It takes about a week to get Henwoodie completely ready for the holidays. We put the last finishing touches on the decorations last night, got all the candles in the windows, and settled down with the pups and nice cheery fire in the fireplace and watched The Holly and the Ivy (1952 black and white Christmas movie). Now that the house is decorated I can concentrate on drawing and painting in the studio.
The dining room is always finished first. The Christmas china and silver will be brought out for the meals eaten in this room.