Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas at Aunt Jenny's Victorian Cottage

Can you believe that Christmas has come and gone already? I hope all of you had a merry one and enjoyed celebrating the birth of our savior with your family and friends. Stevie and I both worked a whole lot but we were still able to make a few new Chrismas memories with our families. We had my Dad's side of the family's Christmas party at his sister's house this year. Aunt Jenny and Uncle Jerry have the prettiest Victorian cottage and it was so homey and festive.

This is our first Christmas together as husband and wife.

I'm showing lots of pictures on this post for family members that couldn't be there. Some of them didn't come out too well but I posted them anyway. I just love Aunt Jenny's Victorian cottage. I always have. This is a picture of one of her dessert tables. She had pecan pie, plum pudding, fruit cake, fresh apple cake, homemade shaped cookies for the kids and tons of other sweets. I can't remember them all but I do know that I ate way too much of them. :)

This is another section of her pink dining room with her victorian pink tree. I love this room. The walls were wide cedar paneled when they first bought the house many years ago. They didn't stay that way long....:)

This is their front den. It is a very large room with high ceilings. She has a Christmas tree hanging upside down from the ceiling in there and I forgot to take a picture of it. These walls are the original bead board. When they first bought the house it had old cheesecloth wallpaper hanging in there.

This is me and my little boy Garrett and Uncle Jerry. Not the best picture but I wanted you to be able to see more of the den.

This is the mantle in her dining room. So pretty!

This is a lamp on her buffet in the den. I remember when she bought this lamp many years ago. I like it so much....I had to have one too.

Aunt Jenny all ready with her video camera. She had everything decorated so beautiful.

Fixing our much food and everything was so delicious. I was asked to bring my usual...sweet potato crunch. They ask me to make it every year.

I just spotted another upside down Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling in this picture. I didn't even notice it when I was there.
Uncle Jerry washing some of the dishes....he is a sweetheart.

Me and my little boy. He is growing up way too fast.

Me and Aunt Jenny. Daddy's baby sister.

Me and Aunt Shelby. Daddy's oldest sister.

Me and Aunt Ann. Daddy's middle sister.

Me and Daddy.

Aunt Shelby and her grandaughter, Kimberly.

Kimberly and her boyfriend.

My cousin Angie and her hubby, Randy. She is Aunt Jenny's daughter.

Uncle Jerry and Aunt Shelby cleaning up afterwards. Again I posted this one so you could see more of the house.
Aunt Ann and Uncle Jerry in the kitchen.

Aunt Jenny, Aunt Ann, Daddy and my cousin John in the kitchen. I love her kitchen. It looks and smells like Christmas.

Some of the Garrett's little cousins. Zack, Jessie and Ethan.

Stevie even got caught in this one getting some of daddy's famous lima beans.

Hope you enjoyed seeing pictures from our family get together. This one is a little blurry but I had to post it. I love her kitchen. Makes me wanna paint mine again....Well, almost. :)

Hugs to you and Happy New Year!


Stevie said...

Everything was so nice at Aunt Jenny's. I might have ate a little bit too much, but it was all good. She definitely has a Victorian Cottage. She had the house decorated so pretty. Watching how Aunt Jenny and Uncle Jerry get along is wonderful and I know we will be like them also.

My Cottage Charm said...

awww....I just read your comment on my childhood memories. I'm so glad it brought back sweet memories for you. Nothing like growing up on a farm! :)