So glad you stopped by to see my entry to this weeks tablescape thursday. In Germany we celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve. Usually we go to mass and then come home to lots of presents, that the Christchild brought us. A typical german tradition is to eat Potato Salad and Hot Dogs on Christmas Eve and then a fancy roast on the 25th. Here in Germany we are lucky in that we have two Christmas Days-the 25th and the 26th!! The following pictures are from the 25th of December. With family being so far away, we spend these two days with good friends. Kim, Paul and their son Jake joined us for Fajitas! ( not very traditional for Germans--but oh so GOOD!)
I started with a white table cloth, added some golden wrapping paper and then two beautiful runners that I bought a few years ago at Strauss Innovation(yes-I got them on SALE!)
The golden boxes were bought at IKEA
This is an unique plant-that when put in water blooms---when you take it out of water it will dry up and you can put it away for another time. I bought it last year at one of the many Christmas Markets here in Berlin.
yes--we had edible table decorations!! Both the gold coins and the chocolate balls are chocolate.
One of my latest finds---gold crown place card holders! I just could not resist to buy them--once again cashing in on a great sale!
On Christmas Eve, my girlfriend Jeanne and I got a chance to enjoy a cup of coffee and some last minute Christmas shopping together. I found my santa at a perfum store. Just could not resist bringing him home with me. This completed my tablescape plans that had been forming in my mind!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday--ready for New Years Eve? We will be spending a quiet evening at home-perhaps a good movie--of course good food and at midnight lots of fireworks!! See you all in 2011!!
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