Not a Creature Was Stirring

Hey everyone!  Why oh why does December always seem to fly by way too fast?  My decorating is complete, my shopping is finished, cards are in the mail, packages are wrapped.....but still, I want more time to enjoy the smells and listen to my favorite Christmas carols.  Does anyone else feel this way?  Two areas of my home do bring me such a feeling of calm -- our sitting room and the dining room.  They are actually all one large space, but let's not "quibble."  I shared the sitting area in my last post, and would love to share the dining room now.  Remember, this is me doing a more simplified version of Christmas decorating.....seriously!

I layered a string of battery-powered cool lights under the faux snow, and it gives off such a sweet glow.  The little Putz houses are also illuminated.

Not having our big tree meant that I had lots of Christmas balls to add in here and there.

More reflections......mirrors add a magical touch!

Not too bad for being 10 years old!

Top of my china cabinet.

This nativity is 44 years old!  It's just not Christmas without it.

Just a sneak-peek at my kitchen decor!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Y'all are always welcome here!

I sometimes like to party with these lovely bloggers:

Dee at  Meatloaf and Melodrama for Snickerdoodle Sunday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 

Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
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