Suddenly Christmas Day seems so close! On Friday, two weeks away seemed to yawn ahead. I sometimes wish there was more celebration between Christmas and the New Year like there was in the Old Days. Visiting would only begin on Christmas Eve and last all week.
I've begun playing carols on Pandora in the background. Some beautiful new versions of old favorites. Really gives me a lift! Our sixty degree weather changed almost overnight for a high of 45. The overcast day made these photos very fuzzy and full of what I'm going to call "atmosphere."
Our big holiday will happen early, with family coming in this weekend. So a few more tweaks with the decorating and then down to serious work getting the house ready!
We always need extra seating, and I thought that this antique French chair with needlepoint would look nice in this corner against the white. I am always talking myself out of re-upholstery because I admire the needlework. But I found a perfect Battenburg lace to lighten up the appearance for now.
I pulled out the Dicken's village for the first time in years. None of the delightful extras have been added yet. Trees, fencing, lamp posts, carolers, etc. The children enjoy adding those touches when they visit.
We had our first viewing of It's A Wonderful Life on the tube last night, so with all the music, decorating, and shifting around, the season feels officially underway. Like the fuzzy lighting, full of plenty of atmosphere. . . .
Busy days ahead!
I hope you find time for some warm and fuzzy too!
Wishing you a lovely and joyful new week!
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