The Christmas season has arrived at my home – a little bit of it, anyway. I’ve made progress but there is more to do before I'm ready to share it with you. I decided to use what I have on our new tree and then I ran into a problem. Too much tree, not enough decorations. Most of the tree has been filled with pretty things and fun, little ornaments here and there. After I decided not to buy any new tree decorations I found that the two and a half dozen pearly white Christmas balls I own ‘disappear’ into the snowy branches of our new tree. I need to find some colorful things to add to it before I’m finished. I hope to finish the tree and add a few more touches of the season around the house soon – and then I’ll share it all with you. Until then I’d like to give you a peek behind the scenes at Historic Deepwood Estate.
About two weeks ago I joined the gardeners and some volunteers as they decorated the grand old house for the holidays.
This little forest vignette on top of the piano added a natural look to the decorations - a touch of the familiar. Oregon is covered with millions of acres of forest land. They are beautiful any time of the year.
Seen on the antique buffet in the dining room. . .
And then a peek into the Butler’s Pantry. . .
And around the corner to see the tree in in the ‘Children’s Room’.
And then back downstairs to look at the elegant mantle in the parlor.
Well, I have work to do so I’d better get busy. I enjoy taking a break now and then to spend time with each of you but it’s time to get back to work. I’ll be back to share my home with you soon. Real soon.
With a grateful heart,