I truly was blessed with a wonderful evening last night with my dearest friends. It was a time for us to come together and share food, joys, concerns and most important laughter! I
decided to use mom's Christmas quilt for the table and we decorated the Wayfair cloche with two snow bunnies that belonged to Rhonda's mom. Our mothers we lifelong dear friends, so only fitting! We all decided to do mexican food, figured that was as far away from the traditional food we each will be having shortly. We served up Paula Deen's Enchilada Soup, homemade salsa, queso, and guacamole. Dessert was apple bundt cake and chocolate chip cookies, served with coffee in our wonderful Hometalk mugs. Thank you to Wayfair for the cloche and @Miriam and Hometalk for the coffee mugs!
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas Mantle. I had tried to decorate our mantle every which way you can imagine. Finally it came to me, I was making it far to complicated, just like
life can be sometimes. So, I stepped back and decided simplicity was in store. My Honey had built me a manger out of old barn wood from the house my mom was born in to compliment his mom"s nativity figurines. I decided to leave our you are loved always sign up as a reminder that we are loved! The stockings I cut out of old cedar board we had laying around, thinking it would give me that simple rustic touch!
I love to take pictures and especially love the fall time of the year. Due to ongoing drought and extreme temperatures, the colors are just not here this year. When family came in from
Colorado, we ventured out to visit the old farm place that they grew up on and I was able to still find beauty in a different way. The folks that own the farm were gracious enough to let us roam. A lot of the old equipment is still sitting where Granddad and Uncle Ray left it. Frozen in time I suppose:)