So with this in mind I went to work on the mantel. This is the first house we've lived in that had a true mantel and is something I really enjoy decorating for the holidays. Out came the boxes marked 'mantel,' out came the box of candles and candle holders, in came the cedar garland that we bought yesterday...all was well in my world.
There must have been a low-lighting problem or I need new batteries but not one, not.one, of the photos could be saved much less shown to anyone! Gah, so tomorrow I will load the camera with new batteries, turn on a few more lamps, light the candles and give it another try...
I did get a few pics of my new Poinsettia plant. I just love going to the nursery and seeing the rows and rows of these pretties. It's like a Poinsettia parade. I particularly like the ones that are not red, gravitating more towards the whites or variegated varieties. This was new to me this year...called Strawberries and Cream. And although your could not pay me to eat Strawberries and Cream I do think this one is my current favorite.
Still no tree up, nor lights, no baking done...what about you?