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Monday, December 21, 2009

Getting Ready...


Getting ready for the holiday...the table is set...


The scents of pre-cooking are coming out of the oven...

There's a certain joy to seeing a table ready for a holiday, everytime you walk past you think of the joy and laughter that will take place at this table when your loved ones are there...

Setting up for dessert and coffee...right near the table so I don't have to leave anyone!



I notice my children walking past the diningroom and smiling to themselves as if they know what is ahead, and I think how wonderful to know I am creating memories for them they'll carry all their lives!

19 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Very pretty table! Your children will have fantastic memories I'm sure! Happy Holidays!

bj said...

O, what a beautiful dining room you have. Your table looks so pretty...I know you will have a wonderful time with your family...
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
love, bj

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

Yes, lots of wonderful memories and traditions for the children to take with them when they grow up!
My best friend has the same Old Country Roses China at her house. It's so perfect for this time of year.
Merry Christmas to you!

Charlene said...

I just went to sign into Share Your Cottage Monday & there are not many of us playing today. Please stop by & see me.

Your table is amazing. Your colors are so soothing & beautiful. I have not started baking yet like you have but, soon I must. Christmas is such a wonder for the little ones. I am so glad yours realize what a special time you are creating for them. Merry Christmas! Charlene

kimmcl said...

You have a beautiful home Tara. I found your blog from Cottage Monday. I am snowed in today and catching up on my blogging. Your mirror over the buffet is gorgeous! Come by and visit sometime!
Kim

Millie said...

Good for you..having the table set! It's a task I always seem to leave until the end, so maybe I should try to get it done soon!

The American Homemaker said...

It looks fabulous :)

Kathleen said...

Hi Tara,
Snow day for you, huh! That's a gift Christmas week..I remember it happened once before!
Have a wonderful holiday..enjoy!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful table waiting for your delicious dinner. Happy memories.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Tara, Everything looks so pretty. My table is not set for dinner but it is set for a buffet with all the chairs pulled back. If the snow doesn't keep them away we will have a large crowd for Christmas day dinner. I hope you and yours have a fabulous Christmas. xo Lynn

M.Kate said...

Hello Tara, BEAUTIFUL SETTING! hey, put an extra plate for me, on second thought, extra food also hehe :) Merry Christmas Tara, to you and your wonderful family. Love ya :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everything looks so beautiful Tara!

I hope you and your family will have a blessed and Merry Christmas.

Hugs, Pat

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Merry Christmas Tara! Blessings to you and your family this holiday season and in the New Year!!

Hugs, Sherry

Gina said...

everything looks so beautiful Tara..wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas Gx

Anne said...

Everything looks so beautiful. Wish I was this organized. My dining room table is piled high with gifts to wrap, Christmas cards go in the mail today and I am off to do my Christmas grocery shopping :) Have a wonderful holiday season.

Carol said...

Lovely! Happy Holidays!

Barbara said...

Your dinning room is so pretty in white.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Tara, everything looks beautiful at your house. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Tara! I missed this post last week -- well, I missed LOTS of posts last week with Christmas stuff going on.

Your dining room looks gorgeous -- I love the calm, pale table setting for the holiday. Very elegant!

And you are right -- you are building priceless memories for your children, and influencing how they will celebrate the holidays in their own homes someday. I hope your Christmas feast was scrumptious and the laughter was plentiful!

Blessings in the new year -- Cass