Christmas Tablescapes and Centerpieces from…

… Christmases Past, mixed in with some accents here and there. Tablescapes and making centerpieces are probably my favorite aspects of homemaking.

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As you can see, blown glass ornaments are definitely not just for the tree. Since I only do floral sprays accented regular Christmas balls on our Christmas trees whenever we put up a tree, I get to have all sorts of fun with my small collection of treasured European blown glass ornaments.

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(Click here if you are interested in making that napkin fold yourself)

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The very first Christmas centerpiece I made one of the earlier years of my marriage, and yes, we are still using the original pillar candle. :)

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One of my favorite Christmas centerpieces – an antique rotating painted nativity scene within the Christmas pyramid.

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Natural accents – the Heavenly Bamboo berries are just simply, heavenly! They last a couple of months without any deterioration.

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Thanks for stopping by. Now I am going to look at your different Christmas eye-candies. Have a joyous weekend!

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Christmas in July: Part 5

I thought I would squeeze in the last “Christmas in July” post before August is upon us…

This is a pillar candle I have used for years and years and years at Christmas time – at least 6 years!!Β  Can you believe it?

One of my favorites – a German Christmas pyramid.Β  I had bought it from a lady who lives in Germany and had gotten it at an antique store there:

Being a “blue-and-white lover”, you can see I was determined to include them in the Christmas cheer.Β  The Snoopy Bell dates back to my husband’s childhood:

Another favorite – the Byers’ Choice Carolers, amid the red and green arrangement atop the mantel:

Oh, looking at these pictures makes me anticipate my favorite holiday with MUCH EXCITEMENT!

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I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!Β  I can’t believe the week is half way over.