December 23, 2013

Christmas at Quarters One

Basically, the only decorations that went up this year at our house were the ones that the movers didn't take up to the storage room, or at least didn't bury too far into it. The best thing about this Christmas, though, is that all of my children and my husband are home for the first time in 5 years….and to me they are the best decorations of all.

We have a tradition of putting only lights on the tree when Bill or one of the boys is deployed at Christmas so it's been a while since we've seen this guy!

The staircase is longer than this but this is as far as I managed and I think it still looks simple but festive.

Stockings are finally hung!

I have a large cloche in an antique silver bowl I filled with silver ornaments from Germany and a nesting bird from The Gatherings.

 This wooden horn came from Germany purchased at a Cristkindlmarkt, I just love those festive markets.

My dream car!

We even managed a dinner party in our tiny, I mean cozy, new dining room…

One of my favorite desserts…a Panettone Trifle, so simple! 
Sweeten to taste 1 container of marscapone with sugar or stevia, layer pieces of panettone, drizzled with coffee liqueur, and marscapone in a champagne flute. Serve room temperature. This can, and should, be made several hours ahead of serving.  

Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas Eve Eve!!


  1. Very beautiful and festive...I was privileged to be able to tour Quarters One last year at Christmas! Thank you so much for the support of the soldiers and family members here at Ft. Riley!

  2. Thank you, Donna! Happy New Year!


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