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In keeping with the traditional Christmas season prompt at Sepia Saturday, I send holiday greetings to my fellow Homo Sepians and to all my readers and followers.
I always enjoy seeing how people decorate, and at Christmas I look forward to special home tours that various neighborhoods and organizations host, usually as a fund-raiser. I do not have the kind of home that gets invited to be ON a tour, but let’s tour my house anyway. Besides, it’s free.
|Welcome to my house!|
In the foyer, my staircase always makes a dramatic welcome at Christmas. Again, this is the work of my talented sister.
photo courtesy Mary Slade Pollock
To the right of the foyer is the living room with “The Pink Tree.” It’s a silver tinsel tree with a combination of pink and crystal ornaments. A few pink floral picks and silk poinsettias add a little sump’n sump’n. Some of the ornaments came from my mother who used to do a white and pink tree.
|The Pink Tree|
To the left of the foyer is the dining room. I have given up trying to create a flow from one room to another. While the foyer is white and silver and the living room is pink, this room THIS year got the red and lime green treatment. And I love it.
|My grandaunt Helen's tea service|
|I love these big snowflakes|
from the Dollar Store,
I'm proud to say!
But then I have rather schizophrenic taste: I love glitz and I love traditional. The family room exhibits my traditional side. This is where we put the main tree and where we gather Christmas morning. The tree has a gazillion ornaments and well over 1000 lights – Barry says it’s probably 3000, but I can’t believe that. I followed a tutorial on how to put lights on the tree like the professionals do so that all the wires don’t show. As a result, Barry got to make 2 extra trips to the store for more lights. Lucky guy!
The mantle is another sister creation as is the mesh wreath. It’s the perfect blend of traditional and glitz.
Please visit my friends at Sepia Saturday for more holiday greetings.
Merry Christmas y’all! Happy Blogging in 2015.
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