Christmas This Year

Here is a little peek at how Christmas went down for us this year.

Nick, Eddie Boycat and I hung out at our place on Christmas Eve, drinking some bubbly and opening our gifts. Well, Eddie opted out on the drink but he had a go at opening gifts.

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Then on Christmas Day my mother and father came over with their dog Kiki in the early afternoon, and we exchanged presents.

Dinner would be at my sister and brother-in-law’s later, so we just snacked a bit and with my dad as dedicated driver, enjoyed some rum and eggnog with my mom.

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^ Those are grainy because they were back-lit so I hadn’t to lighten it up, but you get the idea. ^

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^ My necklace is a needlepoint of roses in a small frame with a loop on the back for a chain, given to me by a friend Jenn a few years ago. ^

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^ That is this mix I told you about the other day. ^

Here are some shots of our decorations. We went with a little tree (which I’ve had since university), and just a few bobbles around the place.

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^ This little china elf from the 40s is one of my favourite things and she lives in our glass-front cabinet year ’round. ^

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As mentioned, dinner was hosted by my sister and her husband.

Here are a few shots of some of her things. She’s been collecting vintage since she was a young girl, and I have memories of sitting on her bed as she showed me the little bits and pieces she had gathered, pulling them one by one from a big old handbag that had been our grandmother’s. My sister is the person who got me to see the light and begin going to thrift-stores. Her place is packed with so many interesting details to look at that at one point my brother jokingly told me to stop taking pictures!

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And since this is the first time she hosted Christmas at there relatively new place, I got to see her Christmas collection on display.

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I’ll close with a couple of collages of snap-shots taken at a very fun (and delicious) gathering.

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I hope you had a happy Christmas and are enjoying the holiday season.
xo loulou

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9 Responses to Christmas This Year

  1. Your decorations are so pretty! I am glad you enjoyed Christmas with your fam! All the best to you. :)

  2. Victoria says:

    I looks really cosy and lovely. You have a great family! Love the chandellier decoration. Merry Xmas!

  3. Kaisa says:

    So many cute vintage things! I also love your chandelier and the tree branch with red decorations! :) Merry holiday-time!

  4. Hollie says:

    everything looks so wonderful! I am in love with your fancy floral necklace!

  5. Julie says:

    Fabulous decorations! Looks like it was a busy, happy day.

  6. Norma says:

    Love all your vintage Christmas pieces and your needlepoint necklace is a real beauty.xxx

  7. Lauren says:

    I know that I’m a bit late to the party, but a Merry belated Christmas!!! It looks like you had a lovely day. Loulou, your family sounds so wonderful and sweet. I love that you and your sister both collect vintage, and your little story about her pulling out tiny treasures from your Grandmother’s bag. It reminds me of the fun, homey and vintage feeling that I got at Aunties & Uncles. Do you and Nick grab breakfast there!?
    Btw- I LOVE the look on Eddie’s face in the first picture. He is so adorable. That’s how cats show enthusiasm! :)
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Shakti Dove says:

    I love your twiggy display.

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