Also on the table are some beautiful flowers that Soccer Dad sent me - for no good reason! I tease him all the time that he buys me flowers, but I pick them out and bring them home when I'm at the store.
But this time, he ordered them himself and surprised me. Aren't they beautiful?
Also, I put together our first Jesse Tree. (I've been linking to the resource for the ornaments in the various Jesse Tree posts.) It's not much - basically a large branch that I used plaster of paris to stand up in a pot - but I think we'll decorate the pot soon. Plus, as we add the ornaments, the tree gets prettier and prettier.
I put the ornaments in envelopes to keep them organized. (Yes, that is color-coding. I have to use those Sharpies for something, right?)
Finally, we rearranged our living room. When we did, we discovered that our side tables are a bit too big for the arrangement, so we switched one of our glass-topped tables with a smaller table that I inherited from my grandparents. The top of the table is a bit worn, so I bought a red quilted placemat at Wal Mart and placed it in the middle of the table to cover it up a bit. The spot of red helps brighten up the room, too. (I am thinking seriously of looking for a rug for the room with some red in it, too.)
This concludes this portion of our tour. Next tour will include Christmas cookies!
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