This years theme is copper/white/silver.
I've carried this theme through to the wreath also...
This year I stitched and ruched some soft ivory silk scraps and white organza and then over laid it with some copper tinged berries garland. The short, battery operated LED light string sits very easily among the wired garland twigs.
The mantle holds small vignettes of copper, silver, vintage amber bottles and old assorted books in reds.
A beautiful hand made ceramic plate by Marley & Lockyer and some short strings of stars to light the night.
Simple white gift wrap and white raffia ribbon.
I stamped the white tags with embossing medium and powdered, mixing clear embossing powder with Ranger Perfect Pearl powder (called "perfect copper" naturally!) and used a heat gun.
I followed that through with the Christmas Cards using a pearly card stock that I had on hand.
We've polished and dusted, the crystal is throwing prisms and the silver and copper are throwing light everywhere.
A special time.
Welcoming the new grandbaby to our traditions and remembering those we have lost this year.
It's hard losing those we love but to lose someone in conflict or at someone else's hand is heart breaking. My thoughts are for the families of those taken in tragic circumstances recently and my prayers are for peace.
Religion isn't violent, it's the violent and disturbed people who kill.
Peace be with you.