Editor's Note: Today I am wearing AG jeans, Athleta cashmere sweater, Seaward & Stearn scarf from London, and Costa Blanca shoes.
Christmas in our family is all about traditions! We tend to decorate with the same garlands, bows, and berries in exactly the same place year after year. I love the traditions our family has set over the years and I hope my kids will carry on with the traditions when I get to old to do it. One of my favorite things that I did for my kids when they were little was to spread fairy dust from the fireplace and make a little trail to where their Santa Clause presents were presented. Of course Santa ate a bit of the cookie and drank some milk. We also left reindeer food and carrots in the front yard to guide Santa's sleigh to our house. I think my kids believe in Santa Clause until they were around 10 which was my same age. I love the magic of Christmas! We have been celebrating Christmas at my mothers house since 1973. So the traditions have been carrying on in this home for over 40 years. Since I am inheriting this house and live here again I am hoping to carry on the tradition for another 40 years. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a magical weekend with your family and friends.
The breakfront in our Dining Room.
This little church and choir boys belonged to my grandmother. It was always displayed on top of her "TV Cabinet" in the Living Room. When TV's first came out in the 50's they were placed in very elegant cabinets that had double doors that opened in the front. Even though her TV no longer lived in that cabinet the cabinet itself stayed in the Living Room. Now the church and choir boys lives in our Living Room.
We always include playful singing and fanstifical toys around our tree.
Our entry hall with the red berries draped on the mirror. Poinsettas are a must!
The red berries always drape this mirror over the fireplace mantle. We always have elegant lights going across the skinny marble mantle.
We serve traditional turkey and dressing on Christmas Eve with a sit down dinner. Mother's beautiful spode china always comes out on this night.
A close up of the table! The green glasses were my great-grandmothers.
The Christmas tree is always gleaming on this night!
It would not be Christmas Eve without taking a picture in front of the fireplace.
Christmas Day is a more casual event with everyone arriving around noon.
Before we eat lunch we sit around and open presents and laugh and giggle. Champagne is always flowing!
The girls in red! This is my traditional apron on Christmas Day!
My buffet that I do the same food every year! My menu is tendrolin, cheese grits, homemade mac and cheese, green bean bundles, salads with tours salad mix, and lots of deserts!
The bows on my Christmas presents look like party hats! They go way up in the sky and they have a lot of attitude. Here is our tree before we attacked it!
This tea cart belonged to one of my grandmothers and we serve cheese, crackers, and o'hervesv on it!
We serve the champagne on the table next to the cheese table. Under the table cloth is a card table from the 1950's.
Another view of our mantle from last year!
Merry Christmas everyone! Make it the best ever!
Steel Magnolia Tip #103: Christmas is awaiting the arrival of the Lord our Savior and counting our blessings! Be sure to count your blessings twice!
I love my inspirational quotes!
We ate dinner out last night so no picture. So sorry! The cook was off!
I love this song from Burl Ives and Rudolph!