Wednesday, December 29, 2010

After All



A time of being grateful and of reflection.

After such a wonderful Christmas, we return back to our daily life, a little more joyful, a little more full (and I'm not merely referring to the abundance of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc., etc.) ... This Christmas, there were three dinners—a pre-Christmas dinner with family members who could not be here over Christmas, followed by two large turkey dinners. Three Christmas trees in different sizes graced the dining room, and the house was filled with the scent of live greens, candles, beautiful decorations and twinkling lights... we had a large Christmas day breakfast after gift opening, and fond memories to look back on... what remains is a card on my nightstand that brought tears to my eyes, Audrey, plenty of fashion and fashionable accessories, new boots, books, magazines, and many, many more new things to enjoy... and while Christmas is considerably over, there is a bit of a nostalgic pause given to this short window of time each year, just before the new one is about to begin... How was your Christmas?

— images: 01 / 02, 03, via, by Marie Olsson Nylander

12 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great Christmas Sarah! It's on to new years now!

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  2. I can imagine from your post that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing Sarah.

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  3. Your Christmas sounds really special.
    I am grateful that I was able to see and spend time with most everyone in my family!

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  4. It sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas dear Sarah...!! Couldn't agree with the nostalgic pause jus before the new year... I thought i was the only one going through and introspective period...!! Hope 2010 was all that you hoped for.. and that you are getting ready for the a one in a lifetime year!!!

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  5. Polka dot tie + teal purse + perfect blonde hair = awesomeness.

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  6. seems like the perfect recipe for Christmas. Note to self: buy three trees next time ;-)

    We had a wonderful and relaxing Christmas with good and healthy food and thoughtful presents. I'm already looking forward to Christmas 2011 ;-)

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  7. Had Christmas dinner in a restaurant for the first time in my life...a bit disappointed with the food. So I'm definitely cooking for New Year's Eve and just going out for brunch the next day. A happy new year to you and yours, Sarah!

    ~Leah
    (http://simplesplendidthings.wordpress.com/)

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  8. Lovely post. I agree that it is quite nice to take a pause in between Christmas and New Year's to take in the beauty and the blessings. It has been a very blessed year. I only hope more for the one to come.

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  9. That first image took my breath away. I had a wonderful Christmas and am taking a little time now to repose before starting the New Year off right! Best wishes for you in 2011!

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  10. That last picture - the office - I wish my home office looked like that. I mean it makes me want to start working and it is so inspired and inspirational. And those chairs! COVET COVET! Wowseeeee.

    PS> Happy New Year, mon ami, Sarah!

    Carolann | http://www.wonderpuggraphics.com/blog

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  11. Carolann: I looooove the office, too! so inspiring, indeed. I couldn't wait to share it :)

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