Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve



 I think we're almost ready. From my great-grandmother's quilt that only comes out for Christmas time to the tiny Italian Nativity I gave my grandmother almost fifty years ago to the plaster Santa Claus that John painted when he was in grade school as well as all the other traditional Christmas decorations . . .

The pineapple, oranges and coconut are waiting to to be made into ambrosia for Christmas breakfast; there are ducks thawing for the feast, a mincemeat pie to be made . . .

And the possibility of quite a bit of snow. We hope that the friends who usually join us for Christmas Day will be able to get here . . .  we hope that there will be power . . .

And I hope that all of you are enjoying this Christmas Eve!


 
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30 comments:

Merisi said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki,
to you and yours,
may the spirit of Christmas
fill your hearts and
let there be peace on earth!
With warmest wishes,
Merisi

Bernie said...

Merry Christmas Vicki to you and your family. Your celebrations sound wonderful.....:-)Hugs

Marilyn said...

Happy Christmas Vicki, have a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends.
I have my holiday reading as copies of Old Wounds and In a Dark Season arrived in the mail this afternoon!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas day.

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

The stage looks set for a really cosy Christmas and I'm sure all the food will be ambrosial.
Merry Christmas !

Crafty Green Poet said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Martin H. said...

Things are well underway for you, as they are for us. We're having a nice relaxing day of it, up to our necks in mince pies etc. Bracing ourselves for the big day with daughter, son-in-law and gorgeous grandchildren.

Stay warm and safe. Above all, have a wonderful time!

Would you believe, the WV today, is bleste.

Margie said...

Merry Christmas Vicki, I wish you and yours all the very best over the holiday season. I have enjoyed every visit to your wonderful blog this year. Hugs, Margie.

Pat in east TN said...

Sounds like you have everything under control, now the rest is up to Mother Nature. Fingers are crossed that we can make it over the mountain to celebrate Christmas.

A Merry Christmas to you and yours Vicki!

Alan Burnett said...

Merry Christmas Vicki and thanks for a wonderfully entertaining blog. Look forward to reading many many more posts in 2011.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you are ready for a wonderful time...they have scaled back our snow...but i think we are ready as well...have a wonderful merry christmas vicki!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Enjoy your white Christmas and I hope the power stays on for you too.

Meakin and I wish you a very merry Christmas filled with wonderful food, family and friends. Happy holidays to you and your family.
Sam

R. Burnett Baker said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki! Wishing you a day and coming year of happiness and kindness!

Rick

Star said...

yes, much the same as you Vicki. I usually start cooking at 2pm, with the mince pies and sausage rolls. By 3 pm they are well underway and I turn on the radio to listen to the nine lessons and carols from Kings College, Cambridge.
Your room looks very welcoming and seasonal.
Have a lovely day and I'll keep my fingers crossed for your guests, that they get there.
Blessings, Star

Helen T inSC said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki. I'm wearing the Fairy Cross; I found a perfect chain for it. Wishing much peace and joy to you and your family in the coming year.

Louise said...

A Very Merry Christmas to you, Vicki. Sounds like your're going to have a wonderful one.

phyllis w. said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Vicki. Hope the snow doesn't interfere with everyone's plans!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Sounds like a beautiful Christmas at your house. Merry Christmas Vicki!

Mel said...

Merry Christmas. Hope the weather is kind to you and your visitors. Thanks for sharing you Christmas decorations and traditions with us.
We have a soft, gentle snow falling now. It is perfect.

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas from 1500 miles away, spending Christmas in the North Woods but had to check in on my favorite blogs. :)

Miss_Yves said...

Merry christmas!

Miss_Yves said...

Merry christmas!

Paul C said...

I enjoy your wonderful festive accents. And your banner photo, how wintry glorious!

Tammy said...

Merry Christmas Vicki! Hope you have a beautiful time. Your house looks lovely. Hopefully the snow will not cause problems. We've got a bit of sleet/snow and ice on the ground, but hoping it doesn't get any worse so the family can't travel. Take care,
Tammy

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Hope you have a great Christmas, best wishes, J

June said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki!
I hope you and your crew can all gather and enjoy the day.

gayle said...

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone arrives and the snow isn't to bad!

Mama-Bug said...

Merry Christmas Vicki; have a wonderful time with your family. I love the beautiful quilt.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is all so beautiful. Merry Christmas to you.

halloweencouple said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, snow here, suppose to be lots of it :), my dad loved minced meat pies, traditon and things that bring alive a memory are what make the holidays perfect for me.