To simply tell you that I am challenged
taking photos of my breakfast room
would be grossly understated.
The bay window is my friend and enemy.
So, let's skip that part and move on to the fun.
Their were five of us.
* My mother - aka Aunt Faye
*Me - We can't forget me.
*Joyce - My first cousin
*Teresa - My first cousin
*Wanda - My first cousin once removed, aka Joyce's daughter
It was my job to set the table.
Yep, that is all I had to do.
Because the lovely Wanda supplied the food.
Yummy chicken salad, pasta salad and potato
salad. Decadent croissants. Red velvet cupcakes.
We laughed and loved.
And, we shared experiences which I promised
not to tell.
As you can see, I make limited additions
to my breakfast room for Christmas.
A big berry wreath in the window.
A basket of hand-stitched, by my mother,
A Christmas message on the chalkboard.
A gathering of small Christmas trees.
But, the most important item is Santa in his sleigh.
Did you notice it?
My sweet husband came home one day
in the first few years of our marriage,
and he was about to bust his buttons.
He had a glass blower make that sweet sleigh
for me. We also had two reindeer to go with it,
but they met their unfortunate and much
mourned demise due to their fragile state.
They have been replaced with sturdier stock.
We both wanted a bowfront cabinet for years.
We always looked at them at antique shops
and shows. We would save our dollars,
and every time we thought we had enough,
the prices had increased. We finally found
and were able to purchase one after about ten years.
Do I have to tell you we love it?
This piece will never be painted while in our care.
It is filled with many, many family treasures
and with items I use daily in our home.
The white ironstone all in a row is a combination
of family, vintage and newly found pieces.
The print was spotted in an antique shop
about twenty-five years ago,
and it had to come home with me.
Thank you for your visit.
Please visit the other days of my
Holiday Home Tour.
There is more to come.
Today I am joining
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home.