Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The stockings were hung

I wanted to share with you a bit of my daughter Ashley's Christmas decor.
Isn't this beautiful….it looks like it should be in a magazine.
I love how her colours are all silver, gold and white…stunning.
She even found wrapping paper and stockings to match :)
I have to pat myself on the back for that mantel though ;)

I spent most of my day preparing for our celebration with Wayne's side of the family.
He has a big family and it is always nice to get together.
It seems we all don't get together as much as we used to, especially with all our kids older now, and don't celebrate a birthday every month together.
Every year I make Wayne's moms recipe for Wild Rice Casserole.
Wayne's mom made it every Christmas. I have made it every year since she passed away.
I thought I would time how long it takes to make as it is a process…it took about 2 1/2 hours to make and that didn't include soaking the rice over night. But I have to say it is well worth it :)

Have to put a few more gifts under the tree then off to bed before Santa bypasses our house ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful, merry day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Ashley's tree is beautiful, and that mantle is fabulous. You can see the love that goes in to that wild rice casserole and it looks yummy too. I am sure the family is thrilled you are carrying along Mom's tradition Hugs

  2. Ashley's room looks wonderful! Kudos to you for getting her mantel finished. And also the tradition of cooking the wild rice for Wayne's family. Merry Christmas, Tracy!

  3. Ashley's tree is beautiful but I have to say that the mantle is my favorite :) the wild rice casserole looks amazing!

  4. Tell Ashley her picture is awesome -
    especially love the cloche with bobbles in it

  5. Ashley's Christmas display is beautiful. Your hand crafted mantel is stunning as well. The two of you have created a tableau befitting any magazine! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

  6. Ashley's decor definitely looks straight out of a magazine! Gorgeous!

  7. Wow! I love Ashley's Christmas decor! It is all beautiful! The mantle looks amazing too!

    The wild rice looks yummy!

    I hope you got to bed before Santa came around so he didn't skip you!


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