Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas Eve in Maine

As the sun begins to set on Belfast- George is out in the cold hanging some bulbs on the tree in the circular driveway- he added a few lights too to make the house look more festive with the lack of snow- little did we know what would be coming later!!

The tree was begining to be decorated but we had to leave some decorations for the kids to do!

 My Santa collection grows each year!

I can't believe how the walls look since we took the wallpaper down and had the painting done! This is my silver area.

The tree lit up - no presents yet!

Big present to ourselves - gas logs in the living room and dining room fireplaces- love love love them!!! They throw off so much heat and the remote control makes it so simple!!! and no dust!!!!

The presents are building up! I haven't had the ceiling painted yet and I was in a dilemma about whether to paint the beams the same color as the woodwork throughout the house- right now they are ceiling white- so I am experimenting and having the painter do the ceiling a pure white and the beams the creamy white of all the woodwork- we shall see how it looks in the spring!!!

New Ralph Lauren tablecloth and napkins in blue look great with all the candle and the greenery. That bread doesn't look bad either!!!!

The spread of goodies for snacking!!!

Kendra got me a great bottle of my favorite Cakebread Cellars - Dressed in a sweater and hat!!!

GJ and Kendra about to start in on Ina Garten's Beef tenderloin recipe!!!! The sauce is to die for!!!

George - digging in!!!

Moira's favorite meal- and good night to all !!!!!


Kip said...

Love the color of the entry/welcome hall! What a difference from the wallpaper!

Tony said...

You really have a great blog.
Norma Johnson