Monday

~A Back Porch Christmas~


I promised I would return today (Monday), with photos of the back porch, all dressed up for Christmas. A few good things prevented me from decorating the porch and composing a post, until this afternoon.
The weather was a tad chilly, Saturday, so we decided to sit in front of the fireplace, in the hearth room and just enjoy. We thought we might work on the porch, Sunday afternoon.
Sunday morning, J's 85 year old Aunt Ruth called. She was going to an auction, here in town, and was stopping by here first. J decided to go to the sale with Aunt Ruth. I stayed here and prepared lunch. A visit from Aunt Ruth is rare. Naturally, Christmas decorating was put on the back burner. We had a wonderful time and didn't want her to leave!
The back porch was put back on the decorating schedule for today. But first, we drove into Chesterfield, about 50 miles from here, early this morning. J had an appointment with his surgeon, for a follow up. All is still going well!
We did a few errands, returning home just after noon. We went to work, immediately. There were just a few things left to do, to complete Christmas on the back porch.
The tablescape is my contribution for Tablescape Tuesday, hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to stop by Tuesday for great table setting ideas.
The plates, used in this setting, are from various sources. The wicker tray is one of four used on the patio, during warm weather. The bottom plate is part of a set, we use in J's "lodge". I use the green plate during spring. The bird house plate is 1 of four I bought to use in a plate rack, for the holidays, several years ago. The "napkins" are tea towels. I ordered the flatware from Horchow 2 years ago.
J built a fire in the back porch fireplace, this afternoon.

Santa and Mrs Claus, warming themselves beside a wood stove. This little ceramic set was made at a senior center in the Ozarks about 20 years ago.





Christmas on the front porch. Nearer to Christmas, we'll add fresh cedar branches to the white wicker plant stand. The wooden Rudolph was purchased at a craft show, in O'Fallon Missouri, over 20 years ago. This is just one of several Christmas decorations we will keep and use till the cows come home.
When this photo is enlarged you might be able to see the dining room tree lights.
A Christmas candle idea; carve out a space in the center of a pillar candle and place a battery operated flickering tea light in the center. This also works for candles that have burned down a bit. It's a less expensive option for burning large candles and safer. This candle is now on it's third Christmas.
J decorated the mailbox and front porch. Molly helped.

Before leaving for a Christmas party, Friday evening, we used a tripod and the timer on the Canon camera, to take this photo. A friend suggested we add it to our cards this year. By the way, I haven't begun addressing cards, yet!
On another note, J had his last Physical Therapy, Friday morning, on his left arm. He now has full range of motion and is assured the atrophy will repair.
I know I told you we were finished decorating. You didn't really believe that, did you? This is just a hint of things to come, in J's "lodge".
I took this photo of the trees, at the back of our property, silhouetted against the gorgeous sunrise, Sunday morning. I added it to my photo blog as a contribution to Thematic Photographic, hosted by Carmi, at Written Inc. The theme is Shadow. Not long ago I contributed a black and white photo of an abandoned tractor. The theme was Broken.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading all your wonderful comments. I see some new folks, too. I'll be around to see you in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by the Back Porch.

109 comments:

ceekay said...

Pat...everything is beautiful. I love your tablesetting and the santa warming himself is just too cute. I just looking at everyone's decorations. Have a great week!

Leigh said...

It is a beautiful picture!

And your back porch is as pretty.

I also love the pic of you and J! Definate Christmas card!

JoAnn said...

Your decorations are gorgeous! I especially liked the two pictures that look like they were taken through the window showing the white table and chairs on the porch with the Christas lights reflecting on the window. I have not figured out just how you did that. I have fond memories of making s'mores on that porch in December a couple years ago.

JoAnn

Adrienne said...

Oh Pat, I'm so jealous - I want a covered back porch with a fireplace! But with our rainy weather we don't see too many homes that have them. Maybe we should add one to our home so we are the first in our neighborhood to enjoy our back porch all year long! ~Adrienne~

Jules from "The Roost" said...

What a wonderful place! Can I come over ;)

profenretraite said...

