Jack and I were lucky to be able to attend a wonderful Christmas party hosted by Rauri and The Horsey Girl! Rauri lives in a small farming community in Western Canada and is fortunate to be living in his grandparents' home. The party had lots of conversation, laughter, food and drinks. It was multi-generational - the oldest attendee was in her 80's and the youngest was just six months old. It also included two cats and one dog, Rusty.
These are the luminary lights on the entrance deck, made of ice and lit by candlelight. They were created by the Horsey Girl from milk cartons. Instructions can be found here.
She definitely gets her creative talent from me. (tee hee).
There was no shortage of food (this is just ONE of THREE tables full of food), including a tray of home baking (above) by the H.G. and a DELICIOUS trifle by longtime friend, Danielle (below).
The Christmas tree has vintage decorations. It is a real tree, and it smelled wonderful. Notice the gorgeous wood panelling. The house is full of original details from the 50s and 60s. Take that, Mad Men!
This is the vintage tree topper. I love how so much of the house and its contents are original. Not thrifted or from antiques stores - they were brought in new, and they are still there
This is the wedding photo of Rauri's grandparents, Doris and Bud. The photograph is hanging in
the hallway. They lived many happy years in this home. Doris' decorating flair is still evident. Rauri's parents were married here, as well.
And, of course, no Christmas party would be complete without a visit from Santa.
Since we didn't get home until 1:30 am, I really should be heading off for a nap, but I'm painting instead. Now that's hardcore!