Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Decoration for 2009

My dining room.
As you can tell. I love to decorate. I decorate almost every space I can find. I try to make it a welcoming and wonderous place for family and friends. I even decorate the windows. (I don't buy new every year but try to reinvent what I have. The last couple of years I've found things on clearance after Christmas. It's fun to discover those bargains when I get out the decorations the next year.)

I've had requests for posts and pictures on my Christmas decorations this year. So, here are pictures of my table scape this year just before our dinner party on Wednesday night. And, a big thank you to my husband for taking all my posted pictures. (I don't have the patients or the expertise.)




This year's tree and some of our presents. I have three different coordinating papers I am using this year. Stephanie designed my tags for me last week but I haven't been able to print them yet. They are miniatures of her photo frames. I think they will look great.
Last night we had a progressive dinner. We shared some of our Christmas traditions and had a white elephant exchange. It was lots of fun. I was in charge of the appetizers at my house and decided to share out newer tradition of using a Raclette grill. (You boil new potatoes, and then grill mushrooms, bacon, salami, onions, and melt the cheeses in little pans underneath the grill. You add any of these on top of your new potatoes. It's yummy. No one else had had it before and they all seemed to enjoy the experience.) More pictures tomorrow.

Check in with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescapes. They are very inspirational.

9 comments:

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything is gorgeous...I love what you did with the window. I'm glad someone else uses coordinating wrapping paper. Most people look at me like I'm crazy!

Sue

hotTamale said...

That's an absolutely gorgeous tree and table. I also love your window decorations. I stumbled on your blog reading about Raclette, which is a tradition that I also would like to begin in my family!

Janie's World said...

Beautiful table and centerpiece. I love how the crystals fade out from the center and your little "Winter Wish" sign. Your Christmas tree looks awesome.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful table and tree...thanks for shraing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

The Style Sister said...

I love what you did and I am such a big fan of red!! Your chandelier is so beautiful with all the greenery. So fun. I am hosting a chocolate giveaway today...come on by and enter in.

Karin :)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I adore all the red it is just so beautiful and rich, I am happy to see more people using the wonderful hues of red, you did a wonderful job, soooo pretty...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your bejeweled and sparkly table looks so inviting and pretty. I love your tree! Beautiful.
Yvonne

Mimi said...

I love your ruby red and silver table, just gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Everything is just beautiful The window is incredible. Just a completely lovely place to share a meal.