Hi Pat.. Love your tablescape! Your christmas decorations are so beautiful!...Debbie

Rose Mary said...

So glad that J is doing so great!! Love the picture of the two of you together. It will be perfect for your cards. Like you, I haven't even started on mine, yet.

Your porches are beautiful!

This has seemed like such a cold November to me~still, it makes it feel nice and Christmasy!

Have a great week.

R~Mary

Myrna said...

Oh what a beautiful tablescape! Your back porch is lovely--so cozy,warm and inviting!!
I peeked at the inside of your home on your previous posts, too!
Beautiful job!!
Blessings,
Myrna

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ahhh. just ...ALL of it. I love the photo of you and Jay too. beautiful!

Andi said...

Your tablescape is beautiful Pat and your fireplace looks so warm and cozy.

Love the wonderful photo of you and J.

By the way...there's an award waiting for you over at my place.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

What a good-looking couple the two of you are! And you look so content with one another. I am enthralled with the photos of the windows and the holiday lights.
Brenda

Dana and Daisy said...

I like it! I am so glad to see I am not the only one who dares to use unconventional linens. I have used dishcloths for both placements and also napkins, too!

Love the boot shaped stockings at J's place!

Your portrait is a keeper! Yes, I agree, people would love to get one in their cards. I will be addressing mine tomorrow I think. I hope...

Shelia said...

Good evening, Dear Pat! Oh, your home and decorating is just gorgeous. First, let me say I'm so proud for J and his good report. What I would give to have a hearth room like yours! It's lovely. Now I do have those Duncan Phyfe chairs you have. Mine are still wood colored and you've painted yours white. I love these little chairs. Your tablescape is gorgeous too! You do everything well. Love the picture of J and lovely you! This was a great post. I just can't get enough of looking at your beautiful home! Thanks for the visit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Pat, You back porch Christmas is beautiful. I can't hardly wait to say I've had my last session with the PT. I am glad J is better.
Hugs, Terrie

by...K@ Ashcroft said...

Absolutely, positively stunning. It definitely inspires Christmas spirit.

sandra/tx said...

Pat, I'm glad to hear Jim's arm is better. I know that was such a scare.

Love your back porch decorating. Of course, my favorite part of just about any house is the back porch, and yours is so inviting.

Lisa said...

Gosh, your home looks awesome. Was that a holly bush outside your front door? I've been wanting a big holly bush to plant along side my home.

Kar said...

All of your decorations are beautiful. One day I hope to have a great big back porch area with a fireplace to decorate and relax on. All of your pictures give me such inspiration. Thanks for sharing! Best wishes for your husband.

Brenda said...

The porch is beautiful and im so happy the doctor turned out well.
The picture of you and J is so pretty.Glowing as always. Your are 40 something right hehe.

Picket said...

Hey Pat..first I am so thankful your hubby got that good report and is doing so well...second i love all this eye candy from you this week girl..every single pic is just gorgeous!!!! So much inspiration and I love the battery operated tealight idea! That pic of you & hubby is a Christmas card sure enough and the Santa & Mrs. Claus warming themselves is just too cute girl! lol lol Thanks for coming by...Can't wait to see more! ♥

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

You are amazing Pat. You even set the table on your Back Porch!! Everything looks lovely. I especially love Mr. & Mrs. Claus warming their buns. With the high cost of heating this winter, we may all have to keep the temperature down and warm our buns over the fire :)

Blessings,

Sher

Susie Harris said...

Oh Miss Pat~ You have just put a smile on my face! I love all of your holiday cheer. Everything looks as though it just stepped out of a fine decor book. Thanks for all of your inspiration. I love the picture of you two too... sweet~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, you never cease to amaze me with your talents! This is so very, very lovely! I love what you did with the porch, and isn't the lodge's mantle wonderful with its cute stockings! And that picture of the two of you is fantastic. Beautiful you, handsome J. I am still struggling to get mine decorated this year. I don't know what's wrong with me. Normally, I'm Mrs. Christmas, but I'm a holding pattern. Seeing your pretties, though, is an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. I feel like Christmas when I come here, Pat!

XO,

Sheila

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
I love your back porch and the tablescape! I think the picture taken from inside the house to the porch is awesome.

You and your husband make a great looking couple!

Hope you have a great day,
Diane

Deb said...

Hi Pat! First I want to say what a wonderful picture of you and J. It really captured the spirit of both of you. The back porch decorations are lovely! ( as all your decorations). I really enjoy stopping here. There's always something beautiful to see. Deb

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is beautiful!

Glenda said...

Your birdhouse plates are the crowning touch to this wonderful tablescape. I feel quite sure that your fire felt wonderful today. It has been an unseasonably cool November and early December for us and I suspect for you as well.
Santa and Mrs. Claus with their back to the wood stove remind me of myself. I also back up to our fireplace.
Your pictures are very good and I thoroughly enjoyed the entire post.

Lynne said...

Oh this is beautiful..and I know you enjoyed the visit from Aunt Ruth..those times are fabulous...thanks so much for sharing..hugs ~lynne~

Catherine Holman said...

Pat,
Your back porch is lovely and I love the fireplace! That's a great picture of the two of you. I'm so glad that J is doing so well! Merry Christmas,
Cathie

jeanne said...

Hi Pat, you are probably in bed and I should be. Sometimes my day is so busy I don't get around to visiting everyone until late. Just a few more and I am off to bed.

Your back porch is wonderful. Is it closed in at all? The fireplace is so lovely. I love your tablescape. All is up to your usual standards of gorgeous. I did see your dining room lights when I enlarged the photo. The front porch is looking very festive. Too bad I can't give you some of the holly I gathered from the many holly trees on a piece of property we own nearby. I call it Holly Hill. I did my fireplace mantel with holly. I am going to reveal my decorations soon. No cards written yet either. That's next.

My favorite is of you and you dh looking beautiful and handsome in your self photo.

Christmas blessings...Jeanne

Becca Watson said...

I love ♥ all your decorations! The table settings are wonderful too! You so need to come over and decorate my house..

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

OKGardners said...

Everything is beautiful as usual. You really have a knack for decorating.

Glad you two made it through your Dr. appts. with flying colors. Seems the more we age, the more we see the Docs. I'm currently enduring some dental implants and oral surgery. Not a fun process.

Keep up the beautiful decorating, and also taking pictures of everything - including the sunrise. Just beautiful colors!

Betty in Oklahoma

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a beautiful porch you have and I love the dishes on the table! Wonderful picture of you 2 too!!

blessings
mary

Susie Q said...

Everything is just beautiful...and hey! Especially that gorgeous couple of kids in that picture! It should be in your cards! You are a just one great looking couple!!

Just started my cards...how did the 9th of December creep up on us?? *smile*

Love,
sue

Suzanne said...

Your photo for 'thematic photographic' is beautiful. It captures the theme of "shadows" beautifully. Cute pic of you and J too!
The porch looks so cozy...love the sweet plates!

justabeachkat said...

Great photo of you and J!!

Everything looks wonderful. You're amazing.

Hugs!
Kat

Connie said...

Your table is beautiful and so is the porch. I love the picture looking out to the porch with the silohuette of the lights on the tree reflecting.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Pat everything is just wonderful...I love the candle idea girl I can't tell you how many pillar candles I have toss out because the wick was so short and I could lite the..thanks for that tip..also alot safer than lit candles..I just love your back porch your whole home is beautiful..and I am so happy to hear J is doing much better..have a great and safe day..hugs and smiles Gloria

Southern Lady said...

Perfection, as always, Pat -- your table is truly beautiful, especially those birdhouse plates and your green "spring" plates perfectly complement them.

You and J look wonderful, too, and I'm glad he is doing so well.

Best wishes to both of you and your family for the best Christmas ever in your lovely home.

Sincerely,

Janie

Chris said...

Pat, I'm so glad I found you, what fun looking at your beautiful photos. Your table is simple beautiful. Also, I'm glad you husband is doing so well too. You both make a handsome couple.

