My apologies for being so long absent with nary a word or picture of the holiday festivities around these here parts. And as I face "breaking up Christmas" around the house, here are a few images and notes about our holidays.
Bells on the doors to add a little jingle to the days.
My mother's milk-glass sleigh takes pride of place on the Dining Room table.
The annual Christmas Amaryllis from my sister-in-law takes up a post on the bookshelf to begin its glorious growing process, hopefully to grace us with lush red blooms by Valentine's Day.
Our little Christmas tree with a strange menagerie.
Some images of the evergreen garland we hang around the living room door frame to display our Christmas and Winter Solstice ornaments.
A few more little corners from around the house.
Our stockings hung on the banister with care. (For that was the tradition in my house growing up)
Three lovely cross-stitched santas from a bell-pull my mother made that graces our front door.
I hope yours was merry and bright and full of joy and the light of good friends and family.