Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas at Linderhof

Christmas Eve at Linderhof 

Ebelskivers for Christmas Eve Breakfast

Granddaughter Lucy is my sous chef
Sprinkling the ebelskivers with powdered sugar!

A Christmas Eve tradition

Decorating cutout cookies
Nana is in charge of frosting
Lucy is once in charge of sprinkles!

Mighty handsome cookies!

Lucy found magic
In the Magical City of Scott
(Our Snow village lighted village that takes over the breakfast room in December)

A highlight of the season and the church year
is the service of candles and carols

Followed by eggnog, cookies and fruit cake
for Christmas Eve dessert


Pastries for breakfast
Stollen from Farm to Market in Kansas City
(via Kolwaskis in Excelsior)
and maple sticks
With a pot of freshly brewed coffee

Let the fun begin!

Besides opening her own presents
Lucy played "Santa" and passed out the gifts

Dinner followed and as is our tradition
a picture of the family around the table
It will be fun to watch the kids grow!

Lucy in her Christmas outfit with her lighted reindeer.
(She wanted to ride him!)

Piper in her "First Christmas" hat!
She watched.
She took it all in.

And then they left!
For another Christmas celebration
With Andy's family.

Another tradition . . .

The Christmas dishes get put away
And the Johnson Brothers Indies is taken back down
(it is our breakfast dishes)

And when we get hungry again

A turkey sandwich and a glass of milk
(Our dinner this year was turkey but we were creative with the other dishes so it was not a replay of Thanksgiving -- the menu was something for everyone!)

And gifts

Daughter Sarah "commissioned" me to make this ornament for her Daughter Piper
(It was my pleasure)

And the 2015 needlepoint ornaments for the grands?

A rocking horse for Lucy and a sock with doll for Piper

Before they left

Andy took our picture!

Christmas 2015 was THE BEST!
Christmas is really much more fun with children!

We at Linderhof hope that your Christmas was as wonderful
as ours was!


Bernideen said...

Now that was a busy time. What a great visit with those darlings!

nancy2 said...

Beautiful family Martha.

Deanna said...

All the best to you at Christmas and into the new year.