Saturday, December 25, 2010

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Merry Christmas!!!
I hope everyone's holiday is going well. I am finally enjoying a much needed rest. Yesterday we hosted the Christmas celebration for my moms side of the family. We were supposed to be visiting my dads side of the family on boxing day, but due to my uncles work schedule, we are no longer sure when we will get to see them.
Anyways, yesterday went better than expected. My cousin was recently married, with means there was a lot more people to entertain than normal. After scrambling to try and find enough table settings, chairs, and food for about 11 people, we settled down to a nice evening of chit-chat and food.

I was going to wear my Grandmothers old dress but due to fear of my uncles and cousins dogs accidentally tearing extremely delicate fabric I decided instead to wear this 1950s dress from Adelines Attic (and avoid the dogs as much as possible).
Not enough matching plates? A neat trick is to use a few plain white ones and place a small plate from the main set on top. This allows for a cohesive look, without needing to buy new plates!

I am always in charge of dessert making. This year I did a Gingerbread cake with Eggnog sauce, a Cherry Candy Cane Jello dessert (for lactose intolerant family members), and various other little chocolate goodies.

My parents, grandmother and I gathered around the tree to open our presents this morning. I got some lovely things (including some vintage dresses!). Here is a quick snapshot of a few things and one of the lovely wrapped gifts. I went eco-friendly this year and wrapped all my gifts in magazine pages.
Now I am off to stuff my face with left over goodies. This has been a very lazy Christmas day, and I couldn't have asked for a better present.

That's All.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you! You too. Your dress is beautiful!

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  2. Oh, what a lovely Xmas it looks like you had! You look so fantastic in the dress from my shop! Hurrah! Happy holidays, doll!

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  3. Your dress is so cute! I absolutely love it.
    Merry Chrismas, and check out my blog when you can :) Thanks.

    tamijam.blogspot.com

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  4. Happy Holidays to you and your love ones!

    Love,

    Frl. Irene

    P.S. I like your new header VERY much. :")

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  5. you look amazing, i love the dress.

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  6. Hope you also had a wonderful Christmas, you look fabulous.


    Leanne
    x

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  7. Merry Christmas before anything else! I just landed on your blog and I'm really glad I come to you, your blog is amazing and your outfits are fantastic. Please, can you link your blog to your profile?? so when you become a follower of any blog, this may link with you. Well, you see me here very often ....

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