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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Closing Out The Year

I never posted anymore photos of our Christmas house.
Here are a few to close the season with.

Guinness Christmas morning.  

Great room tree with all of my handstitched Santa's.

Breakfast table waiting for the French Eggs.

I had some glittery ribbon on hand so I made myself use it this year.  Note to self - glitter ribbon is pretty, but not worth the mess.  For the tags I ended up using tissue paper from Anthropologie.  I layered the decorative sheet under the cream sheet, and just cut it out to look like a tag - penciled in the names.  This striped wrap above looked nice, but there was a gold glitter stripe in it, and it also made a great mess.  This year I just went with any imperfections.  In the grand scheme it's nothing.  Probably like many I find myself not letting things frustrate me.  Really nothing is a grand problem - I have my family, friends, food, shelter, health, talents, etc.   Complaining or dwelling about anything after the Newtown tragedy really just seems self absorbed to me.  There is just no need.

We will always have a few gifts from Santa.  This wrap was cheery.  I reused tags from past Christmases.

I have lots of posts about Christmas on my sidebar.  Sorry I'm not sharing more about it this year.

Enjoy and safe and happy New Year!


Lee said...

Lynda you are so right. Why sweat the small stuff right? I so agree. Who cares if the wrapping isn't perfect or if the table setting is simple, we have so much to be thankful for. I'm with you. Your home and tree look lovely. Happy New Year.

Lee said...

Oh and your dog is the most beautiful dog! Lovely.

Anne said...

Your tree is so pretty and your tablescape is too! Do I spy wally world cups on the table via Christmas vacation? Best wishes to you and your family in 2013!

Polly McCormick said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Your home looks so inviting and I always love all your special touches. Best wishes to you in 2013 Lynda!!



Vintage Home said...

Guinness is so sweet..looking almost porcelain statue perfect in this pic! Your home looks wonderful and enjoyable....the most important part!
Have a great New Year!