Moving on to Connie's house. She emailed me before Thanksgiving and said, "I have a favor to ask you. If you don't want to do it, that's okay. But if you do, I'll buy you lunch. Would you decorate my table?"
OMGosh! This is how I responded, "OMGosh! I would LOVE to do your table. In fact, I'll take YOU to lunch for letting me!" We set it up for Saturday after Thanksgiving---when we got back from Charlotte. I was excited and looking forward to it all week long. We touched down at 10:30 and I was at her house by noon! She said she didn't want to spend a lot of money. We spent nothing!! I used just what she already had. The results:
*Update: I had Connie send me a photo of her rug. I still love it. I'd say we found it about 18 or 19 years ago. It still looks like new:
So, one thing leads to another. I noticed two gorgeous---huge---cross-stitch framed pictures. One is an angel and the other is a bride. They were gifts to Connie's daughter, Malinda---made by Connie's sister. Malinda had them in a closet, so Connie took them. She didn't know what to do with them. I suggested that we re-arrange the pictures in her hallway to accommodate them. We did. They look great! I'll get a picture.
Get ready, more Christmas to come!