Hugs,
chris

Betty Jo said...

Pat your decorations and photos are all beautiful. I'm trying to ease back into blogging by visiting some sweet friends today. xoxo

Miss Janice said...

Oh, I love this tablescape. It's perfect for the table on the porch by the fire...:)

Lacy said...

absolutely beautiful, Pat!!!..love everything!!...glad J is feeling good, too!!!...best wishes to the both of you...Lacy

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, here goes....

I am totally in love with the snowflake ornament in the window with the lights reflected in it.

You two are adorable! I am glad J's appt was a good one.

The open door scene is such a fun picture I am going to try to replicate it. With a cheapo camera.

The santa and mrs. warming their bottoms.... too cute!

I can go on and on....

Anonymous said...

I absolutely ADORE your home!! You have that "special" touch! That picture of you and DH is so sweet! I would definately include it in my Christmas cards.

Thank you for taking the time to blog! I'm new to it (reading them not actually making one...yet).

Merry Christmas!!

cindy said...

It all looks very festive and fun indeed!

c

tardevil said...

Love all of your photos...they look like they're straight out of Country Living magazine...just beautiful!

bj said...

Oh, Pat...everything looks so wonderful, feastive, warm, Christmasy, welcoming...and just down-right STUNNING.
I have always loved your use of the metal gate over your fireplace...along with your beautiful swan, of course !! :>)
So glad J is doing so well...we are thankful for all things!
love, bj

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a stylish festive table! Love those wicker trays!

I also love the gate hanging over the fireplace. Oh, & I adore your patio fireplace...how wonderful!

My fave is the window shot you got of the snowflake though. The lights twinkling in the window, a hint of the beautiful table that awaits....perfect!

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Would love to sit at that table in those surroundings any day of the week. So warm and inviting. Rita

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I just love the plates! Every and everything is lovely! I want your mail box stand, its great!! Now a porch with a fireplace, how cool is that, oh, no how hot is that! lol I might have had to go to auction! lol Good for you! You stayed and cooked. The table is great on your porch.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good morning, Pat! Everything is just lovely and festive! The tablesetting is beautiful! Love the square chargers you used!

The picture of you and J is wonderful! You are such a nice looking couple! :) ~Hugs, Rhonda

Nancy said...

Pat, You have really decorated beautifuly! I have really enjoyed it all! Nancy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Pat, I'm in love with your porch. Like the gate ideal above the fireplace.Everything looks so pretty !

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful! Your decorations, your tablescape, just everything.

Bo said...

Hi Pat...I'm late coming by but thank goodness I didn't miss this post! First of all, the self portrait of you & J is wonderful...
I can't tell you how many pillar candles I've thrown away that if I'd known your tip I could have saved...darn! And my oh my, your way with tablescapes is fascinating! I did enlarge the front porch photo and could see the beautiful tree through the window...I love your style! ;-) Bo

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wonderful decorations Pat!! You always take the most gorgeous photos...and you have such a lovely home. Thanks for the peek and inspiration!
Hugs,
Robin

Wendy said...

Beautiful as alway Pat!! I love the way the porch feels with the fire burning!! And what a beautiful couple you and J are!:0) God Bless!~Wendy

Carolyn said...

Wow!! Love your back porch.Everything looks amazing!
Take care,
Carolyn

Kathleen Ellis said...

How beautiful, warm and welcoming....everything looks positively wonderful!
I love how you used your rattan trays as chargers! It is all beautiful!

Merry Christmas!

Pamela said...

as usual - you've made everything look so inviting and so easy.

I still say that people are either born with this decorating gene or not. ha.

Liz said...

What a very pretty setting! So welcoming! Love the decorations too!

~Liz

beth at aunties said...

Pat,
I loved perusing your blog today and enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere.
Everything looks so lovely and charming for a wonderful Christmas.
From the mailbox to your entrance.
Your inside decor is looked to be done by a professional, but mostly with love!
I enjoyed your fireplace mantle first seen over on Dot's place.
Thanks for filling our cups with Christmas cheer.
Beth~♥

Rue said...

