12.12.2011

Christmas Snowflake Breakfast

Sitting at the kitchen table this morning, listening to classical soft Christmas carols and watching the birds at the feeder. The little finch goes first as the chickadee and cardinal, sitting on the rail, patiently wait their turn. I am addressing our Christmas cards.  Every year we get less and less cards.  I so look forward to the walk to the mailbox with Ben and peeking in to see if there are any red envelopes or maybe an elegant gold one.  I saw on the news the other day where the post office is once again raising the rates.  Is that the reason why so many no longer send cards?  Or is everyone using the internet to send their cards or just simply too busy to sit down and address cards and maybe include a little note about family happenings? Or is it something only us olden people do now a days?  I always buy more than one set of cards......this year it was three sets.  Problem with that is,  I always have a few cards leftover and the following year I want to use them, but can't remember what I sent to who. :)  Here is one of the cards I sent this year.  It's whimsical and sweet with a bit of bling.  

I also wanted to show this morning, how I think I will set our Christmas breakfast table this year.  It's just Bobby G. and me until later in the day when family and friends arrive.  I always make sausage balls every year and Christmas morning sweet rolls.  We might even have mimosas, since I have these cute little Santa Claus wine glasses I found last year.  :) Ran across the giant frosted snowflakes and I think they make fun chargers, don't you?




Have you finished your decorating yet?  I haven't.  I have just been doing a little bit at a time and can't seem to get my act together but I am almost there.  And I have to get out this week and finish my Christmas shopping. 

I am joining White Wednesday at Faded Charm, Table Top Tuesday at a Stroll Through Life and Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch this week.  Have a wonderful week and hopefully, I'll be back later for Pink Saturday.  I wanted to show you our kitchen tree, the old white sled, and some other things.  xoxo

black chargers - a gift
large snowflakes -The Dollar Store
white hotel napkins - Pottery Barn
Santa wine glass - Dollar Tree
holly leaves - vintage decor
cedar branch - yard
white dinner plates - Hechts



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23 comments :

Shirley said...

Hi Lynn,
I know I have dreaded sitting down to get my cards written. I dont know why it just seems like I just dont want to write this year. At first I thought it just might be my wrist's but that would be an excuse..I have to do it soon...It will be only Butch and I at the breakfast table and then we are going to Ellen's..We are also going to Ellen's daughters for Christmas Eve. But if Christmas could just be pushed out another week it would be so much easier..The price of a stamp is not my reason it's laziness...
beautiful table setting..love the Santa glasses..
Enjoy the time...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I haven't written my cards out yet. I plan on doing it this week. We are starting to get cards in the mail. We get less and less each year too.

Love your table setting!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't do cards much anymore because of the higher rate and less income on our end. I am seeing most of the folks I send them to anyway. Love those wine glasses. Mimosas sound like a great idea on Christmas morning at my daughter's.

Tete said...

Oh, I love your choice in Christmas cards and we are getting less every year too! I so enjoy having them come in the mail and the excitement of opening each and every one!
There are those that Christmas cards are the only message we send each other all year and when we don't hear from someone far away, it usually means something happened to them.
I think we are a lost breed, still using snail mail to send greetings during the holidays, but I love doing it so much!
Love your table setting and those santa stems are so sweet.
I have been doing a little something every day and it has been more fun spreading it out than getting it all done at once.
Hugs- Tete

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love the way your Christmas breakfast table looks. I also love the glassware. Pat

Tanya@takesix said...

My decorating is done...it's writing the Christmas cards that I'm dragging my feet on. I need to finish this week! Your table is beautiful! LOVE those big snowflakes on the chargers! Merry Christmas!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I still send Christmas cards. I made some beaded crosses that also went with them.

Your card is adorable! I love the big snowflake and cute Santa glasses.

Dee

Antiques And Teacups said...

The Santa wine glasses are wonderful! I haven't seen any like them before. I haven't gotten around to Christmas itself yet...have to get through this week with 4 Christmas parties (and required goodies to bring) and a Christmas play at a local pro theater...then I'll tackle it! Youa are so organized! I am impressed!
Ruth

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynn...I so enjoy the tradition ff sitting at my kitchen table on a quiet Saturday night, having a glass of wine and filling out my cards. I, too, get less and less...sometimes I think people are just too busy and that's a shame. I am so touched when I do get a card, that someone took the time to send one.

Your Christmas morning breakfast sounds just perfect and I love this table setting. What a neat idea for a charger! This year I think we will simply have cinnamon rolls...my kids haven't like the last few breakfast casseroles I have made!! And we love our mimosas although I feel like I need a nap after one or two!!

Happy Holidays, Lynn!

XO,
Jano

The Polka Dot Closet said...

What if Christmas cards become old fashioned and no one sends them. Goodness i would completely lose track of old friends and neighbors. I have only received 3 cards so far, I did spend $25 for stamps......Oh I think I shall fill up that santa glass and have a Mimosa!

Carol

trash talk said...

I feel like Christmas cards are another beautiful tradition that computers have ate. There is just nothing like finding hand addressed envelopes in the mail box...sure beats the heck outta bils!
I just want you to know...I'm stealing the snowflake idea...love it!
Deb

A Cottage Muse said...

Save me a seat at the table! Loving those Santa glasses!

Pat said...

You're going to have the best dressed table this Christmas - lovely!

Miss Lego said...

I think the internet has changed our lives dramatically. It makes everything easir and faster but it also makes us fall apart from our friends and family so we'd better watch it. Your decoration is lovely.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Love your table settings...so beautiful. Your wine stemmed goblets are unique and stunning. I have joined your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Season's Greetings. Hugs, Gayle
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Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hello Lynn!
So nice meeting you too! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and for your kind words.
Your blog is wonderful! I loved reading about the birds at your feeder. I felt like I was there!
The snowflakes used as chargers are so creative! May have to try that one!
Holiday hugs~
Beth

victoriantailor said...

So charming, yes the snowflakes are great chargers!

Karena said...

Lynn I too am doing a bit at a time this year. I am not stressing out because I want to really enjoy the season!

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Robin said...

So pretty. I haven't finished mine yet either. But that's ok. Fluffing the house is fun.

Margaret Cloud said...

Your place setting is so cute and so is that Santa glass. I have sent a few but I use to send to everyone. Your pictures are always so pretty. Have a nice week and a Merry Christmas.

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love the snowflakes layered under the plates and the fresh sprig of greenery tucked in the napkin.
Kelly

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Ms. Lynn........hope Santa brings you something sweet!

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