Sunday, December 19, 2010


I don't know about you, but I am spent. Christmas isn't even here and I am all partied out. In the past three weeks, I can't count how many Christmas parties we've attended, from a swanky company party in Lake Louise to numerous open houses, lunches, and family events. I have to work all week and hope I can get some rest at my desk.

On Saturday David and I hosted a small party for some friends and their kids. I made a lovely chocolate cake. I snapped its portrait while I was setting up and bringing out the booze, so I didn't forget!
I also took a portrait of my new hall mirror wreath. I am very fond of it and think it looks like a nest. I need to lower it a little but haven't gotten 'round to it.
Here is another photo snapped while setting up for the party. We bought chocolate Callebaut letters for the kids, which are sitting on their plates on the half-set table:
I have been quite amused by Biscuit who has not left the Christmas tree unattended this whole week:
I snapped this picture early this morning after I finished the last of the cleanup. The tree is more pretty when it is unlit, in the broad light of day.
I hope I make it through the week. I'm looking forward to having Friday off, going to church, and taking a deep breath and rest for a few days. I am glad all the events are over. Sometimes more is less. I think next year I will say "no" to more as the fun goes out when you are drained at your own party and yawning...

Hope your Christmas preparations are joyful and not too tiring...I must remember the true meaning here and hope to focus on that more in the days ahead.

xo's Terri


  1. Gorgeous...and I love your cake stand. It looks so elegant but sturdy.
    Is it a well known brand?
    PS. The cake looks pretty delish too!

  2. You made everything so welcoming and enjoyable for your friends. I love the idea of chocolate letters for the children. Pace yourself so that you'll have plenty of time to enjoy your beautiful tree.

  3. terri, your home looks so beautifully classic. i adore all the silvery touches throughout. your guests were v lucky to be invited. i wish i was there to help you and visit. wouldn't that be so nice?


  4. Terri,
    Your party looks lovely. Chocolate cake always adds to the festivities. That is my house, and a really easy party to do, since I was busy with lighting for a show the night before. Cook ham,thaw shrimp,take out chicken for chicken salad (2 for $5!), get daughter to make chili. And husband to clean up!

  5. It all looks beautiful. Love your cat guard! I was only invited to 2 Christmas parties so I'm a little envious:) Best wishes for restful and happy Christmas! Michele

  6. oh, your house looks so stylish and christmas like, beautiful.
    that cake must have been delicious!
    have nice days ahead :-)

  7. I love the way you decorated for Christmas Terri. Hope your Christmas is joyous.

  8. Terri,
    Love that you put the booze by the cake! Did anyone leave this area and spend time by your pretty tree!? And, what a sweet treat for the kiddos.

  9. I hope you've gotten some rest this week Terri! Your house looks beautiful and perfectly prepared for the big day.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you at some point in 2011.

  10. The cake does look like a beaute!
    A lovely piece of sweetness, fat & calorie free I am sure!

    Happy Holidays,

  11. It has been a busy month and I am looking forward to relax and enjoy Xmas. I wish you and Dave a happy holiday.
    xo Poppins

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