Red and gold beads, glittery stems and ornaments with wire trees, a sugar plum topiary, and a few candles and garland hiding white lights.  This stuff is looking good from far, but far from good close up.  The topiary once had 3 balls.  Patch,  patch patch.
Here we are in the heart of the house.  Turn right in the front hall, and you are in my small but cozy dining room.  Then walk straight ahead to the kitchen….you will be seeing the back yard from the garden window, or seeing the dining room if you are working at the kitchen island.... Read more »