I'm delighted to launch Christmas festivities with 20-plus bloggers for a holiday tablescape blog hop, organized by the darling, talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate
This Tuesday, won't you join me for a pre-Christmas dinner? We're on the porch this afternoon, and it's that magical time before the Blue Hour. The table is set, dressed in cheerful reds. Hearts are light and troubles are far away. From an old-timey radio, Bing Crosby is singing "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
It's the Yule-tide season, time to address Christmas cards, whip up eggnog, and string lights on the tree. Here on the porch, the air is fragrant, smelling of pine and eucalyptus.
Holiday entertaining gives me an excuse to bring out items that are dear to my heart, pairing the old with the new. On cheery, red-and-white striped placemats, I've set out the surviving Fostoria goblets, relics from the early 70s. Beloved Portmeirion salad plates tell the Christmas Story.
Roses and greenery were placed into clear glass bottles, and the bottles were set into a long wooden box.
If you get chilly, wrap up in a tartan blanket. And a cup of hot chocolate is on the way.
More than any time of year, Christmas is a time for the house to sparkle. To celebrate our first year on this hilltop, I put a little tree on the porch.
Here's wishing you a merry little Christmas--and a merry time on the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop!