The fire was on for a few seconds and the weather is chilly enough at night to have a fire. I made the beaded tree on the mantle this year. Vintage ornaments on the chandelier were from my grandmother.
Tis the year for our Fox Tree. We welcomed two new felt foxes from West Elm, picked up at 75% off before Christmas. Another new addition is Slinky Fox, a gift from Peter the Outlaw Gardener in Tacoma. Thank you Peter!
As beautiful as the tree is, the coffee table has been the conversation piece with holiday visitors. The original glass had seen better days so Neal cut a piece of strong plywood and we covered it with batting and stretched calf hide.
Rusty Angel and galvanized reindeer purchased on Facebook, a first for me this year. ReBlinged, the seller, sent a bonus gift of galvanized ornaments which I placed in a basket of pinecones collected over the years. The angel wings on either side of the fireplace in the first photo are also from ReBlinged.
Outside is cheery with lights too. Agave neomexicana in green, Agave ovatifolia in blue snowflakes, and Opuntia Santa-rita in purple (of course). The LED stars have a shooting effect and our oaks make natural candy canes.
We can even see it all from inside looking out. I love this effect through the front door.
And so from our house to yours A very Merry Christmas!