Saturday, December 17, 2011

1515 Christmas in Review

I always look so forward to my week in December at 1515.
After it is over I have time to slow down.
But how I hate for it to be over, I get to spend time with my
family, have a great holiday party with family and friends,
a pj party with my cousins and most of all
just to spend time in my hometown and
relax a little.

I started decorating in November so when I got there, I was not
overwhelmed for a to do list.

The first day cousin Fred and I went out to lunch, for a drive in the
country and to get a Christmas tree.
I got the tree done the first night. See the blocks and nut bowl?
The blocks were my Grandmother's and the nut bowl appeared
under the tree in all my Grandparents Christmas tree pictures.

It was beautiful at night.....I loved sitting in the dark and looking at it.

Cousin Mary arrived the next day
We had lunch in my hometown with Robin from Decorating Tennis Girl
Robin and I have know each other our entire lives and the cousin tradition
of getting together started when we use to stay at the cottage at Robin's

We had wrapping and cooking to do over the next 2 days

I hope you remember the story of Frank and Felicity, they came
south to spend the winter at 1515

On Saturday, friends and family gathered together to
celebrate the season.

Plenty of good food
and ...laughter

The twins just made in back in time from visiting the
Christmas markets in Europe.
The next day was Pajama day! and we had presents to unwrap!

a good time was had by all!

all the decorations will be up until I return......



Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I know you all had a wonderful time! The tree was so pretty! Now we need a little snow!

Anonymous said...

I love it Ann!! Incredibly wonderful post!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful decor, fun & festivities ... I see lots of joy. Glad you all had a grand time.
Merry Christmas

Rebecca said...

Loved'!!!!!! Your party, thanks again for inviting me!!!!

ann said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a holiday: with family at a family home. I do wish my grandma's house were still in the family! Alas. All I have are wonderful memories. Your nuts under the tree reminded me of the nut dish my grandmother had. While it was never placed under the tree, it was brought out at the holidays. I loved seeing 1515 all dressed up and the happy faces. Merry Christmas.

C'est moi Claudette said...

And what a beautiful review Ann. You know I adore your 1515 HOME. How magical, how cozy. LOVE the way you still have your sweet cousins and friends to celebrate with. Come on Santa.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

How wonderful that you are able to celebrate with your family in the family home. That pajama party for adults looks like a lot of fun. What beautiful memories you are creating. Merry Christmas!

★Carol★ said...

That Christmas tree makes me want to cry, but in a good way! It reminds me so much of the tree my Grandpa would go out into the woods to cut down, and then put a string of those lights with the big bulbs on it, and tinsel and old ornaments. LOVED this post!
Merry Christmas!

Richard Cottrell said...

I love your feather trees, thanks for including them . I should link you up, so people could see them, afraid I am not smart enough. Have a wonderful Christmas. Judging from the pictures in this Post, looks like you will. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks like such a good time! What a special place to share with your family.

Merry Christmas!

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I love that you put the nut bowl and blocks under the tree! Thanks for sharing-it looks like it was a wonderful time for everyone!!!
I enjoyed seeing the vintage tablecloths and decorations in the pictures ;)

Unknown said...

Hi Ann,
What a lovely tme you all had..sorry I could not make it! LOL! it looks like the cousins all had the best of's so great when family and friends can spend holidays together...very nice..Merry Christmas my friend...

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

How blessed you are to have such a wonderful family full of love and tradition. Loved the nuts under the tree!

DearHelenHartman said...

I always love looking in on your blog - it reminds me of my many cousins and how much love a family brings. Oh, and the decorations are AWESOME!

Grannys Attic said...

That was just way to special! Thanks so much for sharing. What great Christmas memories. Love all the vintage decor and the PJ party sounds like so much fun. Blessings, Vicky

Donna said...

I just love how you keep traditions alive, Ann, especially at Christmas! Looks like you all had a blast! Love your wonderful vintage decorations, and your kitchen with the black and white tile is just so charming and cozy!!

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful family gathering! It looks like fun for all! Hugs Anne