Our of our traditions at Linderhof
And on each Sunday in Advent
we light a candle.
The first candle is the
We are getting ready for Christmas
s l o w l y
As we have in years past
Enjoying each bit of decorating
before we bring out the rest.
We got out the old Nativity set
And put it on the server in the dining room
A perfect place, we think, for this treasure.
Old for it belonged to my grandmother
And was a favorite "toy" of my childhood.
Which explains the dents and dings.
But it shines with sentiment!
And we also got out
The Christmas china
We use the china from the first Sunday in Advent through Christmas.
Just enough for the two of us,
when we have company, we'll get the rest out of the armoire,
A mug for husband Jim
(for he hates to drink coffee out of cup and saucer)
and a wee cream and sugar for morning coffee
or afternoon tea.
And with Advent comes baking
Usually, our first batch is the cut-out cookies cut in the Christmas tree shape
and sprinkled with green sugar.
We broke tradition this year
And instead made
Leftover cranberry sauce in a shortbread type of cookie and drizzled with an almond glaze
Perfect for our Sunday tea.
Since it was the first Sunday in Advent
A special time
We used our silver teapot!
And lit the Prophesy Candle
It's the Advent season . . .
greens, candles, red and green plaid and red and white cookies!