Well, I sprained my wrist a couple of days ago so I've had to wrap up my decorating. I am only about half done and the mantel will have to do the way it is! Oh, well, better than no mantel at all!
I love this Christmas Star or Winter Rose as it is sometimes called. It originated in Mexico and was brought to the US by Joel Roberts Poinsett in 1825.
I have had almost every colour of poinsettia in my home to decorate with; blue, burgundy, cream, pink, red, and white. I love the pink but then I will see a red one that just takes my breath away! The white one is also lovely.....
One year a flower shop was on my hubby's mail route and one day a big pot of gorgeous pink poinsettias was delivered to our home. What a wonderful surprise and they were exquisite!
My crystal hurricane lamp sits on the coffee table surrounded by a wreath of pink poinsettias, pine cones, pink ribbon, and pink Christmas balls.I also like it with a pink pillar candle.Burgundy adorns the wreath hanging on the door.A white poinsettia sets off a white church birdhouse.A couple of years ago, I had red on the window sill.And I always adorn my Nativity with a white poinsettia.
Those of you who know me, know that I am a teapot collector and of course I had to have a teapot spruced up for Christmas! This is my Rose Chintz teapot and she is looking pretty festive with the pink rose, poinsettia, and pine cone.
Beverly asked us to share a recipe as well today. Mine is very easy.
Choose your favourite mincemeat and fill unbaked tart shells. Pop into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Quick and tasty little tarts for this Christmas season.
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Thank you for visiting today and I wish you a lovely weekend.
Celebrating Christmas in my heart all year round~ Sandi