November 7, 2009

Our First Family Christmas

Ok, I have decided to take part in the "Blog This - The Real Meaning of Christmas Challenge 24" this week. I was really looking foward to doing a Christmas post, but was going to closer to the day, however, this challenge oppurtunity arose and I couldnt resist. This year will be our first Christmas with our new baby girl Zoe. Since my husband and I have been married we have usually been overseas alone on Christmas and New Years, we have never had a christmas tree, never had any decorations around the home. Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED christmas time, it always gave me a warm fuzzy feeling and I remember always going to bed and thinking of when I had my own family and children and how we would celebrate christmas, how I would decorate the home, what traditions we would start of our own. Being our first Christmas as a family, the traditions will begin this year..

One of the things I have always wanted to do (as a family with our children) is to visit the Myer windows, visit the Christmas Cove at David Jones and do late night christmas shopping on a warm Melbourne summer night and finishing off with a lovely dinner and a milkshake for the kids. I also visioned how our home would be decorated, just like in those American christmas movies..There homes are always SO BEAUTIFULLY decorated and thats how I wanted our home to be. I also have a soft spot for christmas movies, I would love sitting at home and watching one after the music makes me so happy..I love the oldies such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, however quite like the Mariah Carey christmas CD also...!! So, I have forever wished about decorating my home at christmas and this year I will get my chance... I have collected some photographs of some beautifully decorated homes and I aspire to replicate them, however, stuck on what type of theme, Classical? Modern?
Photo: Francis Janisch
Photo: Charles Maraia
Photo: Susan Gentry McWhinney
Photo: Keith Scott Morton
Photo: Susan Gentry McWhinney
Photo: Susan Gentry McWhinney Photo Robin Stubbart Photo: Keith Scott Morton
Photo: Gridley & Graves Photo: Janis Nicolay

So, what do you think? Which are your favourites?


  1. Very nice challenge post! It made me all sentimental about how lovely it is to be able to start your very own family Xmas traditions (even though my own post is completely sarcastic & doesn't portray that at all, I really do love it!)
    The second pic with all the pink. Gorgeous! That's exactly the style I was looking for in my own pic but didn't find anything as lovely!

  2. Those pictures are all so lovely. Our christams will probably choas and nothing as beautiful you have shown.

    Enjoy your first Christmas with Zoe.

  3. Oh my gosh I LOVED all those pictures! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I love the subtle white & green theme - the seventh one down. I look forward to hearing more about your family's Christmas!

  5. I like the 7th one down too! I think I'm going to aim for shades of green this year. Lots of greenery and pine cones!

  6. I love Christmas movies too - I have already watched 4 so far and it is only Dec 1st! I love all of the photos above but especially the 9th one with the fir branches around the door and that cosy kitchen beckoning!


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