I'm joining in with Mary-Lou today with her Take Three Thursday meme at Patio Postcards. Every week I intend to join in, and so frequently it just doesn't happen. If she continues it next year, I'm hoping to be more consistent.
I LOVE Christmas and Christmas decorations. Like many folks, I've pared down the decorations over the last few years, but that hasn't kept me from picking up a few new ones. This year I found a delightful tin house and church one day when I was "window shopping" with a friend; both are candle holders. Before I had time to decide where to put them, I found a tin lamp at Pottery Barn. It was on sale, and I had a coupon, so I got it for less than half price. I love the three of them together on the side table in the dining room.
I'm not counting the next photo as one of the three, but wanted you to see the darling deer ornament I picked up at Crate and Barrel in October. He was the perfect finishing touch.
Next up, an oldie but goodie. Ten or fifteen years ago, I picked up a centerpiece at Pottery Barn. We had it on the dining room table each year, and there was no need to splurge on fresh flowers for Christmas dinner. About three years ago it began to looked very "tired" and I took it to a local florist who transformed it. It's now way more beautiful than the original. I took this photo one morning because I loved the light shining on it.
Lastly, a white poinsettia that sits on the end table in the living room. This, too, had beautiful light one sunny morning.