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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Memories ~ 2012






The aroma of chocolate 

filled our home this Christmas Eve.




Earlier in the season, vintage chocolate moulds 

and their faux counterparts found their 

way to our home for a holiday vignette on the sideboard.





They sparked the theme 

for our Christmas Eve table with 

a centerpiece of real Chocolate Santas.




A Chocolate Santa at Each Place Setting




Beaded Placemats, Pewter Chargers, 

Ginori China Rimmed in Gold and Chocolate Brown, 

Topped With a Tartan Plaid Tidings Plate.  




Heirloom linens tied 

with a red tassel held Christophe silver.




Each napkin was hand monogramed 

by my husband's grandmother.




Wine Stem of French Crystal

and Water Stems by Denby




All nestled around the centerpiece of chocolate Santas.




Each one to be taken home 

at evening's end for a little midnight snack.





~ Christmas Eve Dinner ~

Beef Tenderloin

Served with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and 

Roasted Carrot Rounds

Mashed Potatoes

Schnitzel Beans




Followed by dessert of 

German Chocolate Cake




From our Home to Yours




We Send Special Holiday Wishes




And Share Snippets of 

The Holidays Here At

 Hyacinths for the Soul




Fresh Greens and Holly Berries

in Antique Quimper 




Touches of a French Christmas

(Thank You, Emily!)





A Mix of Courtly Check and Tartan




Treasured Childhood Santa Figures




Petite Santa Figures 

Collected Through the Years





Framed Photos of Our

Sweet Sadie Girl





A Group of Malicorne Sleigh Bells

Made of French Faience 




A Collection of Christmas Redware 

and Copper Moulds in a Vintage Dough Bowl




Needlepoint Santas 

Stitched Many Years Ago




My Favorite Father Christmas 

By Judy Tasch

With a Few Tartan Treasures




~ Sadie Mercedes ~

Our Joy and Love 

Every Day of the Year!

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

Recipe for Schnitzel Beans here.
(We use the thin haricot vert or French cut regular green beans.)

German Chocolate Cake here.

Joining

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

What's It Wednesday @ Ivy And Elephants

Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen

Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here

Home and Garden Thursday @ Delightsome Life

Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home

Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage

Seasonal Sunday @ The Tablescaper

Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life

On the Menu Monday @ Stone Gable

Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House

Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage

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