Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Day 18. It Feels Like Christmas Around Here

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good
food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly
hand, and for a talk beside the fire: it is the
time for home."

~ Edith Sitwell

Yes, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas at our house this week. The tree is up, see yesterday's post. Around the house, corners, table tops, the mantelpiece, even beds are getting gussied up for the season. Except hubby did makes noises about how was a fellow supposed to take a nap with all that prickly stuff on the bed pillows.

There is definitely something in the air since we got the tree up. Bought this pheasant teapot for my dad many years ago, so it's out on full display as we think of him and miss him these days. 

We moved the television to the other wall, which leaves a wide open empty wall staring at me. Too late to look for a piece of art (except I know what I'd like there... hint hint, Santa Baby). In the meanwhile, an elegant amaryllis and sprigs of greenery does a fine job of giving our eyes something lovely to look at.

We got bunches of free greenery from the tree farm. The fellow said help yourself to the brush pile. And we did. Here's a small bouquet of greenery with a hint of red to make it sparkle. Red and green and gold are still my favourite Christmas colours.

I'm off to meet a dear friend for lunch.
Here's wishing you a beautiful day.


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  1. Your home does look festive and beautiful.

  2. How Christmassy it all looks. Red and green are surely the best colours. I was astonished to see that Truro had covered the main square in bright blue lights!

  3. I'm always struck by how many of the things that you like are the same things I do too. Your bed is so festive and the spread with the flower garden at the end of it is lovely. The pheasant tea pot is a standout! I love that! And I've always had red amaryllis, but this year there's a pink one growing in my kitchen window that I doubt will bloom before mid-January.

    I have lots to catch up on here, I've been a dropout lately, so will move backwards!

  4. The bed is adorable, but your hubby may have a point. 😉 Literally.

    Meeting a friend for lunch at Christmastime is so delightful. Your pheasant tea pot is so charming and has such warm memories.

    Say, hope that Santa, Baby comes through!

    1. Okay, the tea pot has no memories...rather it provides such warm memories. Still working on clarity over here.

  5. You are definitely ready for Christmas! It all looks wonderful!

  6. Everything looks SO beautiful and festive!

  7. Everything is so beautiful, and yes the tea pot that dad loved.
    I am looking forward to being at your house!

  8. Hello Brenda. I have been looking forward to your posts daily. Love each of them! Hope your day is blessed today. Susan


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