28 December 2012

A slightly belated mix and some Christmas snapshots

I mentioned before that I was feeling pretty under the weather while I was at home for Christmas so I only took a few pictures with my phone. It worked out though because it was a lovely holiday in its own quiet way with nothing really important to note except the feelings of love and joy I felt. Hopefully I can carry that feeling around with me for awhile to come.
My mom and I chose all the red, glass or gold ornaments and hung them on the tree while we listened to her old records. We had wine and ooh'ed and ahh'ed at each one as we took them out of the boxes, especially all the ones from when I was a little girl.
Since I can't upload these vinyls for you, here is my slightly belated Christmas playlist. Its much much smaller than last year's, but no less cheerful. Right now I still can't get enough of Gayla Peevey's I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas, The Souldiers You've Got Balls, The Glee Cast version of We Need A Little Christmas and The School's Let Me Be The Fairy On Your Christmas Tree. I love pop Christmas songs, they are so fun I sometimes find myself dancing around my apartment while they play.

On Christmas Eve the only picture I took (besides a quick peek of my outfit) was this one of my festive legs. It was between two parties and I curled up in my favorite chair for a little while.
Fast forwarding to Christmas morning from the same chair; After the presents had been opened and all the bacon and toast gobbled up we watched A Christmas Carol and drank hot chocolate.
The rest of the day was spent with my grandparents who know me too well and got me some wonderful presents: A slow cooker, a book of stories about New York, tea and honey. There was the traditional Christmas goose dinner, an hour long Skype chat with family in Utah then orange cake and tea for dessert.
I hope you had a great holiday too! Did you do anything special?


  1. so beautiful pictures!! that's what Christmas means!!


  2. Love your tights! http://preziosa.blogspot.it/

  3. Love Charles VintageDecember 29, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Your christmas looks so festive!

  4. Mmmm, orange cake for dessert sounds nice. We always have the traditional plum pudding, complete with burning brandy, but it does tend to be rather heavy after so much turkey. Love the sound of the slow cooker, and it's great to have books set in places you live or have visited.


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