November 29, 2010

Christmas at Blumenau

Every year my family celebrates Christmas eve at my sister Leah's house.  She has a great eye for decorating and everything always looks so gorgeous and festive. Yesterday she invited Kasidee, my granddaughter, and I to lunch. We had such fun, and also got a sneak peak of her decorating ideas this year.

For lunch she made a "Raggedy Ann" salad and a cute little ham and cheese sandwich in the shape of a heart.

Then we all went out to feed the chickens, pulling some grapevine to take home with me on the way back to the house. Hopefully I'll make something somewhat resembling a wreath out of it.

I thought I would post a few of the pictures I took for you to see. I didn't get alot because her decorating is a work in progress but I'll go ahead and get up the ones I have.

Her colors this year are lime, blue, and copper with some silver and black thrown in.

These urns are super easy to make, she layed a wire wreath on top and filled it with several different fresh greens from around her place and stuck straight sticks out of the top. Gorgeous!

Grapevine was swirled above her double doors with a few hanging ornaments and a wreath hung in the middle. "Simply Elegant".

Oh how I love Christmas and all the creative decorating that goes on. I would love to see your decorations or hear your creative ideas. If you would like to share them with the rest of us just leave a note below with any pictures and I will get them up.

The Holidays are upon us. Yea!!!!


  1. These are such lovely ideas for Christmas decorations, but my heart was stolen by the dish that was prepared for your granddaughter. I would definitely want that for myself.

  2. Is she available to come and do my house. I see so many things I love but just can't ever put together the same as I see.

  3. My blog is fairly new so I wanted to say thanks for the comments. I love hearing from you guys.

    I agree, Leah is very talented, I don't think she hires out her service yet tho, lol. The dish for my grandbaby, Kasidee, was made with 1/2 a hardboiled egg for the head, cheese for the hair, peach half for the body and celery sticks for the arms and legs with raisins at the ends. Raisins were also used for the eyes, nose and the buttons with a slice of maraschino cherry for the mouth then finished off with a lettuce skirt. Cute!! Leah and I ate ours with a drizzle of good balsamic. The sandwich was a standard ham and cheese on wheat that we grilled.