The whole Texas Hill country seems to fill with lights and music and celebration for this month. A crèche is on our town square, carols are sung everywhere in German and English and Spanish, in the churches with great musical offerings and in the public places also. Merry Christmas is written on banners across our Main Street. In homes there are so many happy gatherings. Here are some pictures to share, I took 72 today, cannot put them all in.
Our hostess for this party decorates with a large collection of Santa's, stone fruit, and old leather books, with small antlers here and there among greenery, pine cones and old silver pieces. The inclusion of small old oil paintings in among the vignettes adds so much! It has taken years of focus to achieve this. The mix varies a bit each Christmas, as new things are added, or family changes like the coming of several grand children make fragile glass ornaments stay in their boxes, while more cotton ornaments are featured. Of course the arrangements are different every time. Enjoy, Edyth
Served in the flutes with 3 cranberries in the bottom of each, was a nice mixture of Pomegranate soda, ginger ale and a splash of champagne.