Christmas is, indeed, the most wonderful time of the year because it's the time when friends get together and renew the connections that bind them together.
Last night Leo and I went to a Christmas Bunco party. I have been playing bunco with a group of girls since the mid 1970s. Even though I moved away for a number of years, we occasionally met and caught-up with each other's lives. Now that I live closer, we get together more often.
Here is a photo of us taken in 1993. Some of the girls have moved away, and sadly, we lost one to cancer. But 8 of us continue to meet from time to time. I'm on the back row standing under the wreath.
Our party was held at Nancy's beautiful home. She's the one on the far right in the photo, and she is one talented lady. Her home was so wonderfully decorated for Christmas that it would rival any that I've seen in Blogland! It was magical!
I wish I could have captured all of her decorations, but I did manage to photograph these.
Nancy used lots of natural greenery in her decorations. This window in her dining room was surrounded by a pine garland.
Here she adorned her china cabinet with beautiful magnolia leaves.
This is a blurry picture, but I had to show you what she did around all her windows and the mirror in the bathroom. She went out into the woods and cut lots of a smilax vine and draped her windows with it. They looked awesome!
One of many kitchen vignettes.
Here's another one.
On her real chopping block, there was a huge ornament tree. It was impressive.
I snuck into her bedroom and snapped a few photos.
You can see her Christmas touches in the sitting area of her bedroom.
There was even a blue and white Christmas tree in there! Isn't it pretty!
I couldn't help but notice the rug! I forgot to ask her where she found it.
I know that a lot of you have seen this mirror in the Ballard's catalog, but let me tell you, it is just amazing in person. It is beautiful, but even more so with Nancy's Christmas touches.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner in Nancy's home and had a chance to reminisce about old times. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!
Jane what a beautiful home and I did enjoy the tour. I would certainly be interested to know where she purchased the rug. Her home is lovely and I bet all you enjoyed your time together. Jean
It is so good that you actually stay in touch with your friends. That is wonderful. That home is beautiful! Merry Christmas Jane. Hope you and Leo have the very best ever.
How much fun to play Bunco and have Bunco Christmas parties with your friends. I love the 1993 picture and the 2010 version. Not much has changes except the clothes and hair. Your friend does indeed have a beautiful home. and has a knack for decorating.
Hi Jane~ How wonderful you all still get together! Christmas certainly is the most wonderful time of year for remembering and cherishing friendships! Stopping in to wish you Henry, Rascal, Lucy and Leo too 🙂 a Very Merry Christmas!