I have to make one every Christmas now. New tradition. I didn't know holly berries stayed nice so long.
On Christmas Eve my hubby took me back in the woods to a spot where crowfoot grows. We gathered lichen for the amaryllis and crowfoot for the antler candleholder.
and I managed to get some Christmas stockings made.
We had all our kids and grandchildren in before Christmas--which was really good since we ended up getting snow on Christmas! Christmas eve we managed to put together a 7-fishes dinner. We started with dilled herring on good bread, smoked trout spread on crackers, and lobster bisque. Next we fried some haddock and scallops and added coconut shrimp and a caesar salad with anchovies.
We had our Italian dinner on Christmas Day (Beef Braciole) complete with Christmas crackers and Christmas snow.
It was a wonderful Christmas--our first with our new granddaughter and two little grandsons--three little ones now!!! And the snow allowed a lot of time to just relax by the Christmas tree and dream.
It was a wonderful Christmas, special gifts and special, special people.