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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The ABC's of Christmas - L

There's more, much more, to Christmas
Than candlelight and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all year.
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding,

And for goodwill to men!" ~ Author unknown

The "L " of Christmas

Good morning Christmas loving friends! Welcome to the letter L of Christmas.

is for...
Lights, Laying of the table.

What's a Christmas tree without its lights? Whether you use multi-coloured, monochromatic, or white, a Christmas tree looks much more festive with the twinkle and glow of lights on it.
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For a few years I used all white lights and decorated with pastel ornaments on the tree and it looked beautiful. The men in my family didn't like it so I went back to using different coloured lights.
Now that the guys are all grown up and on their own, I am using white lights again. I still like  coloured lights outdoors. What colour lights do you put on your tree?

This is my tree this year.

This is my little white tree all decked out in pink for my little granddaughter. She has a birthday today; Happy Birthday, Jenna-Lynn!

One wonderful exercise we ladies get to do at Christmastime is the laying of the table. This is the time to pull out all your best china, crystal, and silverware. I don't have a set of Christmas china but I know many of you do. Christmas dinner always looks better and tastes better on a beautifully laid table, don't you agree?

Whether you use traditional colours...

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Or a softer colour palette...

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Dinner will taste better on a beautifully laid table. The centerpiece can be as elaborate as you please with candles, flowers, or a simple bowl of Christmas ornaments. This is where we get to use our imaginations.

One can even dress up the chairs. Aren't these festive!
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So, how do you dress up your dinner table for Christmas? I would love to know!

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will come back tomorrow for the letter M.

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi