Since we bought our house we have held a traditional potluck every year to celebrate the holidays and good cooking. We lovingly call it the Sugar Plum potluck and her are some pictures I snapped just before the party.
The best Christmas book ever which was given to me twice last year - no complaints!
Our fireplace and candles all lit up...
The snack table: Summer sausage with smoked cheddar, blue corn chips with guac hummus and homemade blended salsa, chevre with Italian bread, Devil's food cookies and M&Ms peanut and M&Ms peanut butter.
Our gorgeous Christmas tree.
We have started a small nutcracker collection which I want to start growing. I won the first one in a white elephant gift steal at work and the second was a present last year to Patrick from year - yes, it is a pirate.
And then I began working on the Yule bags I make for everyone. This pile is from trimming my bay laurel so I can put leaves in everyone's bags.