Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Decorating with Food

This weekend we added the final touch to the Sweet Pea Family outdoor Christmas decorations.

No, it wasn't a big blow-up snow globe (G's choice) or blinking colored Christmas lights with light-up reindeer (R's choice). Instead, we followed SPH's lead.

SPH lived a good bit of his childhood in Williamsburg, Virginia. I'll never forget our first Christmas together as a married couple when we went to his family's church in Williamsburg for Christmas Eve service, followed by a tour of Historic Williamsburg. It was beautiful and poignant, for it reminded me of my family and my own home church (where were married) since it always decorated its exterior a la Williamsburg for Christmas Eve.

So this year we decided to bring a little Williamsburg to Central Ohio. It was an undertaking, but well worth it! I love cooking so much, I think it is a bit apropos that our house is decorated with food for Christmas. But before we added the food...

SPH cut out the shape of the frame we would need and I spray painted it green and added nails:

I used Magnolia leaves to cover the edges:

I spaced out a pineapple and some Red Delicious Apples:

I added some more greens and SPH hung it above our front door:

I love this decoration for so many reasons: the meaning, the history, the sentimentality and of course, it's FOOD!

This week we have a jam-packed holiday schedule, so we'll be relying on a few freezer dives and pantry dives to serve dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner
Frozen Pizza and Spinach Salad
Easy Cheese and Black Bean Quesadillas and Fresh Pineapple
Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken Stir-fry with Edamame and Brown Rice

Have a sweet week and stay warm!


Slacker Mama said...

We used to do a Williamsburg decoration when I was growing up. Love it!

John and I are lucky to throw up a wreath and some colored lights (per the girls' insistence). It looks so bad...but the girls LOVE it. Which I guess is all that counts!

Mommy on my boys turf said...

So impressed! It is just beautiful.

Deep in the Heart said...

Love it!!! We're doing breakfast for dinner tonight too. Then left over party food and Rockettes Special viewing tomorrow night. Gotta love the holidays.

Renee said...

It looks so beautiful!

JerseyBaby said...

It looks great!