Greetings from the front lines of the Christmas 2009 installation here at the house. I'm curious how many of you out there are spending a goodly portion of your Thanksgiving holiday weekend getting your homes ready for the next holiday?
For me, it means a certain amount of planning . . . and time . . . and trips to the flower market. I love being here at the house and playing with ideas . . . making the house celebratory . . . and different from previous years . . .
Including early morning trips to the SF Flower Market.
Masses of bright, waxy magnolia branches. Kumquat branches, fresh rosemary and silver eucalyptus.
So, tonight was all about getting the canopy installed over the dining table (complete with fresh greenery and pheasant feathers (my perennial favourite!)) which involved moving the dining table into the other room. Lol - it's been a long day . . .
The plan is to make the dining room magical - and show off my recently acquired antique china.
But, here's the progress thus far. All the trees are up - and lit - in the dining room. And the fresh garlands are placed in the chandelier.
Getting ready to some serious slumber . . . with visions of wreaths and garlands in my dreams.