The first thing that will greet you is the Simpich Nativity. I've been assembling the creche and its denizens for many decades. It's always the first of our Christmas decorations to make an appearance.
New to our home this year, this amazing Santa is a creation designed by my dear creative friend and talented artist Judy Kline from Helena, Montana.
Isn't he beautiful! Ensconced on the center foyer table, Santa graciously welcomed our guests throughout the holidays and this special evening. Sweet Mister requested that we invite our church pastors, staff, and their spouses for a Christmas dinner, which the two of us would serve. I agreed that it was a wonderful idea, so on this night I set two tables for 15. We'll begin in the dining room.
Come into the living room with me...
Meanwhile, back in the dining room...
The Simpich Elves, who live under the piano during the holidays, kept watch over the entire evening. I think that they were pleased with the way the dinner went, too. They advised me that we needed to have our next table set for the following Monday. Stay tuned! I'll be back!
In case you missed my post earlier this week and would like to see it, click here.
This week I'm joining:
Tablescape Thursday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch