Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas decorations

My favorite display for Christmas this year at my house is the new "fake flame" candles.  I purchased them at Kim Coe Designs in Casselberry, Fl., last Saturday. The candles are actually Luminara, Real Flame Effect, Vanilla Scented Pillars made from real wax.  Each candle takes two AA batteries.  They are displayed on antique candle sticks I've collected over the years.  It's so nice to have candles that I don't have to worry about the dogs knocking over and burning themselves or my house down.  Another really nice feature is that you can purchase a remote control to turn them on and off.  One of my candle sticks has a slightly raised area under the base that is the perfect place to store the remote.  It can't be seen and hopefully won't get lost!

This is my Dining room for Christmas. It makes me happy. The Summer Quilt that I'm using for a table cloth was made by my great-great-grandmother, on my father's side, in the 1850's.  It's one of my most prized positions.  We do take it off the table when we want to eat!  The quilt on the wall I made at least ten years ago.  It was one of the first things I free-motion quilted on my Bernina 180.  The quilting is pretty awful!

The most important display in our house is of course our Precious Moments Nativity scene. Jesus is the reason for the season! He came to save us by grace for our sins. Lets us be grateful and not forget that's what Christmas is all about.