Yesterday was our Christmas celebration with my very best friends in the whole wide world. :) Jennifer hosted, and her house was the picture of Christmas beauty. Her husband finished building their dining room table at Thanksgiving time, and this is the first I had seen it. It's black walnut, cut from Jennifer's parents' propery, and Dwight (Jen's husband) planed the wood by hand, built the table by hand, and finished it with tung oil and an antique crackle on the legs. It's absolutely gorgeous.
Here it is set up for our yummy brunch.
I just love this wool rug, made with LOTS of little wool felt circles. The crewel chair was a gift from her mother...it came out of her grandmother's house.
These little horses were frolicking on the windowsill of Jen's son Will's room. I thought they made a lovely winter vignette, with the snow outside. The house is a stone house, and that's why the sills are so deep. LOVE it.
This is a closup of a shelf vignette in the family room. Those pears on top are made with wool--needle felted by her mother. You can buy your own kit at Decadent Fibers.
There were little Santas and snowmen tucked into windowsills and niches all over the house.
This is a shot of the mantel. Note the paint swatches perched in there? Hee. She's getting ready to paint the room! (Still no decision on the colors...none of us agreed on anything...lol).