and polish it for me????? ha ha

Those birds think you did that JUST for them --so that they could stay warm!!!!!!

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary Lou said...

You're so festive. Everything is beautiful.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Ricardo Miñana said...

Christmas is endearing,
Very beautiful pictures,
I wish peace and happiness these days,
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.