Monday, December 26, 2011

Decorating with What You've Got

Hi friends! 

On Christmas Eve Day, I had some spare time and decided to clean out a cupboard or two.  One of those cupboards holds random items like odd dishes, platters and candles.  I also had some old pinecone potpourri in there (remember potpourri????), a random hurricane and a very tarnished silver bowl.  So I polished up the bowl and made a quick centerpiece for our kitchen table for Christmas.


Not bad considering it was free, right?  :)


Neither my husband nor I really have extended family near us and we typically stay put for Christmas Day, often traveling to NorCal right after Christmas to see relatives.  This year I set our table with casual burlap placemats (from OneKingsLane of all places), our regular everyday china and the last of the paperwhites blooming for our centerpiece.  I was happy with how it turned out...



Simple mercury glass candlesticks bought ages ago from Restoration Hardware, our wedding crystal, and a rustic old planter for the bulbs...





The Christmas supper menu included roast chicken, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, spinach salad with warm bacon dressing (recipe here) and a special corn recipe that I make for holidays only with green chilies and cream cheese.  It was very yummy.



We are working to get sugar out of our home gradually, so I did not make a special dessert this time, although there were plenty of leftover cookies, See's candy, and other holiday treats!

Hope your day was Merry and Bright!  :)

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Steph - we have many things in common! :) God, fitness, crafting, goldens, and trying to get sugar out of our diets (tough at Christmastime!) The picture on your heading is beautiful, as are your other pics as well. Keep on keepin' on! Cheers! Joy

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