December is in full swing and Christmas is only a short time away....I have been 'enjoying' the season and making sure I capture a "photo a day" (its s easy to get caught up in the panic of Christmas and not enjoy the little things...) so here you have it a 'snapshot' of the month so far...
Our tree went up early (any excuse really will do - but we were entertaining on December 1 so wanted to be nice and organised)
The first of many 'gatherings' to celebrate the festive season...we invited John's "team" over to spread some Christmas cheer..and a gathering deserves the best nibble platter ever!
The first of the Chocolate Treat boxes were packed and wrapped...lots of orders this year to complete...
Taylor has been busy again with her amazing cake creations...this one a custom order for a Family Christmas gathering...what do you think?
Lots of Christmas entertaining means lots of flowers...a local gum tree provided me with the base and a bunch of pretty hydrangeas completed the effect!
Starry, starry night...a starry display on my entrance table, so pretty.
More flowers...these beauties came from a friends garden...stunning..and the smell...!
A picnic rug, bottle of wine, cheese platter and good friend kinda night...oh and a carol performance in Manly followed by a fireworks display...starting to feel like Christmas!
My mum's famous shortbread has been popular once more this year...lots of orders...lots of amazing decorated boxes...
Perfection in a magnolia flower...wish they could last longer...but hey a day is better than none at all...
The centrepiece of our dessert buffet this year at our annual Christmas party...introducing RUDOLPH, he is pretty cute (yes the clever Taylor has been at it again)
Every year we try to go to the city to enjoy morning tea and do some Christmas shopping, even more important now as the girls are older and we lead such busy lives...this year we managed to sneak in High Tea at the Queen Victoria Building...John joined us for a few hours and we sat and talked, drank copious amounts of tea and reflected on the year that was...there may have been lots of yummy treats to enjoy as well....after all it is Christmas.
Hope you have enjoyed "Twelve days of Christmas"...I am hopeful my December Daily will continue for the entire month so I'll be back soon with more photos...in the meantime enjoy the Festive Season one and all xxx