|Monkey gets dressed for Christmas!|
|Dining room wreath|
|Pre-lit pencil tree (I forgot to turn the lights on for the photo)|
|Vicki Bennett's Vintage Christmas postcard, on display!|
|Mr. and Mrs. Santa, by Tom Clark|
|Newel Post detail|
This year, I didn't do much in our den, since the fireplace area is still somewhat of a mess from the chimney fiasco, and needs to be repainted. Hence - no mantel photos.
Some of our neighborhood women mounted our third annual caroling for a beloved (almost a shut-in) neighbor last night. We arrived bearing a full dinner, home-made by each of the six of us. I took crab stuffed deviled eggs and they were enjoyed by all, as well as a cream cheese/pepper jelly appetizer, with good crackers. The main dish was a shrimp and rice casserole; the side dishes were marinated asparagus, pear salad and cranberry-apple compote. Dessert was apple pie and ice cream, and wine was flowing to those who imbibe.
We sang six numbers and then danced in a chorus line to "New York, New York." You'd have laughed to see it; one of the women just had knee surgery, one has back trouble, another has a bad foot and I had hip pain. Only two of the six were healthy - so I think we did rather well, considering. The family certainly seemed to enjoy it. They were joined by their two sons and a 4 year old granddaughter, and all of them laughed at the funny lyrics we sang this year, instead of just straight carols.
Have you caroled this year?