December 20, 2016

Memory Lane

The months have speedily slipped from there moorings this year and Christmas is, once again, near. I've been decking the halls and enjoying the beauty that shines from every corner of the town and twinkles across the snow from cheerily lit houses.


Poinsettia and Maiden Hair Ferns.

 Christmas trees are filled with treasured memories of people and places near and far. When we unwrap the baubles, smiles light up the room when we uncover the tissue and find a treasure given  by family and friends.  Decorating the tree is a walk down memory lane. Of course, there are nutcrackers, birds and eggs, something from the sea, and my most prized possession: a reindeer made by my son, Jesse when he was in pre-school.

There are old and new things . . .

And the unusual, too. A sea urchin tied with ribbons and bows. I bought it several years ago in Newfoundland.

A hummer and another special fellow.

The shadow of a dove.

And, luckily, outside the real McCoy: a downy woodpecker feasts on seeded suet.

Thank you for reading along.

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and very Happy Holidays!


  1. You are so right in saying unwrapping the Christmas decorations is akin to walking down the most beautiful lane of 'Memory Lane'. You have some gorgeous decorations there. I love the pretty Hummer. May you and yours have a most wonderful Christmas, Dixie.

  2. I love your tablescape and I'm jealous you have an amaryllis blooming. We try every year to get ours to bloom for Christmas and never seem to get the timing right. I think putting ornaments on the tree is much like going through old photo albums, but holding the memories in your hands. Merry Christmas!

  3. This is a beautiful post. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

  4. Beautiful and magical, Dixie! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a Very Happy New Year :)



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