Friday, December 10

friday …

As promised, a sneak peak into Christmas here … there is definitely more to come, but I hope you all like it so far. The kids helped with the tree more than ever this year. The end result is it isn’t exactly how I would do it, but I wouldn’t trade how happy it made them for the most perfect tree in the world.


The banner is new this year, and I made the garland that you see a peek of last week.

036 041I took the idea of the present centerpiece from the designer’s show house I posted last month. 048 There’s nothing like the smell of fresh greens, and these candles are on a timer. 052

The kids love to make gingerbread houses with me. Sometimes, I remember not to be a big baby and let them do more.


And last up is a view of a dessert table I am making for Christmas. The empty things will be filled as I do my baking for the season, but so far I like the way it looks. It was hard to photograph the whole length because it is a long table and the room is not wide. But it looks really good in person.


Hope you’re all enjoying the season! It is COLD in New York, so I’ve been doing a lot of baking here.

Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. I love what I see here and can't wait to see more!

  2. Stephanie, this is looking great! I can't wait to see more as you go along. It's such a great time of year. I bet your kids are getting very excited.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. Thanks for sharing some of your lovely decorations and your home. I enjoyed your blog and seeing all of them.

  4. How lovely lovely Stephanie... your decorations are lovely and what fun it is to decorate a tree... You're a good mum letting the kids chip in... and resisting the urge to change it.. hehehe

    Love your christmas garland and bet it smells wonderful at your place with all the baking going on!! Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

  5. i love all your decor... looks beautiful and congrats on the ginger bread house... i've never been able to make one...

  6. Looking good, Stephanie. It must be the season, I broke my first ornament today! So far behind with the decorating. New carpet and furn coming back from being reuph tomorrow, so we have been moving furn and cleaning while it is gone! In between I try to get some decorating done, but it is a mess here. Can't wait to get things back in place.
    Your dessert table is going to look wonderful! It does already!
    I showed your pretty ornament in my post, thanks again!

  7. everything looks lovely. a desert table. a girl after my own heart. although i am not a baker. hope you are enjoying the season!!!!

  8. I absolutely love the wrapped presents on the pretty cake plate. Lovely!

  9. It looks so gorgeous! I may just make my own dessert table, as well. You are such an inspiration, Stephanie!

  10. SUPER cute banner, Steph! And your desert table looks awesome. Wish I was standing in front of it picking at stuff. How do you keep your family away from it?!?! :o) xo