Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Cheer

Good Morning~~
I hope you are all enjoying the holidays! We had a such a fun Christmas. We started the celebrating down at my mom's house last Friday and finished with the last celebration at our house Tuesday night. We are so lucky to have a lot of family so the fun goes on and on and on. Yesterday, I could barely keep my eyes open. I think the fun times are starting to catch up with me. But,  it is all worth it. I love all the laughter, the loud noise(kids running around screaming) and the continuous smiles on everyones faces.
The Tuesday night dinner party was held at our house. We had 13 of my husband's family members here . BTW~ That is only half of the family. Here are some pics of the dining table. Unfortunately, our dining room is not the biggest so the kids sat in the kitchen. Maybe that is best:)))

Getting the table ready. I have my white tablecloth on the table with a blue stripe grain sack as the runner.
Love these milky blue glasses. These were used as the water glasses. I have them in clear and pink too.
The table was scattered with vintage Christmas ornaments. I can't get enough of these.
I used some of our vintage saucers to sit candles on. This one came from my daughter's room. She is in the process of redoing her room she was happy to give it up. No more saucers on the wall for her;((

I actually found some roses in the garden to use in these adorable hob nail vases. Much to my surprise, I have many roses that are ready to bloom outside. I guess it helps when it is 80 degrees in December.
 Its time for dinner... the chandelier goes on......the candles get lit.....
And then my camera went crazy... not sure what setting I had it on, but this is how the pics came out. Not what I hoped for, but I kind of like it.
 They are blurry, but I think it looks kind of romantic.

And then the camera setting changed. Mmmm.. well I am learning and the most important thing is that we had a great time and the food was yummy too.
This picture is a favorite from the night. This is the grandkids with their great grandma (Little Nonnie). Doesn't she look fabulous??????? She is 97.  Yes, my daughter is the one on the tank top dress. Not exactly December clothing:))

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year!!! I am really looking forward to 2012. 

Welcome to everyone who recently joined my blog. I love reading all the comments. You all make my day!!

Happy New Year!!


  1. Hi Cheryl,
    Your table looked so beautiful and it looks like you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Your kids great grandmother looks fabulous!! I would have never guessed she was 97.
    I hope you have a lovely day and a wonderful and Happy New Year!!

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    Oh my! I really enjoyed looking through your Christmas Day photos - your home is just beautiful! Love how you set the table and that picture above is just adorable! Your great grandma looks GREAT! :) Take care and have a Happy New Year!!!


  3. Happy New Year ~ I just came over from 52 Flea and I think your table looks lovely. I can't get enough of vintage ornies either ~ LOVE them. I will follow along with you in the new year ~ ;-)

  4. Cheryl, your table is gorgeous! I love it! And that cute Christmas tree in the background...with your adorable family, what a great post!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Wow! I love your table setting it is so beautiful. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  6. Cheryl, your Christmas table is beautiful!
    I have a feeling Little Nonnie was the brightest light at dinner! How sweet is she?
    I wish the best of New Years blessings to you and your radiant family!

  7. Cheryl,
    just dropped by to wish you a Happy New Year, am looking forward to lots of visits in the new year!

  8. Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Seems like you had a fantastic Cristmas. My family lives far from here, so we don`t meet at Christmas, unfortunatly.

    Hugs from Bente


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