Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!



Just want to pause for a moment and sent out my warmest holiday wishes to everyone, who is reading my blog!



And if you are celebrating Christmas, of course, Merry Christmas to you! I hope you have a wonderful time with friends and family. May there be lots of moments of peace, joy, happiness, and love, which I feel it is all about.



My husband and I we are celebrating Christmas today on Christmas Eve already as it is the tradition in Germany. It will be an intimate afternoon and evening with an English Afternoon Tea follow by a cozy dinner later at night.



 As you can easily see in our home today it is all about good food and spending quality time together!



I better finish this post now, since the tea sandwiches on the photos were from yesterday and are long gone! Today we will be having a special kind of scone, which I baked already, but the sandwiches and other little palate teasers still must be prepared (my husband's specialty) and the table needs to be set up nicely (my job)!



One more thing I would like to share with you. I am most excited about my early Christmas gift: Eight 3' x 2' holes and three more areas, where sprinklers have been put in. Yay! One hole is already filled with a hydrangea, which we planted yesterday. I hope to show you photos very soon.



The rose that you can see in today's photos is 'Madame Alfred Carriere'. I potted her up into a big terracotta container lately, fertilized her, and she is blooming like in spring.

See you in the garden!

Christina


18 comments:

  1. Dear Christina ~ What a sweet post, filled with delicious looking food and drink and roses. The steam rising from the cup is a wonderful photo.

    Enjoy filling those 8 holes and the new sprinklers.

    May you and your dear husband have a lovely celebration tonight, a lovely day tomorrow and a wonderful 2013.

    Thank you again for that beautiful email that touched my heart deeply.

    Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Christina, I always enjoy the photos of your garden, and your tea photos look particularly yummy! It sounds like you have some happy planting days ahead. I love hydrangeas and will look forward to seeing yours. Did you plant a white one? Your white rose is beautiful, and it looks so pretty with the "snowflakes." Thank you for your kind thoughts. Enjoy the holidays!

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  3. Love the imaage of the steaming coffee cup - the steam trails are traced with rainbow colours! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  4. Merry Christmas !!! I enjoyed so much your lovely post, Christina, the rose, the afternoon tea, the spirit of holidays ... Thank you. Wishing you a happy New Year !!!

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  5. Dear Christina, at first thanks for being my friend. I hope you have wonderful christmasdays and wish you and your husband a fantastic and healthy 2013.
    Hugs Marijke

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  6. Wesołych Świąt. śliczne jest pierwsze zdjęcie, róża i sanki. Pozdrawiam.
    Merry Christmas. the first picture is beautiful, rose and sled. Yours.

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  7. Lorraine, thanks for your nice comment! The photo of the steaming tea cup and the other "foody" photos in this post are taken by my husband, I forgot to give him credit for it! He has a really different way to see and photograph things then I do. It is really fun for me to see our shared world through his lens!

    Dororthy, thanks, I actually planted a not named lavender/blue hydrangea. The poor thing was sitting in a container for one year! I am itching to plant more plants as long as the holidays last, but the weather is not cooperating. But still, I am glad that we have all this rain.

    Stiletto, I didn't see the rain bow colors surrounding the steam before you mentioned it, but you are right. Good eye for details ;-)!

    Dani, it gives me joy that you liked my Holiday post!

    Marijke, yes, my husband and I had a very nice Christmas. Here in the US it is already over by now, but I believe you have one more holiday in the Netherlands, which is so nice! Hope you can enjoy!

    Giga, the first photo is my favorite, too, of the Christmas photos that I took.

    Mark and Gaz, hope you are having a wonderful Christmas, too!

    Christina



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  8. Happy Holidays! Your hydrangea will be gorgeous alongside your roses. :o)

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  9. So, not only are you a rose expert but you serve up the best sandwiches in the US! I will be round for some of them, they look amazing! Great photo of the steaming cup too! Merry Christmas.

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  10. Hi Christina! I hope you had a lovely holiday, I am finally catching up with my blog reading. Your photos as always are great! Especially those food photos; the tea shot had me thinking it was really in front of me to drink! Happy New Year!

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  11. Hi Tammy, yes, it might be nice if I plant something else than roses in my garden, too ;-)!

    Martin, I am not an rose expert, but it flatters me that you see me as one and even more that you think highly of our sandwiches! Even if I don't want to, I have to say they are made by my husband as are all the food photos. You are welcome to stop by to have sandwiches with us anytime! Hope you had a lovely Christmas as well.

    Hi Jeannine, yes, our holidays were quite nice and I am a little sad that Christmas is already over again, but there is still the New Year to celebrate. Thanks for your compliment regarding the photos (again, the part for the food photos goes to my husband). Wishing you a Happy New Year as well!

    Christina

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  12. Liebe Christina,
    das sind so wunderschöne Bilder :-)
    Ich wünsche dir einen guten Rutsch
    und viel Gesundheit und Glück für das nächste Jahr!
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße sendet dir Urte

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  13. Dear Urte, thank you very much for your lovely comment! I am also wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year 2013!

    Christina

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  14. Happy late Holidays to you too Christina!

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  15. Masha, thank you very much! Hope yours have been nice. Too bad they are over now already. Time flew by so quickly!

    Christina

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