To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
December 11, 2014
CHRISTMAS IN THE DINING ROOM...TIME TO CELEBRATE
A new Christmas wreath which was on clearance at Home Depot.
Miss M got one too.....we each got the last one.
Love it! Beautiful at night with LED lights!
Now, onto the dining room!
From grand parties to impromptu potlucks, you will want to
have everything on hand for the festive event!
My Daddy made his homemade fruitcake cookies every year!
In keeping with my theme of an Old-Fashioned Christmas,
I plan on baking cookies with his hand written recipe this year.
Even if you don't care for fruitcake,
those cookies were really something we looked forward to!
My deer obsession is showing up in quite a few places!
I plan to fill both cookie jars with some of the best home baked cookies!
What's your family's favorites? Would you be able to share your recipe?
Have you noticed that owls are becoming a big part of Christmas decor?
I am loving them!
I hope Santa leaves me a snowy white owl ornament in my stocking!
I'll just bet Santa cannot pass this up...
he'll probably stop and take a peek to see what homemade goodies await him inside!
I simply was stunned at how beautiful these cookie jars are.
I believe these additions to our holiday home are my all time favorites this year!
It's lovely to set up a holiday spread on your beautifully decorated sideboard or buffet.
Make your Christmas dinner party as magical as the season it celebrates....
delectable food, comfortable seating and a welcoming table! Estelle's is joining Susan @ http://betweennapsontheporch.net