A Plain & Fancy Christmas by Cynthia Keller - As Ellie and Rachel make their way through unfamiliar landscapes, they face life-altering challenges and grapple with a crucial question: Will their old conventions and desires give way to new customs and yearnings? With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, it takes the love of two families for Rachel and Ellie to discover their own paths to fulfillment and happiness. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)
Natural Color Palette -- Take your holiday inspiration from colors and objects that are just as nature intended. White and green cover the walls and follow through on a dining room tree and the tablescape. Starfish ornaments on the tree and seashells on the napkin rings play beautifully into this all-natural look.