Christmas Eve 2011

Tonight I hosted my first Christmas Eve dinner.

It was last minute, but thankfully my sis Kristen saved my buns. She loaned me the chargers, dishes and table cloth.

The white center bowl is actually repurposed! I found it in the garage, it belonged to my Grandma. It was an unattractive color of cream with gold. I repainted it white this morning and am so incredibly happy with how it turned out. I love the detail on the outside of it. I will get so much use out of it.

I dropped some cute little ball ornaments from the Dollar Tree in and topped it with some cranberry sprigs and cinnamon scented pine cones. I got the cute center place mat at Walmart.

My mom, Ron, Derek and Grandma came over and enjoyed my now famous my taco soup with fresh wheat rolls. We drank some champagne and had a wonderful visit.

Our tradition has always been to do Christmas on Christmas in my mom’s family, so after dinner it was present time!

Enjoy the Christmas season, my readers!