The stockings are hung (but not by the chimney) with care.
But they are hung very close to this St. Nicholas with his good girl and boy list.
The food is cooked (well almost all of it).
Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are in our home.
And my Orchid is blooming. (Okay, that’s not really about Christmas, but I wanted to show you the blooms.)
Tables are set for our Christmas Eve celebration for 30.
The table for 10 is set with my Nikko “Classic Collection”, and…
because I only have 8, my Mother’s Ironstone, “Octagon Holiday” are on each end of the table.
Three cloches line the enter of the table, and…
Christmas wine decanters hold cuttings from our Christmas trees.
Salt and pepper shakers are ready to be shaken.
A table for three is set with Traditions “Holiday Celebrations by Christopher Radko” (which I purchased at a Flea Market last year).
Wine stems depicting two of the 12 days of Christmas hold more cuttings from our trees.
A small cloche serves as a centerpiece. Since I didn’t have 2 turtle doves, I used 2 pretty ducks for salt and pepper.
I scrunched 6 place settings on our “high/low” table. If you haven’t seen this table before, it serves as a coffee table most of the time, but on Christmas Eve, we’ll raise it to dining height.
I used my 4 “O Tannenbaum” plates, which were a gift from my husband years ago, along with my Mother’s “Christmas Village” plates.
The sweet cloche ornament, in the center, was a gift from my secret pal this year.
The French Hens salt and pepper shakers were a gift from my friend, Brandee, last year.
A table for 8 is set with Fitz and Floyd, “Country Plaid”, which I bought at a “going-out-of-business sale a few years ago.
Three more cloches are centerpieces on this table, and…
More salt and pepper shakers are ready to be shaken.
Thank you so much for coming by to help me wrap up the Christmas season.