It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Linderhof
In the living and dining rooms
Christmas on the tabletops
Christmas on the mantles
The living room with fresh greens and pine cones
The dining room also has fresh greens and pine cones
And the living room tabletops?
To the left of the sofa is the German pyramid.
Which is always lighted on Christmas Eve
To the right of the sofa, pomanders in a bowl of greens
And between the wing chairs, a vase of real holly
The game table was moved to the window to make room for the tree
It's the perfect place for a real poinsettia
The seasonal centerpieces?
A huge poinsettia -- a birthday gift from Husband Jim
And on the breakfast room table, the Advent wreath.
And the most important Christmas decoration
The "Manger Scene" as we call it
It was my grandmother's and was a dime store purchase in the 50's
It was one of my favorite "toys" as a child
Which is why Joseph has lost his staff, the dog has lost his muzzle, and the camel has a broken leg.
I could find perfect pieces at flea markets, I'm sure.
But then, those wouldn't have the patina of memories, would they?
I prefer patina to perfection!
The tree will be put up and decorated by the weekend.
We don't like to rush the season.