Thursday, November 16, 2006

Deck the Halls

This has been our tree for the past three years. As we are usually away for Christmas, we've never seen the need to get a real one. But I'm thinking that next year this dear little tree will find a new home in our son's bedroom and we'll graduate to a real tree for the living room.

This small table is a safe place away from the cat for us to talk about the Incarnation and all the events of that time. This is a strange combination of the Playmobil and Heroes of the Faith sets.

For the past two years, my mother has built up this Willow Tree Nativity collection which I really enjoy. I'm not a knick-knack figurine person, but these pieces seem to do the birth story justice. The three angels on the top of the creche are not part of the set, but it seemed like the right place for them to be heralding the good news.

Found these two red berry trees on sale at Home Hardware and couldn't resist them. Paring them up with my silver candlesticks makes this place look a bit more sophisticated. Yup.

When I bought these new brown candlesticks and berry candle rings, I knew that I should use them that same night and prove their worth. My husband seemed very impressed. Of course the bottle of wine we had with the meal may have added to his appreciation and enjoyment as well. :)


  1. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Well...hello Martha Stewart:-)

    Mama S.

  2. Well hello Miss Sue-make do.

  3. Anonymous10:29 AM


    Say Hi to your Mom for me.

    Happy Thanksgiving next Americans are a little late on the celebrating:-)

  4. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Hi Heath!

    Love the decorations!! I especially, REALLY, love the Willow Tree figurines! I've been hinting to my hubby for two years now to start my collection as well....

    Miss you guys!



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