Here is the dining room table. My dear friend Jo made the centerpiece for me. We bought the stuff when we went to Perdido Key back in November and she whipped it together. It is so gorgeous. The green glass is Forest Green and the pattern is Charm. I love the dishes because they are square. The chargers are red. The table cloth is a Walmart holly one....because my white one did not fit the table with the leaf in. The holly dishes I bought at Family Dollar a bazillion years ago. They were 10.00 and I bought two sets and some completer pieces. My glasses are called Forest Green and the stem is called Boopee Swirl. I love the green glass.
The flower arrangement has poinsettias and magnolias in it. There are two of each...green poinsettias and red magnolias....and they are sparkly. The hurricane globe we found at The Pottery Barn in Foley. We had already bought a clear hurricane globe at Trees and Trends....but this one was so perfect.
What I liked the most about the hurricane globe was the two matching candlesticks. For the open house I used them on the buffet. Now they are on the table. I am having company for dinner a couple of times next week and cannot wait to seat them at my dining room table.
The buffet looks kind of empty today. Last Sunday it was laden with goodies. I had a Death by Chocolate punch bowl cake, a Paula Deen Gingerbread Pumpkin and a Strawberry trifle. The empty platters you see were filled with mini quiche and cheese straws made by my dear friend Deborah. She is a caterer and I work for her sometimes when she needs an extra hand or two.
The church is from Carol and Jeff. There is a funny story here. WE gave our congregation this very same ornament. I thought I had bought enough for me to have one too....but we had some extra people on the Sunday we gave them out and I did not get one. When I went back to get another....they were gone. I was delighted when I opened up the box and found this red church nestled among the tissue paper.
Samantha, another teacher buddy gave me this beauty on Friday. We had our coffee/lunch bunch present swap before we left school. Is it not stunning. She also gave me a Wooden Wicks candle that smells divine.
In the three bedrooms I have small trees perched on furniture. Two of them are decorated in blue and one in red.
The guest bathroom tree is a bargain I picked up at the Family Dollar. It was only 5.00 and I thought it was cute. Santa sits in their too. He is one I have had for years and don't even remember where he came from.
Our bedroom houses the red tree and I put some little gifty looking things at the base.
The last of the tiny trees actually has a star and tree skirt. It is sitting on the desk in the back guest room where the angel is.
At the opposite end of my hall is Santa hanging around collecting Christmas cards. We have a bunch more I just haven't had the time to put them on Santa. Mary found this....she bought herself one....and as we do...she bought me one too. We love doing that....you get one....and I get one too. I hope you have enjoyed your Tour of our home as much as I enjoyed giving it to you. I would love to see some of your homes. What do you do for the holidays? Do you have special ornaments? Do you go all out....or are you a simple kind of decorator? Leave me a comment and tell me about your homes. Happy Sunday!