Hi Pat :)

I'm so happy to hear about J's recovery! He's been through way too much and I'm glad he's getting better. I love that picture of the two of you :)

Your home looks beautiful. All the touches of Christmas everywhere are so sweet. The back porch looks wonderful with the fire going. What a wonderful place to have a nice romantic dinner ;)

Hugs,
rue

brettinsky said...

This is beautiful! And what a fun space to have! I don't think I will be completely done until after Christmas-it looks done, I just keep adding more for fun!

Merry Christmas!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your tablescape is so charming! I love the old gate on the fireplace! That is a great photo of the two of you! I joined in also with my tablescape...although I was very late!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Your tablescape is so charming! I love the old gate on the fireplace! That is a great photo of the two of you! I joined in also with my tablescape...although I was very late!

laurie said...

Pat, Everything looks beautiful! I love those bird house plates. I am so envious of what lovely pictures you take. But then, you also have great subject matter for your pix! laurie

Beverly said...

Pat, I love your back porch. It must be wonderful sitting by the fire.

You have made a Christmas wonderland. Your eye for beauty is reflected every where you look.

Don't feel bad. I haven't started my Christmas cards yet either. I've got to get busy.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a beautiful home you have decorated for Christmas. I find you American folk so inspiring, you certainly know how to put on a show. I just love what you have done.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

PAT...oh my gosh this is gorgeous! You win! It is the loveliest setting and I like how everything is just gorgeous in a Holiday Way!!!! Wish I could come over for a cup of coffee and visit! Beautiful as always!
Blessings,
Debbie

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Now I love the trouble you've been gettig into! I get into that kind of trouble too! ;p
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terra Kent said...

Just beautiful

Carmi said...

The more I see of your work, the more I'm convinced that someone needs to call Good Housekeeping. This seriously belongs in a magazine!

White Iris Designs said...

Your back porch is so inviting! Love your use of nature in your table settings.
The candy striped pillar adds a punch of color to your natural greenery wreath.
Enjoyed your blog very much!

Kathy Brakhage said...

I don't know where to start...everything is so beautiful! The picture of the trees, the picture of ya'll and I adore the Santa and Mrs. Claus warming themselves! Your decorations are inspiring! Thank you for sharing them! I hope ya'll have a very Merry Christmas! Love, Kathy

niartist said...

Oh Pat, how I'd love to have your backporch! The size, the fireplace, the beautiful table and table setting, the other decor, it's my dreams realized! Do you have a guest room!?!?

auntpittypat said...

You have done a wonderful job on your backporch (and front porch too!) I remember Aunt Ruth, she was at your house when I came to visit in September.

Good to hear that Jim is doing so well.

We got more snow today, no problem in us having a white Christmas! There has to be over a foot on the ground.

Love to you both,

salmagundi said...

Everything was worth the wait!! Enjoy your week and all of the joys of the season. Sally

Becky said...

Your back porch is gorgeous!!!

ellen b said...

Hi Pat!
What a lovely back porch you have!! Well your whole house is lovely...
That's a great photo of the two of you...

Dido said...

Pat as always everything looks stunning. The decoration's are out standing.love it when I get chance to pop by.
Dido

Charli and me said...

Pat, Everything is so beautiful. It just takes my breath away. You have such a lovely home. I am glad to hear your hubby is doing better. That last picture of the sky was awesome. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful decorations with us.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Pat, Your porch is just gorgeous decorated for the holidays! I love the candle idea! The tablescape is wonderful...love the tea napkins and how all your china looks so perfect all mixed together. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful tablescape out on your wonderful porch! Susan

Envoy-ette said...

Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! From the sunrise, to the backporch, you have made your space a place of beauty! I am envious!

imjacobsmom said...

Your back porch looks great. All your holiday touches look just right. I would definitely add that photo to your cards it would be perfect. That's a great tip for for the candle. I have the battery powered candles and some even have timers that turn on and shut them selves off. ~ Robyn

jeanne said...

