(I found most of these things at World Market but have not been compensated for this post in any way.)
The bottlebrush trees are from World Market and these are the last three they had at my store. I love the look of the trees under the cloche.
I also found these adorable mittens at the same store. They are meant to be tree ornaments but when I saw them, I thought of napkin ring holders. Again, I think I bought the last 6.
I used my tag paper punch, and some fun Christmas paper to make the name tags. My sleigh was crying for a Santa, so I put this chocolate Santa in there.
I used some flowers for my table, using vintage crystal and silver vases, to make the meal extra special for my guests
I had such a wonderful time with my prayer partners - Jill, Carol, Sharron, and Sonia. (Lore couldn't make it.)
And since this is my last post before Christmas I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you. You have made my life fuller, richer, and better. I appreciate all of my bloggy friends. Some of you I know in person, some just from comments left here and here. And some of you just breeze in and out without saying much, but that's okay. However you came, I appreciate you and thank you for visiting.
And while I am being thankful, I thank God that he sent His son here for each of us. It is easy to forget the real Christmas message. He is our blessed hope. To celebrate Christmas, I have included one of my favorite Christmas songs here. It's an old one from Amy Grant, Emmanuel.
ENJOY and MERRY CHRISTMAS.