Monday, December 28, 2009

What a Christmas!!!

                                 Does anyone recognise this box??

I found this tucked under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning - it was a beautiful diamond ring from my husband.  It is just stunning.....what a start to a fabulous day! We had the most wonderful time at my sister's town house on the canals in Mandurah - a gorgeous seaside town on our coast. Our kids were all there (at some stage or other) as were my sister and her family and my MUM.  My other sister and her family were unfortunately not able to come too.


We decorated the table in black and silver (not colours I normally use) but I thought they looked very elegant. What do you think??

We started our morning with icey cold champagne (we arrived at 12.30 so it wasn't that early for champagne!) then we sat down to wonderful seafood crepes for our entree. We always have the traditional roast turkey with cranberry sauce, ham, baked potatoes, stuffed pumpkin, cauliflower cheese, peas and corn regardless of what the temperature is - this year the weather man was kind to us.
For dessert we always have plum pudding or pavlova with strawberries. Yummo!!


After a short nap we all hopped onto the two boats we had (one belongs to my sister and her husband and the other to Daughter No 2 and her husband) and cruised around the waterways, I tried to take photos of the magnificent Christmas lights on the water front but they didn't turn out so well (maybe too many champagnes by then!!). Eventually we headed home to start eating again. This time we had cold meats, crayfish, prawns, salad and a fabulous whole fish which we stuffed and baked. Dessert was a lemon tart, individual cherry puddings and a yummy white chocolate, macadamia and mango torte.
Boxing Day was very similar to Christmas Day - just eating, drinking, cruising the waterways and enjoying having our family together.

I hope you all had a wonderful day with your family and friends.



Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh my gosh SuzyQ...
Sweetie it appears you were very good this Christmas, as Santa did not forget you. I only saw the box. I want to see the ring on the finger. I know it must be exquisite. Please share soon.

You table in the black and silver was just beautiful. I love the beads that you trickled down the table, and the ornaments in silver were so pretty with the black napkins. How gorgeous.

Your menu sounded absolutely devine. Lots of good food and great company.

I bet that cruise on the lake was cold. I know the lights had to be gorgeous. Sometimes my camera won't take good pics when we are moving.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. Beautiful post.

Country hugs...Sherry

Unknown said...

Darling! Your table is just too chic! Congrats on the little blue box... every girl loves to start the day that way! :)

Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

I like the black and silver look for this table. Very elegant! I also like the idea of ice cold champagne. Thanks for sharing this pretty scape.
Happy for you that your day started with that little box from Tiffany. ~ Sarah

vignette design said...

Ok, let's see the ring! Only kidding! Love the black and silver table. --Delores

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Your hubby must be a good shopper! What a special present for Christmas! The black & silver looks great! Love the silver pillar candles! How fun, to spend Christmas Day cruising in a boat!
Happy 2010!


Cathy Miller said...

Very pretty--and a diamond ring from Tiffany's?? Wow-you must be living right! The black and silver is gorgeous and the holidays sound like lots of fun..when you start them with icy cold champagne, how can they be bad, right? Thanks for the eye candy! Happy New Year.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh the black and silver is very elegant -- I'm sure that little blue box put stars in your eyes! Happy Happy New Years!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your table looks lovely...and yes, where is the ring? I love those robin blue boxes! Happy New Year!

Jeanette said...

Love the table and I want to see the ring also! Happy New Year.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Sounds like a fabulous day!

Happy New Year!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Marigene said...

Love the black and white table...can't go wrong with something that is classic!
Do let us see the ring from that special blue box!

jillskict said...

I love the look of the black and the silver, very elegant!