The house smells heavenly today with the scent of daffodils. I picked these from the yard yesterday. They are just shouting the end of winter! Hooray!
I read that daffodils are a symbol of friendship. I spent some wonderful time with some "forever" friends this weekend.
Today I thought I'd continue my house tour by showing you our dining room.
These dividers separate the living room from the dining room. We use them to display photos, books, etc. just like my mother-in-law did.
The table is a reproduction pine farm table that we purchased in McClellanville, SC many years ago. Today the table is set casually with my Vietri Italian pottery.
The corner cabinet is an antique that we purchased in Charleston, SC and the painting was obtained in Georgetown.
It's our family tradition to gather every Christmas Eve in this dining room. After the big meal, homemade eggnog is made and served. This tradition has been occurring for over 60 years.
Do you see Daisy the Cow looking at you? That painting was a gift to me from Leo a few Christmases ago. I had seen the painting displayed in a restaurant in Lexington, SC and she spoke to me. I even named her Daisy. I told Leo that I really liked the painting because my daddy raised cattle when I was growing up. The next time that we went to that restaurant, Daisy was gone. I was so sad that someone had purchased the painting before I could. But a few weeks later, Daisy appeared under the Christmas tree. Isn't my husband just the sweetest thing!
Here's the hutch. More cookbooks here.
Next to the hutch is an old photo of the Windham family homestead which was located across the street. In the photo is Leo's grandfather after whom he is named.
This is one of some old crocks that we found in a storage building on the property. I wish I knew more about them.
This was my great grandmother's egg basket. My mother remembers her gathering eggs and placing them in the basket when my mother was a little girl.
Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing where our family gathers for mealtime. In your comments, tell me about some of your family traditions.