Thursday, November 19, 2009
Making Plans for another get-together
Christmas Books – they introduce us to recipes, wreaths, decorating tips for windows and doors – decks and porches – everyone has more books than any one single item in their homes. I enjoy books to the point that I purchase them and really dislike having to place them on a bookshelf, sitting idle until a notion strikes to pick it up again and peruse its pages again. Books compliment any room and I love to display all my Christmas related books together. This year I took a few minutes and grouped my entire collection into one section at the end of my counter in the kitchen. Many ideas are born here in my 12x17 space. I live in an old house, so additional space has been created over the years to accommodate another area to define an area of use. The books look great – I even have them in date order, by author. I could launch any dinner menu from the pages of these books. I could decorate any theme from looking up references I have marked throughout the years. The only thing that is hard for me is deciding what recipe to use or what look I wish to convey to my guests as they enter my home. I love to entertain and look forward to each person that ventures over the threshold. Coming to my house may be my guests’ best venture on that day and I wish to convey my thanks for their presence.