Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I have been running last minute errands in town, and as the mild temperatures continue (DS insisted on wearing a t-shirt) everyone was having their lunch outside in the sun

I have never seen so much foliage still around this time of the year

But with only one little parcel left on DS's advent calender,

and all other preparations finished, Christmas is finally here

earlier this month, the 'delivery boy' brought a wreath

which has been suspended from the kitchen ceiling

while our tree has been patiently waiting outside (we brought it in last night)

all cookies are baked

and decorated

some presents are wrapped

while others look their best without

and with the champagne chilled and the outside lights fixed, we are ready for Christmas.

Wishing everyone happy and festive holidays, and a very merry Christmas! x

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  1. Merry Christmas MaiTai to you and your family. Blessings-P

  2. Feliz Navidad for you and your family!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family MaiTai! I'm sorry for not having commented much recently, work has been rather hectic, but I have been reading when I've had the chance and have loved all your posts!

    I hope you don't mind my saying this, but I also just wanted to say that I am thinking of you at this time of year.

    Melusine x

  4. Sending you many more days of sunshine and light along with the warmest of Xmas wishes to you and yours!
    Cheers to you dearest MT and a most blessed Noel,
    T xx
    P.S. Can't wait to see what is in the big H box! Looks like someone has been a very good girl

  5. How very beautiful, have a wonderful Christmas, Mai Tai!

  6. Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes und gesundes neues Jahr!

  7. Joyeux Noël to you and your family MaiTai. I hope it is a blessed holiday. xxxS

  8. What a lovely post. Merry Christmas MaiTai!

  9. Happy, happy christmas, MaiTai to you and your family! xx

  10. Dear MaiTai, Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! I love the way you have hung your large wreath from your kitchen ceiling, and your cookies look yummy! Enjoy your festivities. xx

  11. Wonderful post, my dear MaiTai!
    You bake cookies, wrap beautiful prsents, make marvellous decorations,send lovely cards,...
    I am sure your home looks so cosy and beautiful!There is love in all you do and I cannot thank you enough for sharing those magic moments with us.
    Joyeux Nöel, ma chérie! <3, Manuela

  12. Liebe MaiTai,
    Froehliche Weihnachten und alles, alles Gute fuer 2012. Your photos put me entirely in a Christmas mood. Your skills are magnificent and put me to shame. I didn't even make Plaetzchen this year. Love the outdoor pictures of town, DS, the wreath, the presents - everything is done so lovingly and beautifully.
    Hugs and I look forward to many more postings.
    Alles Liebe.

  13. Bienchen took the words from under my fingertips! Thank you for the joy you have brought to my year, and I wish you much happiness during the holidays and in the new year.


  14. A most Merry Christmas to you and yours, dearest MaiTai. All the Christmas joys, the delicious heartwarming cookies, presents wrapped with love, beautiful decorations and your sweetest DS - truly a Christmas heaven! As dear Manuela said so eloquently, there is so much love in everything you do, and I too, am so very grateful for all the joy you have shared with us throughout the year.
    All my love to you always, dear friend xxx

  15. Merry Christmas to you and yours dear MaiTai!! DB xx

  16. Merry Christmas, Maitai ! enjoy the holidays and i can't wait to see what was in your orange box.

  17. And a very Merry Christmas to you, hun! (Chilled Champagne sounds like a good plan to me ;-) xox, Macs

  18. Thank you, dear Scarf Enthusiast for your kind words. Merry Christmas to you too. Best regards, Manuela

  19. Oh my your christmas preparations all look divine. And the weather so perfect. I hope you had a wonderful happy christmas. Looking forward to seeing what treasure was in the orange box! Much love MsT xx

  20. I, too, am looking forward to seeing what;s int he orange box! Love the wreath suspended from the ceiling - it's gorgeous. It's a lot of work to decorate and bake for the holidays, but it's so worth it to bring the spirit of the season into one's home.
    Warm hugs,

  21. Looking forward to seeing what was in that big orange box with the brown ribbon (my favorite things come in those!). I'm sure it is gorgeous.

    Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Mai Tai and fellow readers!


  22. Dearest Penney, Birkinmary, Melusine, Trudye, Bourbon & Pearls, Bienchen, SMR, weave and spin, sushi queen, NiniKnows, Manuela, Maedi, Pam, Scarf Enthusiast, DB, SherryF, hair-mess, msT, CS and Reese ~ thank you all very much for the lovely good wishes and festive greetings! It has been a wonderful and fun time over here, with good Christmas cheer, a house filled with guests and many long meals. After so much indulgence, I am now looking forward to some austerity (with a brief exception on New Year’s Eve).. Hope you all had a most wonderful and happy holidays <3 Much love xx

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