Mid-Century Christmas – Scenes from my house

December 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Posted in DC, life, mid-century, Washington | Leave a comment
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Hello, Happy Christmas Eve! The halls are decked at my house. We’ve decorated the outside and in. A few years ago when Daryle’s parent’s retired to Florida, they gave us a lot of their vintage Department 56 collection. At the time we didn’t know what we would do with it; the New England Series isn’t exactly our style. But since then we’ve placed part of the collection above the fireplace on the mantle and it looks quite festive. Plus it’s a nice reminder of Daryle’s parent’s since we don’t always see them on Christmas. Our fireplace does work, but it is a very shallow space and unfortunately doesn’t draw very well. So last year we added to our winter theme a faux-fire and log set that when you plug it in makes a crackling sound. It’s hilarious, but quite authentic seeming. I actually believe there’s heat coming off of it, even though it’s truly only adding to the ambiance.

Tomorrow is Daryle’s birthday. Yes, he’s a Christmas baby! In fact, his full name is Daryle Noel! Just a warning—this may not be my last Christmas post! We just love the holiday season and plan to celebrate all 12 days of Christmas. We visited Mount Vernon a few weekends ago for their candlelight tour and learned that George Washington celebrated the 12 days of Christmas. Every night he had a big dinner with family and then wine and dancing followed. That sounds divine to me, so I will be living large from now through January 5th. I hope you will do the same.

Sending much love and a merry Christmas to you!

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