Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tis the Season!

I had to get out for a bit. After just having a baby on November 8th, I needed a little change of pace to distract me from the tedious routine of caring for a newborn. I decided to visit my sister Alana and help her decorate her dining room for Christmas. Her dining room is very familiar to me as I painted her dining room table, chairs and buffet over a year ago. She was on vacation with her hubby, so it was a surprise. In fact, it was her hubby's idea to surprise her with this "make-over"...isn't that romantic? Gotta love a thoughtful man. He even paid me for it!

Here's the before pictures of her dining room set:

They inherited the table and chairs from a great aunt. The buffet was found on a curbside and of course Alana rescued it. She too is a thrifty girl at heart. After a fresh coat of white paint and new fabric seat's how the table and chairs turned out:

And after our afternoon of between all the feedings, diaper changes, burping and snuggling that sweet baby boy of's the dining room all decked out for Christmas!

Love hanging ornaments from a great light fixture.

Alana picked up two old windows from a garage sale and put them to good use in her dining room. As all those pretty Christmas cards come in, they will be added to the window panes for decoration.

Hope you are enjoying this special season as we take time to remember and celebrate our Savior's birth. Consider these words from Luke 2:10-11: "But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Just as the promised Savior came all those years ago...I look forward in great anticipation as I know he is coming again...but this time he will come as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords." There is much to celebrate...take heart and keep your eyes lifted to the heavens!

Merry Christmas.