Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Woodland Tree

The other night, I caught a glimpse of our beautiful woodland tree....

At the beginning of the season, I realized I was a bit tired of the woodland tree theme (you can see last year's version here), but I've collected so many ornaments throughout the years that there is just no going back.  In fact, I wasn't  planning on putting up our big tree this year, but my youngest just wouldn't budge, and she got out the 6' tree and put it up herself! Don't tell her, but now I'm glad she did, because it did turn out beautifully!
Now that the decorating is officially done, I'm off to start holiday baking and cooking, but before I go I just want to wish all of you and your families a happy holiday!  Merry Christmas !

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Christmas Kitchen

Christmas decorating is finally wrapping up here at Love and Life at Leadora.  Yesterday, I finished making a little Christmas banner to hang across the kitchen window....

The table is set...
And even the Welsh Terrier of the house is ready!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Christmas Dining Room

I am excited to share with you the dining room at Love and Life at Leadora!  Once again, I brought out all my pink and white china.  It's not necessarily "Christmasy", but I was lazy, and I didn't feel like hauling in the Spode!  I tried to make it work by putting teacups on the tree and using the piles of china as presents!
Once again, I filled my wooden box centerpiece with china, greenery, and a little burlap bow....
And, as always, the corner cabinet is decorated with more pink and white china along with my collection of silvers bells..... 
The dining room is done, so now it's time to move on to the rest of the house!  Hope that you are having a wonderful time decorating too!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Roller Shade 102

Well, I thought after having you stare at the last roller shade for the past four months, it was about time I replaced it with one I made for the holidays!  So sorry, I took a blog vacation which turned into more than a quick getaway.  Special thanks to my friends, Martha and Kim P., for pestering me to return with a new blog post.  Also, thanks to all of you who checked on me to make sure everything was okay.   Everyone here at Love and Life at Leadora is doing just fine.  I am looking forward to reading everyone else's blogs, and I hope to return to the land of blogging soon!