Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas at our house

Finally after the Christmas and New Year rush life has managed to get a little more normal. I am still at my beach house (and hope to be for a few weeks yet) and have only just sorted out my internet connection yesterday so I have a couple of weeks of reading to catch up with.
Our extended family all joined us for Christmas. Last count we had 26 on Boxing Day for lunch!! It was very hot but as we have a swimming pool that proved to be a hit with most members of the family - big and small.
We are still waiting patiently for our new grandchild (No 3) to arrive. Sometime in the next week I think we should have a beautiful new bundle to cuddle.

My table centrepiece of lots of candles in either silver, crystal or white looked great. We did however have a slight problem.....someone bumped the table and tipped most of the candles over!!! Some very quick thinking stopped the whole table catching on fire and we were able to stand the candles up and light them again. We only broke one candle stick and no damage was done.

I have these pictures to share with you BEFORE they all fell over..

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!! 



Unknown said...

Suzy, your table is elegant, warm & inviting. Just gorgeous! So glad you are all having a grand time together.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Carol at Serendipity said...


Love the candlestick centerpiece. It is just elegant.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a gorgeous centerpiece. I love all of the candles, and the different candleholders that you used. Such a beautiful centerpiece. Sounds like a wonderful holiday. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Pruitt said...

Very pretty! And romantic as well.

Donnie said...

What a beautiful setting and the photos with the candles glowing was lovely. That's a lot of wax to clean up.

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I love your Tablescapes sweet lady.Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my Tablescapes ~~~

Shel said...

Oh this is so elegant. I just love it.

Chubby Chieque said...

Love your white/silver centerpiece.

Seems your enjoying the happy holidays.

Happy TS...
Greetings from freezing Stockholm,

Denise said...

That is a very striking centerpiece. I know your guests were taken with the sparkle.

Happy New Year. Hope you are a grandmother of three very soon.

Barbara said...

What a pretty table! I love all the white and silver. Thank goodness, nothing worse happened with the toppling of the candles! Happy New Year!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a lovely display it was before....!!! I have felt the pain of fire on a tablescape, too, so I completely understand the situation! I am almost kind of paranoid about using them now, but I still continue to do so for the sake of ambience! :-) I'm glad no one got hurt and that the damage was minimal!

Marlis said...

I'm delighted the candles didn't cause a disaster. They are all very beautiful as a centerpiece. Great photos too.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

How Beautiful and Festive! I am so glad that you avoided a big disaster and were able to enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Thank you so much for joining Friday Pretties today. It is Certainly Pretty over here. :)
Have a Wonderful and Fun-Filled Friday,

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful!!!! thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

I love the photo of the candle lit centerpiece...beautiful.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Stunning! I love it with the glow of candles.

A Perfect Setting said...

Such a gorgeous post! Sorry about the accident, but glad it wasn't any worse! Your centerpiece is so beautiful and creativie!

Amy said...

by far my favorite centerpiece with mercury glass!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your centerpiece is so pretty I love the candles. I am new to your blog. Glad I found it.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely post, Suzy! Love the glow of the candles and your centerpiece is just wonderful! Happy New Year to you and yours.


Arabella said...

What a glorious table! So gorgeous :O)

Thanks so much for sharing at our linky party - we LOVE it!!

Coastal Christmas Hugs,