enjoying pre-christmas

by Sharon Santoni

The great thing about having friends who move around at Christmas, is that there is always an excuse to lay a table and share a ‘christmas’ meal, well before the big day arrives.

It makes the house feel so much more festive to have lots of visits and entertaining before and after the big day.

This weekend is no exception, and here are just a few impressions of our lead up to christmas, a couple of the tables that have been laid and some of the decorations that move around regularly and adapt to the occasion!

Tomorrow I shall at last have all of our clan under one roof for the week, and I am so looking forward to savouring every second.

Hope that all your shopping is done and that you too have enjoyed some quality time this weekend.


Contessa December 22, 2013 - 5:16 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and family!
I hope GIBSON & GHETTO get a special treat!Seems like they have been pretty “GOOD” this past month!!?NO?
Enjoy your family……….thats what its all about!

Vicky Dickens December 22, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Ooooh, Sharon, your home looks so inviting! Mind if I pop over for a cup of Christmas cheer? Gibson and Ghetto look like they’re snuggled down as they anticipate a visit from Old St. Nick! Do you/will you have snow on Christmas? It’s 72 degrees in No. Georgia today – unusually high. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen Taylor December 22, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Your home looks so festive & beautiful Sharon. Enjoy your family & don’t work too hard!
Merry Christmas! XO

Heather in Arles December 22, 2013 - 6:33 pm

Sharon, it is all so beautiful. I love les pivoines mixed in with the Christmasey bits especially–all of the mauve works beautifully together–leave it to you to come up with such a subtle but unique take. But I have to say…nothing can top the sweetness of G&G.

Wishing you much, much happiness as the year rolls out. Everyone is home? You lucky duck!

The Enchanted home December 22, 2013 - 6:45 pm

Hope it worked!! Love the new blog look and everything in your home looks so gorgeous and festive! Wishing you a Merry merry Christmas and all good things in 2014!

Texas Francophile December 22, 2013 - 7:18 pm

So enjoy your blog, especially when it includes your furry babies. Your family will thoroughly enjoy the holidays are your beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! Franco

Linda Quast December 22, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Hi Sharon,

Your home looks stunning!! I love the elegance of it, but even more, I love the photo of Ghetto and Gibson. They look so cozy.

Today some cooking and baking will happen, but our 5 year old grandson is now here and he keeps us busy. He will help us with baking Christmas cookies, messes will happen, but what could be better than sharing something special with a child?

Have a wonderful week filled with love and laughter.

Joyeaux Noel,


Lorrie December 22, 2013 - 10:32 pm

Having family gather together under one roof is such a delight. I just love it when all of my children (and now 2 little grandchildren) are here together – my heart swells with joy and contentment at those moments.

A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and yours, Sharon. Joyeux Noel.

Jane December 23, 2013 - 12:13 am

Oh it is all so lovely. It is obvious that you maintain a gracious home, Sharon. And those snoozy pups are just precious, aren’t they? Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Peggy Braswell December 23, 2013 - 12:30 am

it is Christmas time alright + have a Merry one. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Esther George December 23, 2013 - 12:49 am

Hi Sharon everything looks so cozy and inviting….just lovely. Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

Lynnette Punjak-Williams December 23, 2013 - 1:37 am

How pretty everything looks. I love the pink theme.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

KathyPelletier December 23, 2013 - 4:11 am

Your home is so beautiful I love the tree and all the decorations. I too love entertaining lots before the big day. Merry Christmas-

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon December 23, 2013 - 8:57 am

Lovely as always Sharon. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Can’t wait to see what you bring us in the New Year. Scratch the puppies ears for me. 🙂


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