Christmas Coffee Table


Good morning!  Did you have a good Christmas?  I hope so.  As always is my tradition, I like to take a photo of my coffee table in all of its messy glory.  This year the mess seems less but that doesn't change how I feel when I look at it.  I want to tidy it up, straighten the piles, move the piles.  This morning I did move a few items.  But then, they get moved back to where they were.

Books galore are scattered about, some left opened to a page, some have a bookmark.  After every package was opened, each of us had our noses in a book.  I love that my family is a reading family, I could not imagine not having that!!

My knitting has been hit or miss since a dinner had to be made,  helping hands made the preparation faster and the clean up speedy but still, I'm the one in charge.

Last night we watched "It's a Wonderful Life".  I love George Bailey and his ordinary yet extraordinary life.  I wonder how each of us un-seemingly touches the destiny of others we meet in life.  Quite thought provoking! 

So today will be my daughter trying on wedding dresses day, wish her (me!) luck.  I'm looking forward to more book reading, gathering with friends and being with my family.

See you Sunday for Weekends post!

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  1. Enjoy the wedding dress shopping. What a great way to spend the day after Christmas!

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  2. It's a Wonderful Life reminds every year how important even the smallest kindness can be in someone else's life and that each friend we have is a great blessing. Your coffee table speaks a thousand words about the wonderful Christmas your family had!

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  3. Enjoy the day with your daughter! So magical in itself. We do bridesmaid dress shopping tomorrow. The designer and fabric and color have been chosen, but the girls get to pick their style tomorrow:)

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  4. That's just how my coffee table looks on Hanukkah! And, yes, I love being a reading family, too. Enjoy this special day with your daughter!

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  5. Oh my goodness, wedding dress shopping... What a fun and exciting time this must be for you and especially your daughter. I hope she finds the dress of her dreams! We're a "family divided" when it comes to reading. Our oldest and I love to read (most of the things on her wish list were books) while hubby and our youngest could take it or leave it.

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  6. Giggle glad I don;t have to take a photo of my tables for you - I'm not overly tidy too busy stopping and starting kinda gal. Yes Love that your family PS our daughter's knitting patterns got reviewed http://lladybird.com/2014/12/24/completed-i-knit-socks/ (proud mummy moment)

    I hope you and your daughter have a lovely time picking the perfect wedding dress xxxx

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    1. how exciting for your daughter! Congratulations :)

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  7. hope you enjoyed the day with Rachel....did you cry? (I did when Robyn was trying on dresses.....happy cry, but cry nonetheless!!!!) Glad to see the coffee table photo....I spent the day putting all the decorations away. (We leave in the morning, and I just couldn't bear to come home to face that!!!!!!) Enjoy the weekend!

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  8. Lots of books from family to one another this year for us too! I'm thrilled. Alex and Me about an amazing researcher and parrot, making of the Princess Bride. And yarn!
    I love your coffee table ...but I had to clear ours this morning!

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  9. Merry Christmas! Sounds (and looks) like you had a great one my coffee table hasn't recovered from Christmas mania, either.

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  10. we are a reading family too, it's great! :))) God bless the wedding dress trying on!! happy 12 days of Christmas!

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  11. I love the Christmas coffee table! Seems to be just about right :)

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  12. This post made me smile because it looked JUST like our coffee table! And yes, I confess, yesterday I ended up tidying it up. ☺️. I hope the gown shopping was a success!

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  13. Your Christmas coffee table looks wonderful. :) I too love a reading family. There is something about the bonding that takes place when each person reading their own book but together.
    Good luck to you and your daughter with regards to the Wedding gown shopping. :)

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  14. Looks like you had a great family Christmas, Karen! And I hope you and your daughter found the perfect dress and had fun doing so. It warms my heart to hear of reading families, and even more so when our GK ask for a book to be read.

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  15. Good luck wedding dress shopping! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm pretty much the only reader in my entire family, so I'm secretly hoping that when I have children one day, they will turn out to be readers ;)

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  16. Love the coffee table shot :-). And your tree is lovely! We had a nice quiet Christmas here. Looking forward to the new year. Have a happy one!

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