Pat, just a quick hello. we ran the roads and I am so ready to give up and go to bed. alas, i have some fun decorating to share. Not mine. a gorgeous store in town called Simple Elegance. All Christmas.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Thank you PAT! What a beautifully warm n' welcoming home you have so generously offered to share with us... I loved EVERY MINUTE of my "I-stayed-too-long, I'm sure!" visit!!! EVERYTHING about your spaces glows no only w/ beauty, but with warmth, too! Blessings to you both this holiday season! Warmly, Linda (RMS "Mom..."). BTW, you two are a LOVELY coule!!!

BRAT girl said...

A gorgeous welcoming space! Great job!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pat, I just love everything! Your back porch, front porch, mail box. But the best is the picture of the two of you in front of your tree...it is beautiful and so are you! Thank you so much for sharing you lovely home.
Hugs,
Penny

Inspired Tokens said...

Pat the photo of the two of you is wonderful! I'm impressed ...such a great picture using a tripod! Your photo's are even great without you behind the lense.

I adore all of your holiday decorations. I admire them so much ...where in heaven's do you find the time?
Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Lana G! said...

This is my favorite! Absolutely wonderful! I love it all!!!!

The Santa's warming themselves are cracking me up!!! So appropriate for your tablescape!!

Cote de Texas said...

Merry Christmas! Boy - your "back porch Christmas" belongs in a magazine! You really have the "touch." It's breathtaking!

Wishing you and all your family a Merry Merry!!!!!! To another year of fabulous blogging!

Joni

tam said...

Oh everything looks so amzingly beautiful! Love the idea of the back porch being decorated. Loved your plates too!
The photo of you and your hubby is darling-what a cute couple you are!
~Smiles~Tam

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh wow, Pat sweetie everything looks just so beautiful! I love the photo of you and J together, what a lovely couple you two make. Good to hear that J is doing really well too sweetie! Your home is amazing, your decorating is amazing, but the love I feel coming from your posts for your family is awesome! Wishing you both a very happy day dear friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Kat said...

Merry Christmas Pat! I would love to be seated on your back porch with my feet near the fire. Your house is always a treat to see especially this time of year.

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW WOW WOW - your decorating just takes my breath away - it's all so beautiful, but welcoming and warm. You must have a storage shed out back for everything, LOL. Thank you for all the inspiration you always offer. Glad everything is going well with J.

Hugs - karen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Pat, You forgot to tell us what you served for lunch on your beautifully decorated porch. :)

dec0r8or said...

Holy moly! 98 comments! I'd love to read them, but I don't have that kinda' time! LOL. Your porches look fabulous, Pat, and even moreso, you and your handsome hubby look wonderful. I love that picture of the two of you. It's just PERFECT for your cards this year. Yay!

Sandi McBride said...

So glad to hear that J is doing well! That's marvelous news Pat. And my heaven's woman, when do you find time to do all that beautiful decorating? That porch is so heavenly there's no need for the rest of it!
hugs
Sandi

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, it all just looks SO beautiful! Love that candy cane candle and all the lights...just everything. That pic of you and J is stunning, I hope you do use it on your cards!

Brown English Muffin said...

that back porch is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Amber said...

Pat, gorgeous photos, but of course my favorite is the one of you and J! Love Molly's stocking! We have a GR one for Zoe. In fact, I think you might have been the one who told me where to find them!

Shelia said...

Oh, Pat! To get your complement is truly an honor! Thank you so much!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Pat said...

Hi Pat!
Such a lovely post full of so much to see and such good news! So glad to read J's arm respoded well well to PT! His moustache reminds me of my husband's! So uncanny how moustached men like women named "Pat" :-)
Hugs, Pat in NY

A Hint of Home said...

Your table and dishes are very pretty! Your house looks sooo nice.

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, your back porch looks soooooo wonderful! I just want to sit and stay a while :)

Light and Voices said...

My favorite is Santa and Mrs. Claus warming up by the stove. How cute is that?
Joyce

Denise said...

Pat, everything looks amazing! I really love your villages.

Your christmas cards will be wonderful with the pic of the 2 of you!