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.