Breakfast in the Park. Christmas decorations.

Christmas Decorations

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We now have a coherent look in our lighting – violet and white. Note the added window candle. The swag lights are new.

Remember I said we were not happy with the violet/purple rope light Christmas decorations I bought? While the casing was purple, the incandescent lights inside were white and when lighted they showed as a red color. That just doesn’t fit with our violet-and-white scheme! So I found an LED rope light set at Amazon and ordered a 24-foot set which came yesterday. I made the swap this afternoon. As you can see in the photo, the new ones fit in with our scheme of violet and white lights. That is the look we want, so I ordered another two violet rope light sets that will go on our deck railing.

I also dug out our candle lights with the violet LED bulbs that we have used for several years, and put one in each window in the house. We like the violet-colored lights and they show up well. With LED bulbs we don’t mind leaving them on all the time.

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I changed my garden flags to show a Christmas motif

We used these candles first in our motorhome, next in my parents’ house when we stayed there one winter, and finally in our house here in Phoenix. The violet color is distinctive and fits in with our color scheme.

Also as part of decorating for the season I swapped out the Thanksgiving-theme garden flags for Christmas-themed. Daughter Shauna had chided me a few days ago the I needed to get rid of the turkeys, so I finally got it done today. The one in the foreground has Santa, the one in the background has a snowman.


It is the first Saturday of the month and time for Breakfast in the Park. We paid $5 each and could get biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, potatoes, fruit, and beverage. A great deal! We also like going there because we get to visit with friends. Today we sat with Marv and Suzanne Fitchett, Melody Murphy, and Gladys and Rich Swartz. Helen and Del Kentner were just down the table within conversation range.

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