Christmas Eve at My Brother's Home


I hope everyone had a super duper Christmas and enjoyed time with family and friends. We have certainly been doing just that.

Rachele is all dressed in her tartan plaid dress from Italy and ready to go to her Great Uncle and Aunt's house for our Christmas eve get together.

Our family get together was at my brother and sister in law's beautiful home this year. This is one of three trees. This one is in the open foyer.

These little trees were right inside the front door. Their whole house was just a glow in white lights.

Leila was asleep when they got there. She has on her plaid, too.

A shot of their beautiful dining room.

The table was beautifully set in gold and cream.

Some family shots by the tree. Son, dil  and grands.

Daughter, sil and Leila.

The living room with more bright lights and extra tables set up.

Pretty tree candles and a nativity.

Table in the breakfast room.

The other beautiful tree in the keeping room.

Warm fire in the keeping room.

Granddaddy and Leila.

Naomi playing with a new toy.

We enjoyed good food and family fun!

Have a wonderful Sunday,


Linking to The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays
and A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesdays

view out my sunroom windows Sunday morning


  1. What a lovely and festive celebration- it just looks magical.

  2. Kim, that was spectacular....what a lovely home and beautiful decorating! I enjoyed the tour...your grandchildren are so lovely as well as your kids....

  3. Your brother and sister in laws home is so beautiful. Looks like you all had a wonderful day and stay safe and warm today.

  4. So fun you had snow for Christmas! Just love your Christmas photos, and your brother's home is really lovely!
    Enjoy the snow!

  5. YOU HAD SNOW!!!! Could you believe your eyes when you had snow for Christmas?

    The house is absolutely beautiful, Kim...and part of the way it "shows" is because you have a great eye for photography...but..what a Christmas treat to walk into that home. Your family is lovely and the kids are so cute...especially new little baby Leila. I see Granddaddy is already finding someone's little fingers wrapped around his heart. I have a feeling he is going to be a real sucker for his daughter's daughter!

    Your son's family is just precious too. Those little girls in their plaid are adorable. Are they at your house through the weekend now? Our house is quiet this morning...and I think I am going over later to help my dd clean up after the onslaught of yesterday's event. Happy Holidays and hugs to you- Diana

  6. Your brother's home is beautiful - Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Have a great day and stay warm.

  7. Looks like a wonderful family gathering Kim. Your last shot with the snow and the pond are great. My camera was not mega expensive at all...however it does what all the Mega camera's do without the expensive price tag (Mike is really good) he even bought me the tripod. Have great day and enjoy your family.

  8. Such a beautiful home. Love all the gorgeous decor. How nice to have family near and to be able to spend holidays with them. Beautiful memories made I am sure. Hugs, Marty

  9. It looks like a truly magical Christmas. Gorgeous decoration with a beautiful family. Happy Holidays!

  10. What a beautiful setting for your celebration! Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  11. Kim -It looks like a winter wonderland outside your window -We live in PA and the storm may bypass us and go straight to NYC and Boston and lay down 12-15 inches ! I'm sure we will see beautiful pictures from the bloggers up there :-) The girls and their families look so beautiful . The staircase and the keeping room are to die for huh? well actually the whole house :-)

  12. Your house looks beautiful,but those precious grandchildren must be the very best part of Christmas!

  13. Wow Lucky you snow and after Christmas so everyone didn't have to mess with the commute..just perfect enjoy!

  14. Such a beautiful setting for what sounds like a very wonderful Christmas. Your snow is lovely too! I do so love snow.

  15. What a gorgeous home, decorations just beautiful! As is your family, Kim.

    We are getting a whopper of a snow storm, hoping not to lose power!

  16. Your home is gorgeous and your family is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these great photos. Enjoy the snow.

  17. What a GORGEOUS home made even more beautiful by all the sweet grands being there, too!
    I am taking notes on all the wonderful ways your sister-in-love decorated...she's as talented as you are!

    Thank you for sharing your family's celebration with us. I feel honored to be invited in!


  18. Oh Kim, everything is just gorgeous, it looking like you all had a fantastic Christmas spent with family.
    Thanks every so much for stopping by my blog. Which is every so sparse at the moment. My holiday has been spent with a horrible kidney infection. I should be feeling better in a few days.
    I am glad you had a wonderful holiday.

  19. What a gorgeous home and decorating! Your children and grands are all beautiful! It is so heartwarming to be able to share Christmas with family! Looks like you had a wonderful celebration!!!! XO, Pinky

  20. Merry Christmas to you! I know you had a wonderful time! What a gorgeous home your brother has!! Wow! We had the best Christmas ever and it looks like you did too. Enjoy every moment!

  21. Hi Kimmie! Oh, what a wonderful Christmas you must have had with your family! Little Leila is growing so fast! :) Your brother's home is so beautiful. Looks like fabulous decorating taste just runs in your family!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. super duper glad it's over

    Happy New Year dear, dear friend!

  23. What an amazing home. Lucky for you to experience Christmas there.

    It's great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. As these days turn from the Christmas Season to the Season of Winter, I hope you'll continue to share with us.

    - The Tablescaper

  24. Another beautiful home in your family. Love the keeping room!

  25. Kim, your brother's home is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it all dressed for the holidays. It goes without saying the the grands are precious! Happy holidays! ~ Sarah

  26. Kim, What a gorgeous home and beautifully decorated for Christmas. The entry is fabulous.

  27. I love all the's like so much fun and oh I really adore the baby, so cute

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  28. Beautiful!! I do love the photo of Leila with Granddaddy! Sweetness! Your white Christmas shots are beautiful... we have the COLD, no snow to make it fun! LOL!

  29. It looks like you had a fabulous Christmas too. First let me say I just adore the plaid outfits your grands had on! Secondly, your brothers home is gorgeous! How have you been enjoying the snow? We are loving it, it's so pretty!

  30. Your brothers home is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

    We had snow at the beach too! How exciting! :)

  31. It looks like it was a wonderful Christmas celebration. You have a beautiful family Kim!

  32. Amazing how much your brothers house looks like my brothers place....too funny twinny! Everything and everybody is just beautiful...seeing this makes me sure miss my family over the holidays we won't be down here again I don't think, will be home where we belong.

  33. Kim, your brothers home is stunning and all of your pics are so wonderful, really shows a lovely time with family. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  34. What a beautiful home -- decorated so splendidly tor Christmas and a festive family celebration.

  35. You took some great photos of this lovely home! It just screams festive! :) I bet it was a wonderful place to celebrate the season.

  36. Hi Kim,
    What a wonderful time mingling with family. I love that moment.

    Love your kiddos too §;-) all are adorable.

    Everything's whimsical, lights, ornaments & you all.

    Happy NY in advance,

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,

  37. Wow! What a beautiful home. It looks like a really lovely Christmas!


  38. Thank you. This has truly inspired me.