My day was exhilarating, yet exhausting. A special Christmas Eve dinner with family, a big Christmas morning breakfast, and a party Christmas evening with 25 family members. Our celebrations always revolve around food--no surprise there--so I spent a lot (an awful lot) of time washing dishes, cooking, setting tables, washing linens, and preparing for rounds 2, 3, 4, etc. It was worth it, if years from now my children will look back and smile!
Come on in and enjoy!
Our table in the dining room is ready for the festivities to begin.
Gold chargers are layered with Holly Holiday china, purchased at Hecht's department store over a period of many years. It's still available at Replacements.
Red napkins and red wine goblets give the silver and gold table a shot of color.
Silver candleholders and candlelabras, silver finials, and little presents that light up adorn the silver table runner.
My epergne holds arrangements of calla lillies, cypress, seeded eucalyptus, and nandina berries. The epergne is removed right before dinner and the top bowl is placed directly on the table for a lower arrangement.
Sideboard . . .
Table setting is reflected in the sideboard mirror.
The garland was decorated with glitzy silver and gold...
Chest in dining room.
Snowmen candles on kitchen table...
Downstairs guest bedroom is right off of kitchen, so it gets a dose of holiday cheer as well! Corner cupboard was in our house when I was growing up. Ok, here's a blooper for you--if you look at the reflection in the glass you will see a pile of presents :)
Merry Christmas to all! May your heart and home always be filled with the happiness and joys of the Christmas season!