Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Tips: The Holiday Table

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens

Tomorrow is December 1st, and so begins the Christmas season, at least in my mind.  If we base it on when the stores started carrying Christmas items, then it began back in October, but as usual, I ignored that early marketing. This weekend we're putting up our decorations, and our Christmas tree, which I love doing each year. My tree is a hodge podge of ornaments, some from when my husband was a kid, as well as all the handmade ornaments my kids made over the years, and things given to us by friends and family.  I love opening the boxes, and looking through everything we've collected over the years. I hope all of you have special ornaments and decorations too.

The first article I wrote for this holiday season has tips on decorating the family table.  I share my own ideas plus a few out of a vintage book from my collection.  You'll find the article here: