Sunday, November 25, 2007

Welcoming the Holidays...

The garland has been hung on the front fence with red ribbons.
The greenery has been cut, and is decorating the front door complete, again, with bright red ribbons.
The front porch is lighted with yet another garland, this one sporting white tiny lights, and every once-in-a-while a bright red one.
The yard is (relatively) tidy.
The Dickens village pieces are liberated from their boxes and newspaper, and are working their magic upon the children and I, inviting all minds and little fingers to engage in a fun romp into imagination.
The potopourri burner holds a beloved mulberry oil.
The vases are supporting freshly cut greenery, along with bright red rosehips.
Pinecones have been collected from under the tree and added to the potpouri dishes.
The advent box stands tall and proud, although at this moment all of its cupboards and doors are empty of tiny toys, chocolates, and treasures. Soon! It promises.

All is well, and promising, in our Happy Home.


whimsigal said...

You have quite the leg up on us as we have yet to get to decorate for the holidays. And it sounds lovely, too!

I would swear that I can smell the mulberry oil from here. :)

Stephanie said...

Mmmm, notice how I didn't say "While I had the step-stool on the front porch to put up the lighted garland, I took down the pumpkin nad ghosty Halloween lights!!!
True story!