“How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there were no winter in our year”
– Thomas Higginson
Wasn’t the weekend a (literal) ray of sunshine? As I have said before, I do not mind the winter months. I have learned to embrace December and January with it’s serenity and solitude. The past few days have caused me to reflect on the beauty of the light of Christ when he comes into our lives and shines into our darkness.
“For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ”
2 Corinthians 4:6
First day of sunshine in what seems forever…grabbed the opportunity for morning shots!
I decided on a cream and pale blue setting-perfect for winter!
The cloth is a blue and cream paisley. The softness of those two colors play beautifully together.
My sister in law gave me the beautiful Italian ceramic container that I filled with rock salt and placed three pillar candles for a simple centerpiece. The china pattern (used very often) works in any setting. I often use the matching chargers and mix them with colorful plates! The embroidered linen napkins are a go-to…and the crocheted napkin rings are a treasure!
Cute snail place card holders!
Close up of one of the six cream votive cups on the table. There are three different patterns and I found these a few years ago through the Wisteria catalog!
The metal tole flowers normally sit on the mantel. As the saying goes: “shop your house”!
You first saw these birch containers here: We Gather Together and they are one of my best purchases from Highlands, NC. So easy to work with…a few grocery store stems and voila!…an arrangement!
Dappled sunlight through the bamboo shades…such a welcome sight!
The stemware is also a go-to when I am embracing simplicity
The best part of this setting was it took only thirty minutes to put together!
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
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