Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Decorating

The Sparkle of Crystals, Brass, and Gold
is what the dining room is all about this season
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Sparkling lights reflecting in all the shimmery beauty
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~ The Dining Room Buffet ~
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I found the crystal and brass candlesticks and pedestal bowl
at one of my favorite flea-market shops.
My eyes lighted upon it every time I visited
until one day, it came home with me.
The sheer shimmery deep rose colored fabric
is from an entire bolt I bought at a local flea market
this past summer for $15. I have it hung with drapes
in the dining room, over another window as a swag,
and the rest bunched up into the Christmas tree!
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The gold sparkly woven fabric added to the display,
from a thrift store for $1.
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The set of beautiful spheres in the crystal bowl
were from a discount store.
I love decorating without spending a fortune!
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A Christmas Tree Skirt
under the dining table centerpiece
of bowls of red and gold
glass ornaments.
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I love how the sun is shining into the room
But this morning it is pouring rain,
with thunder and lightning!
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Here is a little vignette from the master bath.
I've had the fairy on the right for a few years.
The one on the left, found recently at one of
my favorite flea market shops.
I love the touch of whimsy
and they make me smile
every time I walk into the room.
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They have become best fairy friends
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The Christmas Carol I've chosen for today is
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"In the Bleak Midwinter"
(by Christina Rossetti, 1830-1894)
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In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow;
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
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Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
Heav'n and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign:
In the bleak midwinter, a stable-place sufficed
The Lord God incarnate, Jesus Christ.
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Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged in the air;
But his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.
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What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man, I would do my part;
Yet what can I give him,
Give Him My Heart

7 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Violet, what lovely ways you've decorated. I like the tree skirt on your dining table. Pretty!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love all the Christmas sparkle in your house and that poem is so lovely. I know someone that I must share it with. She writes a Christmas poem every year and will enjoy this.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

How lovely your table looks! what a treat for your family to sit at such a pretty table. Your home is so festive and peaceful!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hugs, Elizabeth

Kate said...

Voilet
You have such a touch of elegance that really is stunning. Thank you for such beautiful pictures to welcome the holidays.

Blessings
Kate

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHEW....here I am! What a whirlwind of a week! Oh Violet dearest...you have captured my heart from day one, but now I can see your Christmas bling and girl, you have my heart again.....LOOK AT THOSE CHANDIES and that elegant Christmas table...can I come and sit at your dining table dear? WHat are you serving up? Well, you have much sparkle to share, and enough for everyone for your heart is full of joy and beauty.

My Christmas wish is to visit you...Anita

Theophile said...

I like vrey much your pictures. Good ideas for Christmas.
Cordiay
Theophile21

Privet and Holly said...

Just gorgeous, Violet.
I can imagine sitting
in your lovely dining
room for a cup of tea,
the sun shining in.
Enjoy your weekend!
xx Suzanne