I’ve decorated the cabin for Christmas, which means that for this year, I’ve set the table! All our decorations are buried in the storage closet (A.K.A. the cat’s room), and our tree would take up too much room if we could unbury it. So, I’ve decided to go a simple route and just make a Christmas table (even though we still don’t have any chairs). Even if all we do is look at it, at least it’s pretty and festive!
I did break down and buy the Christmas table runner this year. I have a real weakness for anything by Hearth & Hand. The red transferware plates called are called Twilight Passage from Williams Sonoma. They’re old, but I love them. They have just the right amount of nostalgia, color, and pattern for me. For the centerpiece, Andy and I cut down some pine boughs from the yard. I nestled some pomegranates and brass candlesticks with white candles in them. The white birch symbolizes the Yule log, which will be burned on the 22nd of this year. The Yule log is supposed to cleanse and bless the inhabitants of the home as the darkest half of the year relinquishes to the lighter half.
Being up here in the mountains, it’s especially easy to notice the changes in the season. After the flurry of activity at the end of Summer and during Autumn, things have remarkably slowed down. Activity is at a bare minimum up here with only an occasional bird sighting. Mother Earth has gone to sleep, and so with it has most of the animals. It’s quiet, peaceful, and beautiful!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!