I have changed things up from last year, when I had a more playful feel.
One side of the dining room is taken up with a drop leaf table and two mismatched chairs. Although I seldom eat at the table, it is the first thing I see when I walk in the door and so it is nice to have it looking a bit festive for the holidays.
I removed the fall things from my two tiered basket on the table and filled it with Christmas items.
Fruit went in the top basket while a shiny assortment of Christmas balls filled the bottom.
I also chose to mix hog scraper candle holders with a pair of antique tarnished silver candlesticks.
A pretty ornament tied with a velvet bow adorns the antique fall front desk that sits on the opposite wall.
My special nativity sits on one of the shelves, but as I forgot to photograph it I'll share it another day.
As you know, my mom had a mild heart attack in November and has not been feeling well at all.
She is having constant nausea, difficulty swallowing, and has some internal bleeding. As they aren't sure of its source, she is scheduled for a colonoscopy and an endoscopy today.
Because of her age they don't want to put her under anesthesia more than once.
I hope you will add her to your prayers. Hopefully they will be able to determine what the problem is and give her some relief.
Have a wonderful day. I'll update in a couple of days to let you know how it went.