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Christmas Day in Pictures

Ah Christmas Day… you always go so fast… here is what we got up to…

Timothy O and I opened presents in the morning while listening to vinyls…

We made crowns for ourselves and family for the Christmas table from leather hides…

I threw a few more decorations about the house…

Timothy O and I made a rosemary chandelier for above the Christmas table… I love a fragrant table… **note new clean overalls!

Made sure there were hundreds of cloves scattered all throughout the table… I love the heady fragrance of cloves and rosemary….

This cheeky chicken Gigi decided to come upstairs to see what was happening….

And then Coco did too… (she doesn’t like to miss out…)

Our table on the deck with Timothy O working hard in the background preparing the ham… he loves doing the ham

Olive branches, walnuts, webbing, linen and feathers….

The wood fire oven roaring awaiting Timothy O’s ham…

Ta dah….Timothy O’s burnt honey, orange and clove glazed ham resting…

Proud as Punch….

Roast chicken and puy lentils… (we make this dish often and is a firm household favourite…) We had all free range meats for Christmas and they all came from farmers at the Jan Powers Farmer Market (our market) ….. this free range chicken was from Lynsay at Viande at .. we buy it every market…

… And the ham was from Tillari Trotters … again certified free range.

Christmas lunch on the deck…

Then the sun slowly went down and we listened to golden classics from the 60′s and 70′s… while making eggnog and eating pavlova…

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

K x

24 Comments to “Christmas Day in Pictures”

  1. Kara says:

    Stunningly beautiful xxx

  2. Est Magazine says:

    Christmas Day in pictures is great to look back on, next year you’ll have to step out from behind the camera Kara! Nice to see Gigi and Coco join in.

  3. LISA MADIGAN says:

    Absolutely divine you two, what a setting & I’m sure you all had a sublime day!!! xo

  4. Anne says:

    HOw beautiful…..!!! Love the shots of Tim O in action (& in SUPER clean overalls)
    xxx mwa mwa mwa anne

  5. It looks amazing – what a wonderful CHristmas you had! I hope you don’t mind that I stole your idea of the leather crowns – they sure were a hit so thank you!!! Merry Christmas and I hope to see plenty of you two in the new year. xx

  6. Ingrid says:

    Looks beautiful Kara. Love that you also think in terms of fragrance…

    • Kara says:

      Thank you Ingrid! I adore fragrances… though I don’t have such a great sense of smell… so I tend to overpower everyone around me! Happy New Year. x

  7. Sarah says:

    lovely photos Kara. I hope you are enjoying your break. x

  8. Kara,

    I’ve just recently discovered your blog and I had to leave a comment and let you know that your home and style is stunning and I have so enjoyed reading some of your posts. It looks like you had an absolutely lovely Christmas. Happy New Year!

  9. Petrina Turner says:

    So beautiful Kara. A joy for all of the senses. x

  10. kimberly says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am to have found you, or how inspired I am not only by your photography but your beautiful life. While we are worlds apart and living in different seasons, the gorgeous world you have created provides the sunshine I crave on this wet winter days~
    So thank you. muchly.
    x

    • Kara says:

      Oh Kimberly, that is very kind of you to say. I remember living in London where the winter could really make you a bit glum some days. So pleased you are feeling some sunshine from the blog. xx

  11. bren says:

    I love the limb tree! My husband made a small one for me after seeing a display at Anthropologie. We haven’t quite figured out how to make a larger one that we can store away every year. If you have any pointers and wouldn’t mind sharing we would be forever grateful! What kind of limbs did you use? Thank you for all the great visuals!

    • Kara says:

      Thanks Bren; they were just branches from our trees in the backyard – nothing too special. I’m sure the construction would be the same in the small one as it was for us in the large one. xx

  12. Amanda Richards says:

    Absolutely breath taking! I love every detail, especially all of the natural elements and "chandelier". Makes me want to grow rosemary just to cut it down!

  13. Ashley J says:

    Did you make the Christmas tree? Do you have directions posted somewhere?

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