Last night, V and I had our usual Sunday dinner at my parents' house with the family. My Mum has decorated their house beautifully in anticipation of Christmas.
One of my favourite things about Christmas is admiring all the gorgeous ornaments and special pieces my parents own, remembering those who gave them to us, the stories behind each one, and my childhood Christmases - opening up each ornament and greeting it as one would an old friend, and the excitement of choosing where it will go!
This little ceramic house is so sweet - its was a gift from Canadian friends of the family. I remember when we were younger, my sister and I used to argue over which room in the house we would get, if we lived in such a house, complete with snow and holly wreaths. I also remember how we nearly blew it up the first time we used it, trying to plug it in without a US adaptor!
Georg Jensen mistletoe - a gift from a Danish friend, an exchange student who stayed with my family when I was younger. We have kept in touch over the years, visited them in Denmark, and recently hosted M and her lovely family when they visited Australia
Another Georg Jensen from M - so pretty...
On the food side of things, we opened a delish South Island sav blanc - Cloudy Bay, possibly my all-time fave right now
And we pigged out on delicious woodfired pizzas
Seriously so yummy
And then we made candy-cane milkshakes - y'know, for Christmas
How are all your Christmas plans and preparations coming along?