Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Home for Christmas

Hello everyone,
     Hope you are still enjoying some holiday cheer and maybe a little rest from the hustle and bustle as well.I just have a few collages etc. to share with you today.The photo above is how we set up our  tables for dinner when our children and their families are all home for a family meal..There are 23 of us so it involves some rearranging of tables,chairs etc. It is more practical then fancy but it works good for us.
This is me playing with my new 50mm lens and anything that was in front of me was photographed- too bad you weren't here!
I love these pics of the little ones happily opening their Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa!
Some quiet moments
More of our Christmas tables-there is a small children's table in the muddle for a few wee ones.
Beautiful roses- a gift from my sister-in law.
My paperwhites bloomed just in time for Christmas.
A short depth of field pic of my teacups.

Still playing with my new lense!

I will be back soon with  a Year of Tea Parties post.

Take care,


The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Just beautiful!

oldthings said...

What a wonderful family ! Blessings to you and your family!

Maggie Ann said...

Your pictures are so pristine and beautiful. You capture such beauty...I'm glad you blog and share it. Do your grandchildren set much store by the wonderful location you folks are in there on Prince Edward Island?

I just met a woman who drove up with a friend a year or so ago and she said it was all she hoped and more. There's a compliment for you...=) Merry Christmas! I've enjoyed my visit this morning.

Fru R. said...

Your decorations and table for christmas is beautiful :)
Love to read your blog!

Jan said...

I am so glad you received that new lense I will get to see even more of you welcoming, beautiful home :)

Elzie said...

Oh I wish I had a Christmas like yours with all these plates on the tables. It would be so nice with some children chattering around and opening their presents. But I guess that time will come when I can do that too.
Lovely pics as always, your new lenz works perfect, lol.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Rowan said...

Great photos - I love your white Santa and the beautiful white stag.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

Yeah! I see the white sparkly Santa and child you were telling me about! It IS like the one I have on the mantel in our LR.

Wow! You're really getting the hang of your new lense that Santa knowingly brought you. :-) You must have been a very good girl this year. Lol Keep having fun and bringing us beautiful posts - no pressure, my friend! Haha


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just lovely, Carolyn. I think the tables look great. Love that picture of the three granddaughters with their mouths open in surprise at the one gift! Your home looks just beautiful, too. I'm so glad I found your blog this year! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Dear Carolyn,
your home and your Christmas table are so beautiful...
your pictures were are wonderful already ... now with the new 50mm lens...

La Table De Nana said...

Picture perfect!(Not like here:)..
How do you do it?
Happy new Year Carolyn..Beautiful Bless the little one:)

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn: It seems that everything was Merry and White during your family Christmas!This is the most Joyful time of year! Thank you for sharing and I wish you a healthy and beautiful New Year!
I'll be heading for Arizona soon for my winter escape!
love and light Anna

Leslie's Garden said...

What fun everyone was having! I see you have some Lego Maniacs in the fam! I love the shot looking down the tables with the Christmas tree at the end!