Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas Day

I would like to share some photos of our Christmas day in Melbourne on a beautiful day. The trees in our street were dressed with pretty red ribbons. My neighbour down the road started doing this one year and he did his side of the street. I followed the trend and did the same on our side of the road, so now the two blocks of our street is covered with ribboned trees during Christmas every year!

Our table settings were all red themed. I saw on Pinterest last year, a nail polish gift with 'For Your Mistle Toes' and have wanted to do it ever since! So the females all got OPI nail polish and the males had 'Reindeer Noses' on their place settings. My son helped me die cut all the 40 Poinsettia flowers needed for the table of 20. I assembled them with crochet flowers made with Gold Shimmer twine and a brad.

Tiger, our cat even got into the festive mood. Although he was not too happy with all the visitors in the house!
A sample of what we had on our table on Christmas Day...
My photographer brother took a photo of all the Hsieh cousins in the same spot that another photo was taken 7 years ago!
We had a great dinner with both mine and Robin's families. We had a few minor mishaps (The Turkey Incident and a napkin caught on fire from the candles on the table) but everything turned out well in the end. The best part about Christmas dinner is the leftovers the next day or two! Hope everyone had a great day and would love to hear about your day!


  1. How nice to read your story! I always like to get an impression of how things are in other countries! Thank you for sharing your christmas. If you like to get an impression of my part of the Netherlands you should visit my blog now and than! :)
    Greetings from Leni

  2. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

  3. How lovely, Cecilia :)

    Happy Christmas, hope you are enjoying your leftovers - great post!!

  4. Great photos Celia. Glad you had an enjoyable day. I love the idea of the ribbons on the trees. Your bonbons are very pretty. My daughter would be very impressed with the nail polish! We had a lovely, relaxed (in the end) Christmas lunch outside. It was a bit windy, but that didn't matter and our Scottish side of the family enjoyed being out in the sunshine. Our pups were a bit scared of the crowd (we had 15) especially when some friends played guitar and violin, but they enjoyed the scraps of turkey. "m trying to get back in to card making, but I'm a bit to tired and find it difficult to be creative when we have guests staying. Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays.

    1. Yes, the teenagers were very impressed that their 'old' Aunty picked OPI nailpolish for them! One of them uploaded a photo to Instagram with a #tag straight away!

  5. Looks like a wonderful time. I like the red ribbon through the neighborhood tradition. Your table decor turned out really nice. Looks like some great food too. Thanks for sharing your day.

  6. I love those gifts, Cecilia! Sounds like your holiday was wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Paper Smooches December DT Blog Hop!


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