Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Yet More Christmas Decor

I can't help myself.

One large silvery ornament in the bathroom.

My mother made this card for me. She is very talented. The photograph, dated 1930, is of my grandmother Florence O'Donnell in the snow at 611, the family homestead in Herkimer, New York. The photo is dusted at the edges with a little glitter and there is a bronze ribbon underneath it. Love this. Thanks mum.

In the library, next to the day bed for guests, two Christmas books. The Penhaligon Christmas book is filled with holiday stories and paintings that take me back, back, back in time. The beautiful, poetic Christmas Memory by Truman Capote reminds me of 611; it was given to me years ago by a beloved boss, Linda Reville at CBS Magazines.


hello gorgeous said...

This is my favorite book at the holidays besides A Child's Christmas in Wales.

I also did a post on it about two weeks ago. Great minds... :-)

Hope you had a nice holiday. Sounds like you did. Your place looks toasty and full of cheer.

Mr. Peacock said...

Your mother's card is wonderful...
and I love the ornament in the bathroom!