Saturday, December 25, 2010

Russian Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas!
In 1999, Husband and I went on our first mission trip with International Commission, a short term sending agency out of Dallas, Texas.
We spent most of the trip telling about Jesus' love in St. Petersburg.  However, the last day of the trip we spent in Moscow. It was October and the first snowfall of the season occured that day. October 26.  We were in Red Square.  We looked across the cobblestone square and couldn't believe we were there, in Russia.  Americans.  In Red Square.

We did take time to shop.  We bought a set of six wooden painted soldiers and three individual Russian peasants.  Every Christmas I place them on a two foot tall (including the base) tree.  It reminds me of the trip and of the unbelievable fact that we were in Russia. ( I grew up in the Cold War era, obviously).

May you all have a peaceful and unbelievable Christmas, celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Classic Red Tablescape

I'm linking with Tablescape Thursday.  Check out all the other wonderful tables posted here.

I'm so glad to be back to my blog!  Unfortunately I left my camera at my MIL's on Thanksgiving Day and it took me until this week to return and retrieve it.  There's also the fact that I've been so busy teaching high school English and getting papers and finals graded.  No time to even think of putting  a table or any other post together.

I have been keeping up with others, however.  I love seeing your posts, even if I haven't commented.

I have a friend in Texas who puts together lovely tables in her home and she posted some pictures on Facebook.  I commented about how lovely her goblets were.  She told me where to get them, but then decided to send me a set!  What a wonderful surprise gift!  Thank you Susan!

And thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for always hosting Tablescape Thursdays.  You are a gem.

These red goblets are the bit of lovliness.  They are from HSN.  The candleabra is a garage sale purchase from earlier in the spring.

The chargers and plates are from Target.  The flatware is a hand-me-down from my MIL. 

The napkins were a garage sale purchase, and the napkins ring are this season at Target.

The holly branches are from Costco.  I unfortunately don't have a backyard full of wonderful trees to prune for holiday festivities.  I was glad to see the live holly at Costco to make up for it.

Thank you all for stopping by.  I wish you all a very merry Christmas season.