Christmas day is all about the sparkle and joy in our children’s eyes, as we celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.
Christmas morning begins with Big Sis M and Little Miss C running into our room and jumping on the bed to wake us up. As you can imagine, there are lots of giggles and “hurry up and get out of bed” and excited anticipation to go downstairs and see if Santa made a visit overnight.
As the Girlies
walk gallop down the stairs, the first thing they see is the twinkling lights on the tree and all the wrapped goodies. There are lots of big eyes and smiles and shouts of “I see my present!” and “Santa ate the cookies!” and “Can we open our stockings now?”
As a child, Mr. Rosey’s family opened their Christmas stockings first and then had a big Christmas breakfast. Once breakfast was finished, then the goodies under the tree could be opened. We continue this tradition with our family.
I set the table Christmas Eve night, so everything is ready Christmas morning. Because I change the linens and table setting for Christmas dinner after we finish breakfast, the Christmas breakfast tablescape is intentionally simple and beautifully elegant.
This year I chose a winter white tablecloth and napkins and added natural elements with touches of green and gold. I painted dried pomegranates and pine cones gold (and some soft white) and then added sprigs of evergreens.
If you know anything about me, you know I adore monograms. Instead of a traditional place card, I highlighted each family member’s initial. I sparingly gilded green apples with gold foil and tied a satin winter white ribbon around the stem. With the addition of a gold sticker representing each initial, the gilded apple is center stage at each place setting. I like how the apples tie in nicely with the fruit-edged salad plates.
I love how our Christmas breakfast table setting looks – so simple and beautifully elegant!
I make the same Christmas breakfast menu every year, because EVERYONE loves it! If we have extended family stay overnight – I think it’s for the Christmas breakfast!
Christmas Breakfast Menu
Egg Nog French Toast
Cranberry Apple Compote
Breakfast Sausage with an Apricot Rosemary Glaze
Milk (yep for the kiddos)
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I’m very excited to be invited by my friend, Sondra, from Sondra Lyn at Home to co-host the first annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour.
25 bloggers each share a different holiday idea, so you can create a wonderful holiday season for your family and friends.
Home for the Holidays Blog Tour
Monday ~ Gifts and Wrapping
Tuesday ~ Trees and Decor- Part I
Wednesday ~ Crafts
Thursday ~ Recipes and Tablescapes
Friday ~ Trees and Decor- Part II