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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The decorating has started

Beth and I are hosting Christmas dinner this year. We will have between twenty and thirty people on Christmas day for a sit down meal. We will be cooking everything except the turkey before anyone asks!! This means the house must really be done up so the work has started.

Jane bought me this decorated tree and thought it would look good on my dining room table. I told her I didn't think so and put it in the great room. After sending her pictures, she agreed with me that it looks good where I put it.

This is our mantle. I fell in love with the boxes filled with balls at Pier 1. As you can see I have them in different spots in the house with more to be filled and put out. The nativity scene is from my mom and I really should get a close up of it. The small tree is decorated with pale turquoise and silver balls-matches the room perfectly. The blown glass is from Cathy and Sarah-not really Christmas but beautiful so it is staying out.

I finished another scarf. The pattern is called Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks. You can find the pattern here. My scarf is knit out of 2 balls of Naturally Vienna on 5.5mm needles.

Beth and I went to One of a Kind on Monday. We found this year's show very disappointing. Our hands were completely empty when we left the show-not one bag. It is amazing how one year you can find lots of things (last year we needed help getting all our purchases to the car) and the next year nothing interests you.


Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a gorgeous tree! I shoudl get something like that. I just hav e dollars store tree that the cat keeps trying to eat! The scarf is gorgeous, nice colours

Samantha said...

I agree with Valerie, that tree is gorgeous! My decorating is basically nothing ... the tree will go up on the 15th (after Owen's birthday). We aren't having anyone here for the holidays this year so I don't need to go all out.

Love the scarf. :)