Friday, November 23, 2018


I always say the same thing on the
day after Thanksgiving.  "It was
such fun getting out the fall and 
Thanksgiving decorations  but
here we go putting it away".

Christmas starts today with the kitchen 
table and a tablecloth I made from
a toile bedcover by cutting it.

I've been up and down the steps to
the basement enough today so
I think I'll make myself a cup of tea.

As you can see, it is a rainy
day out and perfect for
a nice cup of hot tea!

Are you decorating yet?


Regina said...

Such a beautiful table. I haven't started decorating yet. I will start sometime the first week of December. I love Christmas decorations and looking how everyone does their decor.

Vee said...

A bit...and I have also been up and down stairs a number of times. I’ll just sit and join you for tea, if you don’t mind. I used my Friendly Village dishes yesterday and am glad that they are good for Christmas and the winter. Yours look wonderful!

Thelma said...

I love your toile tablecloth. Also the tea set is lovely.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, yes, I have started decorating. I love your red toile table cloth! Is there anything more perfect for Christmas than red toile? The FV china looks lovely sitting on it too. It still looks like early Autumn out your window with leaves on the trees. Looking out my window it looks like January. Brrr! Very cold too. Winter arrived early here this year. Have a wonderful weekend, Bernideen.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Still have a houseful of people but will be decorating as soon as the house is cleaned up after they leave.

Louca por porcelana said...

Not yet...Lots of housework to be done...Stunning tea set and gorgeous tablecloth!I love your beautiful table!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I sure do miss a basement, Bernideen! I have everything in my garage, in bins, and on shelves that my beloved hubby put up for me. I have started my decorating, and I do love it when it's done. Your toile tablecloth looks beautiful on your table. Yes, a cup of tea sounds perfect! Happy weekend to you!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Your table looks so festive Bernideen! I like the toile tablecloth and the holly napkins with the Friendly Village dishes, so pretty!

Margie said...

I'm swooning over your Friendly Village transferwares. We celebrated (Canadian) Thanksgiving last month so my Christmas decor went up a few weeks ago.

Curtains in My Tree said...

yes the kitchen is the heart of the home, and your kitchen is adorable all dressed up with your pretty dishes and linens

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful! Love this pattern. Yes, started decorating the day after Thanksgiving. The tree won't go up until this weekend though.

Sandi Magle said...

Aw, I'm loving your photos and your lovely table setting. This is so cheery---and consider yourself dodging a bullet, we got 10+inches in Chicagoland. One of our Spruce trees lost it's top, even!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Beautiful table - I have the same dishes and love them so much. I adore the decorating for each season. Thanks for sharing.