I LOVE Christmas decor and I LOVE Birdsong.
So, it made sense to combine the two and host "A Snowbird's Song".
And it was such a good idea!
I loved every bit of the weekend.
And I loved the week before, as I set up the party and decked the halls.
It is a tad bit early to have the Christmas sparkle going strong in the cottage, but I'm so happy to have it up and to be ready for the upcoming festivities.
Of course, the reason for setting it up early was extra special. It was great to hang out with my Peeps and kick off the season.
Normally, we eat in the garden during our Springtime Birdsongs, but it was more than chilly this time of year. I was able to set up three tables inside the cottage by shifting the furniture around in the living room.
Not too crowded for us, at all.
All of the meals were served buffet style, but for our big dinner on Friday night, we semi set the tables instead of having the plates on the buffet, just to make it special.
I'm not a traditional red and green Christmas person, but I do love flowers, and a touch of poinsettia red (with a cardinal!) can be sooo pretty. The bluebird of happiness place mats are from a shop in St. Armand's Circle in Sarasota. I was thinking of my Peeps when I was on vacation with my sisses in September.
Now, the guest have gone, the extra tables are all packed away, but the rest of the decorations are up and I'll be enjoying them throughout December.
I'll be savoring the memories of our special get together as I look at the ornaments, trees, and banners, and will be happy to have almost a whole extra month of Holiday Cheer by getting them up November 1st.
Being an Early Bird has been quite nice!