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This week’s photo challenge topic is Grand.

Last night I went to a friend’s house for a party. I love going there, especially at the holidays because she is an antique collector and a fabulous decorator. She moves her pieces around and combines them in a new ways every year. The family room mantle and fireplace decorations this year were grand!

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Mantle

One of my favorite decorative touches was the punch bowl full of antique mother-of-pearl buttons she has been collecting for many, many years. A grand collection…and what a wonderful way to display them!

antique buttons

A Punch Bowl of Buttons!

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Pigs in Santa Suit

Pigs are Ready for Christmas…

With a “late” Thanksgiving and all the talk of an “early” Black Friday, maybe someone should invent a Turkey in a Santa Suit to cover all the bases?

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This week’s topic is Changing Seasons.

I live in New England. With the effects of global warming (yes, I do believe it exists!), last winter was extremely mild. My azalea was confused and put out a flower in fall.

azalea

azalea

Since I don’t have any snow where I live yet, I’ve decided to go with something from the shoebox. My friend Julie and I went up to NH in October some years ago to see the foliage and they had a bit of early snow. There wasn’t enough to make a big snowman, so Julie made a little snow bunny. I love that there are still colorful leaves on the trees and yet there was some white “frosting.”

JulieinNH

 

Lastly, decorating for Christmas is an indoor reflection of the changing seasons. My cat Zoee loves this occasion!

ZoeeXmasBag

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