Hello darlings! Today I will cut straight to the chase and introduce you to the sweet Elizabeth. This gorgeous (in every sense) Texan girl (who now calls NY home) writes a fabulous blog called 'Pretty Pink Tulips' - an eclectic and always stylish cyber destination you won't want to miss.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Christmas to me is a beautiful holy time of the year when people seem just that little bit friendlier, jollier and hospitable. It is a time of reflection, celebration and giving.
It is simply not Christmas without?
Holiday music, greenery, the Newst holiday candle, and my collection of 'Nutcrackers'.
Your ideal Christmas?
Is snowy, joyful and full of laughter.
Fave Christmas movie?
'Love Actually' finally edged out 'It's a Wonderful Life' for me. I literally laugh and cry every time I watch it.
No 1 Christmas song/music?
I am already listening to Christmas music around the clock, and love everything from Micael Buble to Mariah Carey.. but my all time favourite song is 'Silend Night', as we sing it in church on Christmas Eve, as we light candles from one to another, and have for as long as I can remember!
What's on your Christmas table?
My Christmas table is set to the nines with greenery, my collection of Nutcrackers down the center and candles flickering in between. My place settings are Bernadaud Happy Holidays, which has a rim of little Nutcrackers around the rim. I use napkin rings of green leather with a large jingle bell and place cards that I have hand written in calligraphy. My husband usually wants a formal meal on Christmas Eve, so will have a beef tenderloin, corn pudding and a spinach salad. For dessert, I'm planning on making a black bottom pie. Yummmmmm!!
What would you love Santa to bring this year?
'Santa' has been treating me to a few lovely things already, so I feel as though Christmas has come early in the form of some gorgeous black suede boots and some sparkly holiday sandals!
Your Christmas message to the world..
Oh, our poor little world right now needs a giant hug. I feel like there is so much turmoil swirling all around. I would love for those who can....to be generous. For those who can....invite someone to share Christmas with you. For those who can...lend a hand to someone who needs it. Let's reach out and love one another and reflect on all we have to be grateful for.
A special holiday hug to Charlotta for having me as her guest today. Merry Christmas, everyone!!! Love, Elizabeth
Thank you dear Elizabeth for your wonderful Christmas post. I would love to see your 'Nutcracker' collection! It's so special to have something that grows over the years and that brings back so many memories. I bet you could tell us stories about each and single one of your beautiful 'Nutcrackers'!
Darling, I wish you and your family a truly magical Christmas. May Santa bring you happiness, love, good health and lots of new adventures for 2012! xx
Ok lovelies, with that I wish you a relaxing remainder of the weekend! The snow is pouring down outside and we're snuggling up inside with some great holiday movies and some home made ginger biscuits.
I'll be back in a couple of days with the last of these gorgeous Christmas posts - this final one is by my friend Natasha of 'Northern Light'.
Lots of love and hugs!