Welcome to my Christmas blog ~ Christmas Pudding

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

O, little town of Bethlehem,
How still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee tonight. ~ Words- Philip Brooks 1868,  Music- Lewis H. Redner, 1868

"...for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths, and lying in a manger." ~ Luke 2:11-12

The greatest Christmas gift of all
Was never placed beneath a tree,
But lay within a manger 
Beneath a star, for all to see. - unknown

From my home to yours, I wish you all a 
Merry Christmas!

Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Tree and Mantel 2015

Hello friends! I am sharing my Christmas tree and mantel today. This is all the decorating I will be doing in the living room this year. I am trying to cut back and enjoy it all more.

The tree is the same as last year only with all white lights instead of a mixture of coloured and white.

The mantel is much simpler with my Christmas goose. At first I had him up there without any adornment at all because Hubby thought he looked better that way. 

I have added a golden ribbon and a poinsettia on his long graceful neck. I think he looks much more festive now. 

I have also changed up my centerpiece this year. A mercury glass hurricane lamp with crystals embedded around the top of it looks pretty here on the coffee table. Here it is unlit.

And here it is with the candle lit.

Have you finished your decorating yet?

 Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi