Saturday, December 25, 2010
Keeping Christmas Simple
Hillcrest Cottage's Christmas Eve began with a gumbo made from whatever was shot from whomever shot it, and the picture is grainy because permission was not granted to post to this blog. But... the gumbo was very good. Thanks, hunter person!
Hillcrest Cottage's dinner table, and I have to brag that I made my best bread pudding EVER with the whiskey sauce being equally awesome!
This poster, found by my husband in a London thrift store, once lived as a pre-WWII street evangelist's sandwich sign. The sign now reminds me to not stray from the simplicity of the Christmas message.
Also In the spirit of simplicity, Hillcrest Cottage's decorations were scaled way back this season... intentionally... so that...
I would celebrate the importance of a family being together. Love seeing this cadet's uniform hanging around!
In my opinion, diamonds, pearls, and Christmas trees must always be real.
Memories of my childhood are found in this ornament.
Stockings hand knitted by my mom and given at each of the boys' births, are filled with fun. Next came the traditional pic of the guys holding stockings in front of the tree, but I'm not allowed to show that one.
And, finally, the debris that always follows.