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.