I'm all ready for tomorrow.
The brunch table has been set.
The food has been prepared.
The gifts are wrapped and waiting.
There is much joyful anticipation in the house.
And as soon as my little biscuit is up from his nap we'll head over to my parents.
Christmas Eve to me is the most magical night of the year.
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved this night.
My Mum makes everything beautiful, the house will smell delicious, and we will have
all sorts of long standing family traditions.
Once we had children I began hosting Christmas Day brunch for my side of the family.
Here's the menu for tomorrow...
Spinach & Cheese Strata
Cinnamon & Pecan Coffee Cake
The strata is my absolute favorite of favorite brunch dishes.
It looks, smells, and tastes amazing.
I look forward to setting the table each year too.
Antique linen napkins bought with my Mum from an antique excursion in Kentucky years ago
wrapped in jingle bell holders I bought to entertain Andrew when he was a baby,
a little tin Santa in an airplane that was in Andrew's very first Christmas stocking,
our wedding china & crystal,
antique silver flatwear that my parents gave to us at our engagement party
& a centerpiece made with greens from our own yard.
This year I added four little bottle brush trees bought
at a favorite local home accessory store called Details.
(Barb - don't the trees look cute!!?)
I probably won't post for a few days.
So Merry Christmas to all you dear friends & readers.
Enjoy your families. make precious memories and have peace and love in your hearts!
Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord