Saturday, 24 December 2011





After a torturous 22 hour journey I am home for Christmas! Everything is colourful and festive and bright. Familiar and favourite ornaments, such as glittering bi-planes and skiing santas, are twinkling from the tree. My sisters and I spent last night decorating sugar cookies, and much of today eating them!

the decorating station

soldiers from the snowflake, gingerbread, and holly and ivy brigade!

our newest ornament: I bought this lovely detailed piece in the market in Bonn

I cannot wait for all that is to come: making mulled wine, viewings of A Christmas Carol and Little Dorrit, and afternoon spent making glittery star crowns, a visit to Whitehern, and just time spent with my family.





We had people for tea today:


my beautiful and photogenic sister Morna looking beautiful and photogenic



Shona's awwwwesome Rupert Bear advent calendar!

photos by myself and my sister Shona


The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Holiday decorations and traditions are always so fun, thank you for sharing a glimpse into yours and your family's. You and your sisters definitely have some mad cookie icing skills! Pretty ornaments too, I like the bi-planes the best :)

Valerie Enríquez said...

Awesome photos! I especially love the afternoon tea you had setup. Hope you have a good holiday! x

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love Rupert! Every Christmas I used to get a Rupert book from my grandmother! Merry Christmas love, have an amazing time at home!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Darling!! Such wonderful holiday photos. I do wish I could be with my parents and sister this holiday season. I hope that yours is totally wonderful in every way.

So Yeah So said...

Lovely photos, and I love Rupert!
Happy Christmas!

Irene Wibowo said...

pretty.. :)
Irene Wibowo

Closet Fashionista said...

Being home is always wonderful, isn't it?! The long journey is so worth it when you're with your family :)
You are looking beautiful as always

April said...

Glad you made it safe and sound! Your gingerbread men are so cute!!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

You're home! My oh my, that tea spread looks delicious. Your family's Christmas decor is all so sweet. I always enjoy admiring holiday decorations and such. There's so much fun to be had with it!

You look so happy and radiant these photos. And festive, I might add. I especially like your bulb necklace. My mom found one this year with 3 different flashing speeds. It's a hoot.

I have a good feeling you already will, but do let every moment this holiday swell your heart. Soak in and enjoy all the family and Canada you can! Merry Christmas, Emily!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

OOo... you look so pretty in your festive gear.

Have a lovely Christmas, dolly.

Xavi said...

Que passis unes bones festes amb els teus.

Una abraçada,

Tomz said...

Hi Emily,

the festivities post is nice. BTW, go to your FB page, I have found you there..;) thanks to your sisters, they helped me to trace you..:D

Carrie said...

Have a delightful Christmas! It looks like it's off to a great start!

Shybiker said...

What beautiful photos! And darn you're cute! Orange becomes you.

CessOviedo said...

can i have a cookie? ... or 10 please? ... the decorations are lovely! Wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, filled with love and joy!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

The Daily Fashionista said...

What a lovely time!!! Love all the photos!! I wish my family was doing a tea instead of a Subway Sandwich Fest ;) Tea is just a little more festive.

Annebeth said...

god that little aeroplane! so cute!

I love seeing the small ways you and your sister look so alike: the eyes and the serene expression :D merry xmas!

rose said...

Hola emily, feliz navidad...merry christmas...
Besos rose jp

Kelly Marie Preston said...

Awe, your holiday looks so cute & fun! And your Christmas treats look delicious.

lucia m said...

love it!!!!

Jonas Deweer said...

You make really really nice pictures!
And your necklace is just too cute! ;-)

x Jonas

annouli said...

everything looks perfect! if you also have snow i am very very jealus! merry christmas emily!


Rena said...

Your photos are amazing, I love them

t said...

Nice decorations!

dusanabotswana said...

You and your sisters really are all so pretty and photogenic! Tea at your house looks lovely, what a pretty and tasty-looking setup. And of course I love the multi cultural sugar cookies. Glad you're having a great celebration with your family : )

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely pictures!

Zane said...

beautiful photos and you look gorgeous :)