12.27.2010

A White Christmas








This year I was able to host Christmas and it could not have been any more fun. We spent the morning watching the kiddos open gifts, relaxing, and cooking the main course. Christmas eve day Ellie and I began the festivities with quite a bit of baking. One of my favorite traditions is baking Jesus a birthday cake and this year we went with the Sprinkles mix, so good. Ellie then was sure to let Jesus know she was going to save the best one for Him, but He would have to multiply it if He wanted to share with everyone in Heaven. I set the table using my late grandmothers dishes and it made my day when my father walked in and said it looked like a table my grandmother would have done. Oh, and the best part? It snowed for the first time on Christmas day since I have lived here.  That's 14 years! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas also.

41 comments:

C. said...

Considering the pictures, it looks perfect!
xxx

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely table, Paula. and I just want you to know how much I am enjoying your 'Mrs. French' blog, too!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Everything looks beautiful! Hope the cranberries turned out ok!

Melissa said...

What a perfect present to have snow on Christmas! Your table looks lovely.

abigail said...

beautiful table!
glad you had a wonderful day.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

you are talented Paula, it´s beautiful!

Staley Mc said...

Paula, the table looks beautiful! It looks like yall had an absolutely lovely Christmas! The snow was a nice surprise wasn't it?

daninotes said...

Looks beautiful! Don't you just love the little flurries, make you feel like a kid again :) we had a dusting in Charleston too!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

What a sweet cupcake story!! Love it. It snowed for us outside of Atlanta- what a magical way to wrap up the holiday!!

Anne said...

What a beautiful table!! so glad yall got to enjoy a white christmas (we did too!).

Lovin That! said...

Looks beautiful!! That's so exciting to have a white Christmas...hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday week (I don't want it to be over!!)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Your table was absolutely gorgeous Paula and I loved loved the kids table- we had one too and seeing all three little ones eating together was probably the highlight of my Christmas:) Your photos are stunning and how exciting to have snow on Christmas- we didn't have any this year and it really felt like something was missing. So happy you had such a lovely day with your family! xo

Marianne - Style For Living said...

The kids table is fabulous!!! Of course, the adult table is beautiful too! Sounds like your Christmas was full of joy. I'm sure the snow really topped it off!

Char said...

sounds like a beautiful and quiet christmas - we always sing happy birthday to jesus too.

Nuha Sofiyan said...

Paula, everything looks gorgeous!! Love your table ! And it flurried here all weekend, but sadly it didn't stick... I was hoping it would!

I'm doing wedding week on my blog, would love it if you stopped by! xoxo

Sherri Cassara said...

Everything looks just wonderful / simple elegance! I like all your details and the little kid's table.. so sweet. How fun that it snowed for you!!!! Favorite part... Ellie's comment to Jesus about having to multiply his cake - how precious!

Julie said...

Lovely spread! I so wish it would snow here. Sigh.

birdsofafeatherdesign said...

We thought we might get snow but no luck! Everything looked beautiful at your home!
-Ann

angela hardison said...

this is SO pretty! beautiful job. and i'm a little jealous that you got snow. we got 80 degrees :)

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Just beautiful! Love the table! We had a white Christmas here in Huntsville, too. I will post pictures soon, so stop by if you get a chance.

coolkids said...

nothing beats a white christmas. The adult and kids table look perfect Paula! thecoolkidsblog.com

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your table was beautiful! Have a happy new year!

Londen

Cat said...

these images are just absolutely beautiful! thanks for sharing. and, yes! I heard it snowed there and wish we would have been at our house there to see it. :( Merry Merry!

Full House said...

So pretty and so true to your simple but chic style.

Hope you had a great Christmas.

xx - Christina

cakeje van eigen deeg said...

the food looks delicious!! sounds like you had a great christmas...and I wish you a happy new year in advance.

Megan Champion said...

The snow was a welcomed surprise. We ended up staying in Birmingham through Christmas day, delighted to play in the snow, I think there were a few inches in Shoal Creek, more than enough for a snowball fight :-)

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Love it!! So pretty especially your napkins :).

Nelle Somerville said...

I spy Sister Schubert Rolls! Aren't they the best? Everything looks wonderful.

Wahzat Gayle said...

It all looks lovely and picture perfect :D
glad you had a fabulous Christmas
Christmas was nice in my house too even though the tree was without a star which my son pointed out more than once LOL

Melanie - You Are My Fave said...

The table looks so beautiful. I love the white and blue.

Cassie said...

Wow Paula your home looked amazing! The table was simply beautiful and your tulips reminded me of one of my favourite scenes from Family Stone movie where the granddaughter ran into the kitchen with a huge bunch wrapped in brown paper.

Hope you have an amazing rest of the festive season.
xx

Stacy of KSW said...

Oh my how your dining room has come together so beautifully, the table looks wonderful and I'm so happy you had a wonderful holiday. (You deserve it) Funny actually, cause I was stopping by to tell you I saw this piece and it reminded me of you :)

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Stacy of KSW said...

Love the tradition to bake Jesus a birthday cake! Adding that to our families traditions too :) The setting really is lovely, so glad you got your grandmother's great taste

theeclecticlife said...

i love, love, love the idea of throwing a birthday party for Jesus! your blog is wonderful and i'm going to enjoy digging in!

Natasha said...

I love this post Paula, baking Jesus a birthday cake is too sweet, what a beautiful tradition! And yay, snow on Christmas day! :)

Julie said...

simply perfect. Happy New Year, Paula!

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

i know this is late but your table looks beautiful! hope you had a lovely christmas!

Melanie said...

Looks like a great success!! :D Beautiful! Happy New Year my sister! Love you!

Julie said...

What a beautiful Christmas table! Happy New Year!

LAURA!!! said...

Oh so beautiful! everything looks just right!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Wow, gorgeous setting you put together. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas. Also, thanks so much for the sweet message today on my guest feature over at Things That Sparkle.

Happy New Year,
Chassity