We always used to “do” Christmas in the mornings when I was kid. Since I’ve moved back home, my Mom has rescheduled Christmas festivities for Christmas Eve. We all decided to scale back this year and Mom didn’t decorate like she usually does.
You can’t tell from this picture but all the Christmas ornaments on the tree were made by my Mom from pieces of crystals from chandeliers that she found in estate sales etc … It’s so pretty.
I love that polar bear box! It’s has a tin ofJager Sosse, Hackbraten and Garten Krauter which sent my Mom over the moon. I’m sure the Jager Sosse and the Garten Krauter will make an appearance at Christmas dinner.
This nativity is handcarved from Austria, every year I think about emailing the woman who is married to the carver to get an animal for the set, because for being a manger there are NO ANIMALS. but it’s a little pricey, and I back out each year, but who knows this might be the year.
My favorite elves in the house!
Speaking of elves, there were a couple in the kitchen! On Christmas Eve, we do snacks. a veggie plate, a cheese plate with some ham, crackers, apple bread, and pizza cut into squares.
So you know, Oma is a soft touch.
Dash got a cute little teddy bear and a blanket that he loved so much that he would not let anyone come near them. In fact, he wasn’t interested in any of his other presents, and they are going to be opened tomorrow. He was in a world of his own, until Opa started opening presents. He attacked Opa’s books, the wrapping paper, everything. If Opa had it, Dash wanted it — NOW!
And here are a few things that were under the tree for me.
Miss Mary Mack! I loved stitching this. I think I liked the Edward Goreyness of the design.. My Mama framed it. Check out La D Da designs. They have a few things I like and might stitch in the future.
OH. MY. GOD. How cute is this guy!
And true to my PWT roots, after the presents were open, we partook in the annual scratching of the lottery tickets. As always I won nothing.
There was some wine,a game of rummy, as well as interesting conversation. Oh the things you learn when Mommy sips sangria and plays cards.
And that’s how we “did” Christmas. Tomorrow is dinner and a nice day with family. I hope you surrounded by friends and family and all those you hold dear. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.