Hi my sweet friends,
Christmas is and will always be my favorite season. Honestly, I love it even more so that I moved to the states. Especially since I get to combine both American and German traditions. One of my favorite traditions is to sit down and have a family dinner on Christmas eve.
A Farmhouse Christmas – German Traditions
Christmas in Germany is different than Christmas in America and as much as I love American traditions there are some things that I miss. One of the biggest things are Christmas markets. During the first 4 weeks of advent cities all over Germany will host little markets where they decorate the towns with Christmas decors and vendors sell their products. It is so magical and I just love the atmosphere.
A Farmhouse Christmas – Creating our own traditions
There are a few other traditions which I miss like advent wreaths, advent calendars and actually getting the presents on Christmas eve. But at the same time I love that I get to experience American traditions like putting up the Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas stockings. My favorite thing about the holiday season is to create our own traditions.
A Farmhouse Christmas – Tablescape
One of the traditions that we started last year was to have a nice family dinner on Christmas eve. I actually cooked a traditional German Christmas meal, ham with potato dumplings, red cabbage and gravy. It was so delicious and just tasted like home. I have to admit our table didn’t look that nice though and so I decided this year to go all out! As you can see I used a lot of plaid this year.
One of my favorite parts is the center piece which I made out of a sugar mold. I simply added a plaid ribbon around it and placed some pines and holly in each hole. We bought that sugar mold at the antique extravaganza which is the biggest antique festival in Florida. The place mats are the same I used for our Thanksgiving tablecape. As mentioned in that post our china is still mix and match as hubby and I haven’t found anything we really love yet.
I really love our glasses aka old sauce jars. It really adds a rustic flair to the entire table and rounds up the farmhouse theme quite nicely.
Like our Thanksgiving table our Christmas table is not that fancy but I really like it and I can’t wait to cook another nice German dinner this year.
And now it is share time: tell me what is your favorite Christmas tradition and how do you celebrate the holidays? Leave me some comments below and make sure to check out all the other wonderful Christmas tables capes these amazing talented bloggers created!!
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As always thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays!
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