"Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can". Douglas Pagels
IT'S NOT A PROMISE THAT WE'LL HAVE MANY BLANK PAGES - BUT WE CAN MAKE THE BEST STORY OF EVERY DAY THAT WE ARE GIVEN. I ALWAYS THINK OF NEW YEARS AS A NEW BEGINNING AND OUT WITH OLD (CLEANING OUT OF THE OLD)AND IN WITH THE NEW. I THANK GOD FOR THE MANY NEW YEARS I HAVE EXPERIENCED AND FOR THE HOPE OF MANY MORE TO COME. MAY YOUR NEW YEAR BE A BEAUTIFUL PAGE IN YOUR DIARY FILLED WITH LOVE, KINDNESS, CARING AND COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.
Thanks Susan for hosting Tablescape Tuesday--today my dinning room table is ready for Christmas Day meals--the dishes are hand painted from Germany. I purchased years ago in a local antique shop, the stemware I have collected over the years, monogrammed napkins belonged to my husband's mother. Silver tea pitcher found in an antique shop in a small MS town. I hope you enjoy.
Welcome to my Christmas open house ---I will share my Christmas Tree and tablescapes---so put your feet up and grab beverage of choice and enjoy my Christmas tour. First we will enter the front door--notice the wreath, I made the bow and it is plain and simple. The first thing to appear is the Christmas Tree decorated with ornaments collected over the years, some from after Christmas sales and some from traveling around the states and across the water. The navy blue ball Santa ornament was purchased in Poland.
In the breakfast room I used dishes that I purchased at the 99 cent store in CA. and the dishes in the dinning room are dishes from Germany and have been hand painted.
A few of you in the blogging world have decorated Christmas trees with blue and white, I only have one tree, so I'm posting my blue ornaments that I purchased years ago in Holland, I had to do something a little different since I just have one tree and this year my goal is to "make do," I hope you like'em.
I finally finished my dinning room table, the china I used was purchased several years ago at a local antique mall, each dish is hand painted (from Germany) and signed and there all different. I love them and hope you enjoy viewing.