Now that Christmas has come and gone, I have more time to play. Lots of time. More time than I want or need. The kids have gone, the hubby's hunting, and I'm hanging out with my little buddy, Scout. But enough of the January blues, I'll have plenty of time for that, let's get these Christmas pictures out before Easter gets here.
We did not host a Christmas party this year. I have to say, I felt a lot less stress, even though I enjoy seeing my friends and it's my little way of saying Merry Christmas to them. Instead we had a few people over at different times and that way, I was able to spend more time visiting with them individually. We did have Christmas Eve dinner with my brother-in-law and the kids, Christmas breakfast which included my brother and niece, and a family get-together Christmas night, with about 30 of my cousins. It was an enjoyable time, especially the one-on-one times I had with my kids. Since I don't get to see them as much now, I like to be able to focus on them when they do get home.
Below are pictures of the Christmas breakfast table in the kitchen.
Last year I used antler candelabras from Pottery Barn, but I found these silver ones at Tuesday Morning and had to bring them home.
I used woodland themed plates that most people use at Thanksgiving, paired with a paisley runner and napkins from Pottery Barn.
Down the center of the table, I used greenery decorated with bittersweet, feathers, and iced stick thingeys.
Grapes, pinecones and gilded fruit were also used here and there, as well as small clear ornament balls.
I hung greenery, icicles, and glass ornaments from my chandelier.
In the center, I used my bowl which is on a silver stem and has silver arms which hold candles. I hung greenery from it and placed a large glass red ornament in the bowl.
Lots of red tapers were used.
I like using this set of glasses for breakfast because they feel substantial and they are just the right size for juice and water or milk. We had coffee earlier in the morning.
This sherbet is the perfect size for yogurt parfait.
A close-up of the centerpiece and the red tapers.
We eat pretty unhealthy Christmas morning, but hey it's just once a year. Our menu consisted of fried oysters, sausage, bacon, monkey bread, biscuits, Breakfast Before Casserole and yogurt parfait. I actually didn't feel so great after eating all that!
The red chargers with a little bling worked well with the red votive holders.
I try to put something on the small table outside, because the sliding door is right in view from the table.
My little buddy, Scout, before he got his Christmas haircut.
Hope your Christmas was special! Thanks for visiting me today, look forward to seeing what you've been up to!--Betsy