Monday, December 23, 2013

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day

 Doing a little dress rehearsal here tonight.
Making sure all of the candle holders are equipped with the appropriate votive, tea light or taper candles.

At Christmastime I don't think it's possible to have too many candles lit.  Is it?  Well I suppose it probably might be, but I just love the candlelight along with the Christmas tree lights.  Magical!!
I hung several glass prisms from the chandelier over the dining table.  When the lights are dimmed and the tree and candles do their thing... oh so pretty and sparkly.

 Because I light so many candles on Christmas day, I make it a point to count them as they are lit.  Then I write that number in a prominent spot (for me it's the calendar on the front of my fridge).  At the end of the day I make sure the number that are blown out matches the number I've written down.  
As much as I love candlelight, I love candle safety even more.  This has become my little form of checks and balance in the Christmas candle department.

These final hours leading up to Christmas day are busy ones, to be sure.  Plenty of cooking and tidying still to be done.  The presents are wrapped, the cookies are baked and the menu is planned.  Now it's time to bring it all together.  I plan to be up early tomorrow doing just that.  Once the work is complete we'll be off to the candlelight service at church.  Once again the beauty of candlelight adding so much ambiance to the season.

I'd like to take this time to wish you a Merry Christmas.
If you will be traveling, I wish you safe travels.
Thank you for your friendship and kindness throughout the year.


  1. So pretty! You are very wise to keep it safe, too. A friend of mine once forgot to blow out one candle... it melted all the way down, all over her mantle. Because it was on bricks, her house somehow managed not to catch on fire.

  2. Hello dear Kim and a very Happy Christmas to you and your family.
    I like that idea for candle safety - can never be too careful.

    Have enjoyed this year of blogging........still hope perhaps in 2014 we can meet.
    Stay safe, have fun.............and wishing you abundant blessings for the New Year.


  3. Merry Christmas to your sweet family. Enjoy each and every minute and stay warm. Lots of candles...and Snowman mug, is good! Holiday hugs from the pixies in Florida and your friend, Diane

  4. Everything looks beautiful.
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    We are off in just a little while to church too. : )

  5. Good tip about counting candles! I'm sniffing something right now and I'm not quite sure what it is... Merry Christmas, enjoy your beautiful candlelight service!

  6. So very pretty! Your guests will know that you love and care for them. Sitting at a table set like yours, is a special gift in itself. As for the candle tip...thanks for that. Great idea, especially for my aging brain:)

  7. Beautiful! I love that tip...of counting all the lit candles and making notes. Here's hoping you had a most wonderful and meaningful time with your family over Christmas.

  8. I like the milk glass display. I will be inheriting a large set and you've peaked my delight at that thought.
    Good tip on counting candles. I've gone to using the electric tea lights in votive holders...the flickering glow is the same. Candle sticks still are real!


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