I have been in a way dreading this decorating this year as we live in this rented house temporarily and so are unable to do things in the way we would like. Apart from the fact we have so much less space in which to decorate we obviously cannot add any picture hooks, thumb tacks to the wall etc and so I was not sure we would be able to do much at all with the traditions we have in the decorating style.
So remember, be warned, this is a very high, picture heavy post!!
So plan B was to get a little table top version that we would be happy with. So I was quite pleased to see this little one (above) in the local Catholic Bookshop. Of course when I was at the bookshop I saw some other wonderful things too, lol.
Anyway I loved the fact that the wreath was based around the Nativity and so we have placed it on our main eating table in the kitchen.
I have so admired similar ones to these online and never thought I would be able to have one. But as I was shopping with a dear friend visiting form Tassie last week I saw this one in a local shop.....at a reduced price and knew it had to come home with us.
Of course keeping those inquisitive little fingers away is another matter. Which means it really can only be lit when those small fingers are under constant supervision or in bed!
Father Pine and a small votive candle holder
our large collection to put in the baskets to be read first and specially.
The homemade Nativity that the younger children often play with
Next major event St Nicholas Day!!
Blessings to you and your homes,