This week marks the first week of advent and if you are not sure what that means, here it is:
A tradition I've always enjoyed in our family is the lighting of the advent candles. Often times these candles are kept in the living room, but I prefer the kitchen table. This is where we gather on a regular basis and take time to sit and reflect on our day. While you will find many traditional ways to create an advent wreath, I prefer to make something different every year. For me, the only common thread needs to be five candles: One for each of the four Sundays preceding Christmas, and a fifth one for Christmas Day.
This year I used five cylindrical vases of varying heights, added water, cranberries and a floating candle.
I placed them on a tray and added fresh greens around the base.
As Christmas nears, the centerpieces becomes brighter as does our hope in the coming King.
THIS POST MAY BE LINKED TO: MONDAYS: MADE BY YOU MONDAY, FLOUR ME WITH LOVE, MANIC MONDAY, OUR DELIGHTFUL HOME TUESDAYS: TALENT SHOW TUESDAYS, TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY, TIP JUNKIE ,GET YOUR CRAFT ON, CRAZY SWEET TUESDAYS! MANDY'S RECIPE BOX WEDNESDAYS: WORKS FOR ME WEDNESDAY, GINGER SNAP CRAFTS, THURSDAYS:, STRUT YOUR STUFF, FULL PLATE THURSDAYS , CHIC & CRAFTY PARTY,FRIDAYS: I’M LOVING IT, FOODIE FRIDAY, FOOD ON FRIDAYS, TATERTOTS AND JELLO, SWEET TOOTH FRIDAY, SHINE ON FRIDAYS, FRIDAY FAVORITES, FRIDAY FOOD , BACON TIME , KITCHEN FUN WITH MY THREE SONS, SATURDAYS:SWEETS FOR A SATURDAY SIX SISTERS STUFF, CRUMBS AND CHAOS, SOMETHING SWANKY SUNDAYS: NIFTY THRIFTY THINGS