A Christmas table for two, I set by the tree,
The lights all aglow, the twinkle to see.
Vases of fruit, with greenery and tartan,
Make a festive foundation and setting to hearten.
St. Nicholas Fitz and Floyd, received as a bride in the eighties,
Returns annually to our table for all Christmas gaieties.
Silver chargers are lined, with sprigs of Leyland cypress,
Beaded garland is then layered, providing some brightness.
Apples, oranges and cranberries, join nuts to fill vases,
And stay on my table, and keeping their places.
Several weeks they will last, some beauty they add,
Easily gathered and placed, pairing with plaid.
The plates show St. Nick decorating the tree~
His fondness for musical sounds, you can see.
Drums, horns, as well as bells too,
Are placed on the tree all in plain view.
Red garland is swagged and placed carefully,
Candles cast a warm glow, illuminating the tree.
A candy cane here, a star placed there,
A reindeer helper is doing his share.
The stump of Nick’s pipe is lit you can see,
By evidence of smoke rising next to the tree.
More reindeer arrive, which ones I don’t know,
Maybe Dasher? or Dancer? Raring to go!
Prancer? or Vixen? I don’t know their names. . .
Ready to join in Christmas reindeer games.
The glass how it twinkles, reflections how merry,
Red votives, a shade between roses and cherry.
The mice are not stirring, they’re sleeping instead~
The shaker set holder, a shoe for their bed.
Silver Reindeer-Sleigh Napkin Rings deliver more plaid,
Arriving from last week’s table, a view HERE to be had.
If I don’t see you again before Christmas Day,
May all your wishes & dreams be delivered by sleigh!