Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Christmas Dinner Party hosted by Cierra

 This year Cierra was in charge of hosting her husband's holiday friend party. And of course being her, she couldn't just set tables up with paper plates and red solo cups like her husband would have done. She made it into a charming dinner party that we all wished we were invited to. 

 Table #1, this was painted with a cute grey chalk paint days before the party. The twins had to leave the house while that was going on. 11 month old babies are too curious with little hands to be around wet paint.

   Fresh flowers bought from Costco to give the final touch on a dinner party.

 Us Robinson girls are not afraid of a candle with a flame. It makes evenings much more cozy to sit by candle light.

  Table #2 with an oval pinecone wreath, more candles, mercury glass, cut wood and thinking of a Holland Christmas with the red and white tulips.

  Wreaths hanging in the windows behind the guest.

 Pomegranates for Christmas decor is a new idea we love. Cierra always comes up with something new and refreshing each year.

 The mantle above the fireplace.

The entrance display with Christmas dolls, a nutcracker, pines, fresh cranberries in a vase and a cozy lamp to welcome you into her home.

 The freshly cut Christmas tree in the front window for all to see.

 The mantle in the front room which can be seen from the park across the street. Candles, nutcrackers, mercury glass and pines. Such a good combination.

This darling picture of our Aunt Jule, Susie and Mary Lu on Santa's. Thank goodness for cameras to capture moments like this. I think that's the real Santa. 

Merry Christmas,

The Robinson Girls

Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015 at the Robinson Cottage

The night before we had the table set with Nana's China. 

Dressing the turkey the night before.

Turkey served Thanksgiving day with garnishes. 

 Cornflakes made into holly. And this year we experimented and made Paula Dean's Pecan Tart! turned out delicious.

 Never can have enough pies!

 Lots of glassware and candles. We like to eat our Thanksgiving dinner later in the evening.

Making our feather hats! We now have grandchildren in the family and need some entertainment
 Baby Indie with her turkey glasses that Oakley colored for us to wear.
 Shelese, Raymie, Indie and Regen.
Shalana and her feather hat creation. Brightyn, Britney and Colby.

Raymie wasn't so sure about the Pie Face Game. Oakley thought it was hilarious.

 1 year old Brightyn wanted to try. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Welcome to our home, this is our family tradition of LGC. (Larsen Girl Club) This year we celebrated our 23rd year of Aunts and 1st Cousins meeting the Saturday before Thanksgiving for creating.

Welcome to our home. Put up lights to make people feel welcome, a guest should always feel happy in your home.

The guest bedroom if you feel the need to sleep over. Your always welcome.

 The antique hutch lights the entrance and invites you into a cozy fire with a kettle of potpourri bubbling on the fireplace.

The cozy living room.

Details in the decor.

Set up for the 25 guest in a room that barely fits 10. We laugh all day moving around one another trying not to touch paint brushes on our clothes!

Gentry drew little table doodles on brown paper used as table covers.

Holiday cheese wreath, Shalana's Lasagna soup

 Jule's Peanut Brittle and Mary Lu's Popcorn Balls (LGC favorites)

Hot rolls out of the oven every hour, variety of soups, and all kinds of treats to munch on. No one is on a diet this day of the year.

 "Christmas Cosmopolitan" a holiday drink made from cranberry Juice, ginger ale, cranberries, sliced limes, oranges and sprigs of rosemary. With LOTS of ice.

 This year our theme to LGC was "A family that sings together stays together" We grew up with music as a strong part of our family core. Susan, Jule and Mary Lu were taught to harmonize with one another from a young age. All of the cousins love to hear them sing at family parties. This year we sang together songs from our past.

 Creation #1 was this winter moon to hang on your front door.

Creation #2 was this holiday star.

Creation #3 was our LGC bracelet 

Aunt Jule pouring pearl tea and making Julekaga (ul-la-ka-ga) in memory of her name. We come from Norwegian heritage and this year we wanted to honor it by making this holiday bread. We followed the recipe on an old card written by Grammy (our beloved Grandmother)

Julekage served with pearl tea or pero.

Lots of laughs and memories made at LGC 2015, we started at 11am and ended around midnight.
xoxo, the Robinson Girls