|Cardinal House wreath made by moi|
It is our second Christmas at Cardinal House, and I continue to tweak the holiday decor from last year. We hosted a family dinner on Saturday and once more found out just how comfortable the layout of the house is for big gatherings. It was just Richard's side of the family - thirty of us sat down at one long table for dinner together.
Noisy. Joyous. Fun.
|our welcome sign - bonsoir is on the reverse side|
This year I played with red for the outdoor holiday look.
But inside, it's all about tradition and blending with the decor. A four foot real tree is nestled in my vintage champagne bucket that sits in front of an antique mirror near the front entrance. It's lightly lit with fiber optic battery operated lights - just enough glow and sparkle at night.
Throughout the house fresh greenery and flowers are intermingled with preserved and faux. I use greenery preserve spray and make sure I have fresh boughs on hand for the week of Christmas to freshen anything that is not in water.
A dozen grocery store bought roses and florist picks are an inexpensive way to add fullness and elegance to the fireplace garland.
next ............ more Cardinal House Christmas to share with you.