This year The Husband and I had a quiet holiday at home just the two of us. We like to do that every couple of years – make our own traditions. I thought I’d share with you guys a few random photos from the morning.
We had homemade buttermilk pancakes and bacon for breakfast! PB and syrup on top!
Now, I know Christmas isn’t all about gifts – but nonetheless we’ll get phone calls, emails, and facebook messages asking ‘what did you get?!’ So I figured I’d take pictures and post them here for those folks who wanted to know. (mostly our relatives…)
West Elm platter. When we hosted Thanksgiving I realized we didnt really have any platter big enough for turkey – so I added this one to my list.
Owl mug – I love owls. The owl is my favorite animal. I have been thinking about getting an owl tattoo a lot lately.
Another West Elm – a pretty framed silhouette of a little girl to hang in the bedroom.
This framed skeletal chart from ZGallerie. I’m going to hang it on the wall right there in the entryway over our record player -and hang a mirror up beside it.
A new doormat – another owl!
Valley of the Dolls Special Edition DVD. I love love love this movie! songs – beautiful costumes – big hair – mod makeup – beautiful ladies – over the top acting. You can’t ask for much more. The packaging is beautiful.
There were some miniature lobby card reproductions inside. If you dont know, lobby cards were pretty much posters of production stills that were hung in theaters to promote the film.
This is my favorite one – of Neely in the sanitarium trying to kick those dolls.
Look at the menu screens! They’re fabulous.
I made this once…for another blog.
The Virgin Suicides. The movie is one of my favorites, so maybe the book will be too?
I told you guys I was going to start reading the Harry Potter books – heres the first one, sans book cover.
A much needed wallet that matched perfectly with my kelly moore camera bag.
Cozy Minnetonka slippers.
Flannel VS PJs, and other goodies from JCrew, Gap, and Anthropologie.
Now for The Husband.
Marshall headphones – I love the packaging!
He loves when other people play the harmonica – so I got him a little beginners harmonica and book – we’ll see what comes of it!
The newest Lock and Key
Inception – I was pretty let down by the special features. I was thinking OH YEAH this movie will have AWESOME special features – documentaries, making ofs, I’ll get to see how they did the 0g scenes. But no. The only awesome thing there was a documentary about dreams.
He also received a pair of minnetonka slippers – the old man scuff version.
And a whole bunch of kitchen stuff. He spends a lot of time in there. I venture to say if he would have discovered his love for cooking earlier he may have gone to culinary school.
A cookbook we are both excited about.
A dinner of turkey, homemade cranberry sauce, rolls, brussels sprouts, and rosemary roasted potatoes. YUMMY! Those potatoes were the best part. We don’t eat them often. We had some leftover bacon from breakfast that we crumbled over top the potatoes which made them even better. We watched A Christmas Story the rest of the night.
I hope you guys had a Happy Holiday! We did – snow, good eats, gifts, chocolate, and our Santa Klaus!