I felt like someone had just given me a Christmas present and I was thrilled that it was dishes! Remember....My name is Cindy and I am a dishaholic!
They went perfectly with my kitchen and dining room theme I wanted to achieve for Christmas this year.
Simplicity took over at my house for Christmas with the decorating this season. Lack of time and energy seemed to be my excuse. Recently a friend of mine said she thought her new WORD for 2016 might be simple and I grabbed a hold of that for the rest of my 2015 year! I thought, "Okay, I can kill myself trying to make it all look stunning and brilliant or I can simplify and actually enjoy the holidays. I chose to ENJOY!
I love my Christmas platter along with that wonderful smelling candle that some friends gave to me this year. Made it my centerpiece.
Aren't these cute ornaments? Another little hidden stash I found too!
You can't go wrong with poinsettias can you?
I must say, I love my simple Christmas tablescape this year!
And the tablescape tied perfectly in with my Christmas tree in the dining room.
Here is the story of the poinsettia.
A popular legend surrounds the poinsettia. Long ago, on Christmas Eve, a little Indian girl in Mexico wanted to bring a gift to present to Baby Jesus, lying in the creche at her Church. Being very poor, she could not buy a gift, as did the other children of the town. So on the way to Church, she gathered some green weeds on the edge of a field. Like the other children, she walked down the aisle of the Church and placed her bouquet at the creche. Suddenly, the green weeds turned a beautiful red, because she had given the most wonderful gift of all, the gift of genuine love. Since then, the poinsettia has been known in Mexico as flores de la Noche Buena.
These decorations, while perhaps originating in pagan times, have a much more beautiful meaning for Christians. The bright red leaves symbolize the burning, divine love of our Redeemer. The shape of the cluster of leaves and the contrast of the red with the green also remind one of the star of Bethlehem that shone so brightly the night our Savior was born and then guided the Magi to visit Him. The flowers are red, which reminds us that the baby born in a manger became the Savior of the world. Jesus shed his blood on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven.
No matter how we decorate our homes for Christmas may we be reminded of the true reason for the season.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy