Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas - Shelley T

image; stephan t for galerie montmartre

Thanks to all those gorgeous creative lovelies who took time out of their busy schedules to indulge us with their Christmases. Did you enjoy the 'My Christmas' series? I loved it. I thought it was a lovely peep into the lives of others. However, I didn't think it was fair to ask others to tell us about their Christmas without sharing a little of mine.

I am one of those holiday lovers!! I enjoy the planning, the imagining, the decorating, the giving, the eating and drinking! Having spent a number of years in the US, my 'holiday excitement' begins at Thanksgiving time (last Thursday of November) and goes right through to the end of January!

After several years of living in a home that has stayed well and truly in the 90's, I finally got around to getting our little courtyard completely decked (thank-you Cousin Brett), which only means one thing, people - parties! So this December/January Chez Trbuhovich will see alot of people stepping through the doors and sharing some food, drink and conversation....and maybe a cheeky dance on the kitchen bench....but that is for another blogpost...

We host Christmas most of the time at our place. L'Homme, a man of many talents, is an incredible cook and puts on a feast of sorts. This year, our families are slightly scattered, but all in Melbourne, nevertheless. So that means that we have an all day 'drop by and say hi' type situation, with a lovely traditional lunch thrown for my immediate family and then the barbeque kicks into overdrive as a seafood sensation is prepared for all our friends and family who turn up after 4pm. Love it!

Our Christmas tree has travelled with us around the world, having bought it in a Marin County (Northern California) Target store a gazillion years ago. I love it, it is the most real looking fake tree I've ever seen!!! To the Petit-Garcons, it is the most incredible thing they've ever set their tiny eyes on, which is why the bottom half of the tree is filled with glass-looking-plastic and felt ornaments and the top half holds all my precious, breakable ones! I can tell you where every single ornament is from and where I got it. I plan on passing them down to my little guys, I'm a bit sentimental like that. Always traditional Christmas colours for me - red, green and gold with white slowly creeping in....and I have a feeling I am possibly the bauble queen; picking up new ones every end of year sale to add to the collection - I don't think I have ever paid full price for a Christmas decoration yet.

I want to wish you all a fabulous and safe holiday season. You have been very good to me, I am grateful that you take the time to drop by. I write as if no-one is reading but always feel so delighted when you comment. Thank-you - I'll be in touch again next week.

7 comments:

tess said...

Hooray Shelley! I thought it was a fabulous series... so interesting to hear about people's fun and funny family traditions. I look forward to next year's installment! :)

PottyMouthMama said...

I love the sound of your Christmas, and I am with you on the sale Christmas decos! I am waiting til Scout is older to bring out the breakable decos, she's into everything.

I REALLY love the sound of dancing on your kitchen bench.

Thanks for sharing your Christmas Shelley, have a super special one. xxx

captain kk said...

LOVED this series shelley! what's the next one?? have a wonderful christmas tomorrow.. hope you have a very happy & relaxed day full of laughter. xx captain.

Lee said...

Hi Shelley, I've been flat-out busy and have only just got around to reading your fabulous Christmas series. Wonderful! It really puts me in the mood for Christmas.

Anyway, just wanted to wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and may 2010 bring you only good things. Lee :)

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

thanks so much, everyone! i am a bit of a sticky beak into how people live their lives, so figured there'd be a few others like me out there!!
tess; there will definitely be a 2010 series...
pmm; the kitchen bench dancing didn't occur this time around, but it is a very real part of chez trbuhovich festivities...
captain; have had another series in mind for quite sometime, will begin doing something about it in february;
and lee; i know you have been so very busy, i'm so appreciatve of your support.
in fact, to all of you, thanks so much for reading and commenting. x

Anonymous said...

dear shelley, i wanted to wish you a happy new year! i am loving your blog. megan mortonx

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

what a sweetie you are, mm! a very happy new year to you too, i understand you have your hands full...but only a wonder woman like your good self could keep it together! i really look forward to following your career in 2010. x